Dawn’s Blogs

How to Join the Donation Crowd and Avoid Fear of the Unknown

nonprofit survival

Are you feeling down about the future? Join the crowd. Let’s create our own crowd – let’s hang together and give together so that others, including our families and friends, will find help when it is needed. I’m sure you’ll fit right in. Giving is different this year, more critical than ever. You don’t even have to look at the calendar to know time is short as we approach the end of the year. &nbs ...[Read More]

Online Gifts: How to Better Reach Your Giving Goals

Online Gifts

Have you made a gift online this year? Chances are the answer is yes. A growing number of donors respond to a Facebook post or a Tweet to give but ask few questions about the group or nonprofit making the ask. A few clicks and it’s done. Gift made. Endorphins surge. It feels good. Just as media, online gaming, YouTube and texting are transforming how we communicate and learn, online giving i ...[Read More]

Overcoming Fear of Failure Can Change the World

fear of failure

A nonprofit sector strategist I follow writes a blog called Socialtrend Spotter. Suzanne Smith, author, founder and CEO of Social Impact Architects, often provides excellent insight and suggestions for her readers. She speaks directly into the most immediate struggles nonprofit organizations face daily. In Suzanne’s recent blog, she uses the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to se ...[Read More]

How Life Stories Become the Legacy You Leave

Legacy

The everyday life you live is the legacy you leave. Yes, the stories of our lives become our legacy. We have no choice in the matter. Others look at the trail we walked, the life journey we are on and see a legacy.  The very nature of a legacy is storytelling. Our life stories are like a river that draws you along on its current.  While you can’t quite see beyond the bend, looking back i ...[Read More]

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