Many of us would not be where we are today if it were not for a hook up. It might be the friend of a parent who makes a call to get us into a competitive university. Perhaps we are trying to get admitted into an exclusive club and we call upon a member to Read More →

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How many of you have played on a team? I, for one, have always played team sports. From Little League baseball to soccer, volleyball, basketball and kickball, I have always played team sports. Last year I took up skiing, which is my first and only solo sport. I enjoy skiing, but even though you are Read More →

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I was having dinner with a donor recently when he lamented to me his frustration at only being contacted by organizations when they want to ask for money. Fortunately I was not there to make an ask at that time, but his feelings resonated with me. The relationship between donor and nonprofit organization is just Read More →

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As is my custom at the end of December, I have been reviewing my goals as well as my outcomes for the year. Since I also have a short attention-span, additionally I have been daydreaming and reviewing past years and decades. Yesterday my teenage son asked me ‘what some of my favorite TV shows were Read More →

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Sometimes there are differing perspectives about issues that are seemingly “cut and dry.” For example, I once had someone impart to me a very unique viewpoint relating to gang violence. We were discussing the fact that kids in gangs often get into these gun battles and there are stray bullets that go flying in residential Read More →

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If your email inbox looks anything like mine you have been getting inundated with requests to give to specific charities on Colorado Gives Day next week. Colorado Gives Day, on December 10 this year, is an annual opportunity for Coloradans to “give where they live.” Even if you do not live in Colorado you are Read More →

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Organizations today rely heavily on donors who make one or more gifts each year either through the mail or online. These donors are often critical to nonprofit success because they can often be used to keep the lights on, pay for support staff, and defray overhead costs. Sometimes we make the mistake of failing to Read More →

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I was in the process of writing about corporate giving and I ran across this article upon which I could not improve. I decided “why reinvent the wheel?” So, I am reposting Judy Belk’s post from the Philanthropy Journal, published today. She covers the topic completely and succinctly. Have a great day, KLM http://bit.ly/1a31HkX

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Today I was reading a news article about a man who went to court in Ohio to overturn his own death. He was not successful and unfortunately had to walk out of court a dead man. Allow me to explain. Donald Miller disappeared back in 1994 and his wife eventually went to court to have Read More →

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Inner City Health Center is hiring in the Development Department. Vacant positions include Development Manager and Development Assistant. The postings are below: Development Manager Development Assistant Have a great weekend, KLM

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