Donors

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

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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]

Daring to Risk Failure Leads to Greater Success

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After reading Dawn’s blog last week, I accepted the challenge and read Suzanne Smith’s article, “The Social Sector’s F-Word — Failure”.  As a former Founder/Executive Director of a local nonprofit, many of Smith’s points brought back memories and lessons learned. It reminded me that daring to risk failure can lead to greater success. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, whether it was f ...[Read More]

Overcoming Fear of Failure Can Change the World

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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]

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