3 Ways to Turn Failure Into Adventure

I took my kids on an adventure. Or at least I called it an “adventure.” My kids called it a “fail” (they are teenagers, that’s how they talk). I wasn’t willing to admit defeat. What’s the difference in adventure and failure? I think it is in the learning. If you learned something from your failure,… Read More

Plan Leads to Fundraising Success

    Exciting news: new online class is approved for 3 points toward CFRE certification Not all online classes are created equal – I get that. Many online classes involve watching slides and listening to a lecture. Our class is completely different. We call it discussion-style because the class is a series of video conversations… Read More

10 Free Giving Tuesday Resources

Happy October! Now that we have entered the last quarter of 2015, you should be working on your year-end fundraising plan. I highly recommend integrating the celebration of Giving Tuesday into your plan. What is #GivingTuesday? Here’s how their website explains it: “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals.… Read More

4 Things to Remember in Year-End Planning

Pumpkin flavored lattes have arrived. The Halloween costume shops have opened. Labor Day has come and gone. What does all of that mean for fundraising? Even though it’s still 90 degrees in Florida, this is the time to get your year-end fundraising plan together.  Make sure you think about more than how you are going… Read More

Giving Tuesday at Planet Philanthropy

Last week it was my privilege to present at Planet Philanthropy – Florida’s AFP conference. I taught an interactive session on how to use #Giving Tuesday to boost your year-end giving results. I shared several valuable online resources that day and I’d like to share them with you, too. Giving Tuesday Tools Toolkits, case studies,… Read More