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Podcast: Show and Tell Works

Posted by DBD Team
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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Storytelling, Fundraising Management, Vision, Giving, Campaign Planning, Nonprofit, Client Stories

How One Donor’s Visit to a Vision Room Inspired Her to Increase Her Gift

Posted by Sara Luke
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Topics: Capital Campaign, Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Capital, Fundraising Management, Vision, Giving, Campaign Planning, Nonprofit, financial management

USE YOUR DATA TO TAKE ACTION

Posted by Nathan Sprenger

 

Plans are important, but they’ll never work unless you take action.

This month, the DBD team will be sharing ways for you to jump start your work in 2022.

 


 


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Topics: Goal Setting, Goals, Vision, Planning, Execution, Data Management, Nonprofit, Take Action

3 FINANCIAL CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN'T WAIT

Posted by Brian Keel

Autumn has arrived and the end of the year is much closer than the beginning.  The fourth quarter can make or break your financial results and there are a number of things your organization should be talking about right now to help ensure the greatest possible success.

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Topics: Vision, End Of Year, Planning, Security Blanket, Debt Reduction, Nonprofit, finance, budget, financial management

CRAFTING A NEW VISION

Posted by Kellie Wardman

These times are calling for aspirational thinking. With dramatic changes in our collective landscape, people are craving direction and leadership more than ever. In many cases, nonprofit boards and CEOs are needing to reinvent strategies, practices, and the very direction of their organizations.

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Topics: Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Strategy, Vision, Planning

FOCUS ON THE DESTINATION

Posted by Laura DeVries

“Mind the gap” echoed through the colorfully tiled RATP Metro as I stepped from the platform to the train on a journey from Paris to Geneva.  My focus briefly diverted from the excitement and joy of the journey to the necessary caution ahead me.  Each time the train door opened,  the same voice reminded me to mind the gap in several languages.  I recall glancing at the gap at my first stop, being amused as passengers stepped over it at the second, and growing deaf to it by the third, as my focus shifted to the exciting journey ahead of me…

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Topics: Vision

THE POWER OF A GRANDER VISION

Posted by Mike Bussey

Many times, I find myself working with nonprofits who are facing a time of transition. Perhaps their organization is undergoing a change in leadership. Perhaps their community is changing. Perhaps new needs and challenges are calling for a change in programs or ministries.

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Topics: Leadership, Case For Support, Transition, Vision

OWN IT

Posted by Sara Luke

“The dog ate my homework.”

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Topics: Leadership, Vision, Accountability, Transparency

IS YOUR VISION BIG ENOUGH?

Posted by Danny Maier

As a sufferer of myopia since the 3rd grade, I’ve been wearing glasses a long time. Perhaps it’s my nearsightedness that has me often trying to focus on the trees and missing the forest – the big picture. But, while the details are important, it’s the bigger vision that inspires.

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Topics: Case For Support, Vision

RESOLUTION: DREAM BIGGER

Posted by Thom Peters

I’m not great at resolutions. I have great intentions, just lousy follow through. After all my years I have learned that the higher I set my sights, the less opportunity I have to succeed. So I keep expectations low and generally feel better about how things turn out. I may not be a better or healthier person, but I won’t have failed so often in my goals.

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Topics: Leadership, Stewardship, Vision, Board Leadership, Planning, Church Stewardship

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