Fundraisers Toast: Raise Your Glass

In 2008, at an event honoring a colleague, I was asked to say a few words to mark the occasion. On a whim I raised my glass and offered up what I referred to as the “Fundraisers Toast.” The goal of the Fundraisers Toast is simple… be deliberate about celebrating the achievements of professional peers. In […]

5 Ways Fundraising is Like Baseball

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. – Yogi Berra As I entered my current role at Eastern Kentucky University, I knew it was important to lay the groundwork for the new team. To do this, we took a trip to the Great American Ball Park, home of […]

Titles for Fundraisers Revisited

Not long ago I bookmarked a blog posting by David Lawson asking the question, “philanthropy, when did it become about fundraising?” In his post on Working Philanthropy, Lawson correlates the role of fundraising and a healthy nonprofit organization to the legacy of Steve Jobs. “Fundraising is a necessary part of philanthropy, but it in no way should […]

Top Tweets From Third Day of 2013 #AFPICON

I planned to post this tomorrow, but could not wait! So without any further delay I present the last of the top tweets from the most prolific of the #AFPICON attendees. This takes some work, but has totally been worth it to experience sessions through the eyes of others and to have a virtual seat in multiple rooms. […]

Top Tweets From Second Day of 2013 #AFPICON

The second day of #AFPICON was filled with awesome quotes and memorable moments. Here is the second day of top tweets from the most prolific of the #AFPICON conference attendees. RT @npmarc: You can spend all the time in the world correcting your weaknesses­, you’ll just end up average. #AFPIcon — marcus buckingham (@mwbuckingham) […]