Strategic Cultivation: What are you doing?

At my first development conference over 20 years ago, a wise gentleman shared the phrase “Don’t confuse action with progress”.  For years that phrase was on my desk in some manner and served as a directional beacon for various work efforts. With this in mind I have seen over and over again the need for […]

Fundraising and Groupon

Leveraging online coupon services, like Groupon and LivingSocial, has been a relatively underused aspect of social and online gift generation. Since Groupon alone has an estimated 37 million subscribers in North America who have purchased more than 40 million...

Philanthropy: The Moment to Step Up Has Come! Make the case for more resources.

Our moment has come!  Philanthropy has an opportunity to significantly impact our institutional missions like never before.  See if one of these scenarios fits your organization: 1)      Education: Tuition at record high or already at high end of the marketplace. 2)      Healthcare: Legislation, insurance, etc. has or threatens to reduce any operating surplus. 3)      Museums: […]

Philanthropy: The Moment to Step Up Has Come! Make the case for more resources.

Our moment has come!  Philanthropy has an opportunity to significantly impact our institutional missions like never before.  See if one of these scenarios fits your organization: 1)      Education: Tuition at record high or already at high end of the marketplace. 2)      Healthcare: Legislation, insurance, etc. has or threatens to reduce any operating surplus. 3)      Museums: […]