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Dec 3, 2014

The Waiting Game of December

The-Waiting-GameHere it is December again. I remember being a kid and counting down the days until Christmas Day. Waiting. Being impatient. Hoping the Christmas would be all that I dreamed it could be.

Being in fundraising perpetuates these feelings.

Working since March on year-end strategies for fundraising, all my front-end work is done. Now, its just the execution and counting the money.
Fundraising appeals and donor newsletters litter mailboxes across the country. And your email in-box will be overflowing with year-end requests.

These next four weeks will determine the mood for the rest of the fiscal year. A good December means our analyses in the first quarter will be peppered with smiles. A poor December always creates a panic and we will be desperately chasing the budget for the rest of the year.

Let’s hope for a great December for your cause.

But we will have to wait and see.

Right Tools for the Right Job

Goodness gracious. Are you serious? Apparently in UK, COVID19 cases were under reported due to an Excel limitation on the number of cases in a database. Lives are at stake people! Use the right tools of the trade. And even when lives are not at stake, use the right...

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Fall Forecast 2020

I’ll start with the obvious: No one knows how this fall’s fundraising campaigns will do. We are at in a turbulent time. Global pandemic. Rising unemployment. Stimulus checks. Divisive election. World powers butting heads. Us analyst rely heavily on past data to give...

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The People Behind Nonprofits: Part Three

Interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit operations management? Here’s what experts in the field think you should know: It’s not enough to just be passionate about the cause. The nonprofit sector also needs business-minded people who excel at their jobs and are...

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