I'm currently on vacation so, the past couple days, I've been working my way through Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising by Janice Gow Pettey. As I read her book, several questions keep coming to mind. Anybody that really knows me will appreciate … [Continue reading] about Questioning Diversity in Fundraising
CFRE International sent me an E-mail yesterday announcing two revisions to the policies for initial and re-certification. I wasn't able to locate this announcement on the CFRE website so here is the information for anybody considering to obtain this … [Continue reading] about CFRE Updates Certification Requirements
I'd like to improve on a quote I often use; "philanthropy, an awkward word that does so much good" by adding "ethics, a simple word that can ruin or fix everything." The thing is, ethical lapses don't have to happen. It's helpful to be talking … [Continue reading] about Ethics Rapid-fire for Your Next Staff Meeting
I entered my current professional fundraising position after it had been vacant for nine months. Knowing the importance of building relationships with those that had invested their philanthropy in the organization, I spent my first several months … [Continue reading] about Fundraising Ethics and Corporate Scholarships
What is "GivingThree?" I get this question a lot. This probably explains why the "about" page of this blog is among the most visited. "Giving three" is my shorthand description for the giving of "time, talent, and treasure." Or, as Martin Novom … [Continue reading] about What is GivingThree?