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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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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The other day while I was at a stoplight I quickly reached over to my car stereo to change the SD Card. I keep different genres of music on different cards and I was in need of something different. As I did so, I had a flashback to 1990. In 1990, I had a big Read More →

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The recent Colorado floods have caused devastation of property, loss of life, and economic distress for thousands in Colorado. I join my fellow Coloradoans in sending best wishes and support for all who have suffered loss. I am so proud, however, of the way our community at-large has stepped up to help their neighbors. We Read More →

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Last month I was watching Law and Order with my teenage son. One of the characters had committed a relatively minor infraction and was sentenced to Home Detention for 3 months, wearing an ankle monitor. We got into a discussion about ankle monitors and KJ asked me ‘if the person cut the ankle monitor off, Read More →

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Northern Colorado Active 20/30 annual “Suitcase Party” ( http://noco2030.org/) for the first time. This event, designed to raise money for NoCo 20/30’s philanthropy goals, was amazing. Essentially it is a silent / live auction, food and drinks, along with a concert (Blues Traveler this year!) Read More →

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When we talk about donor’s rights, it seems like the conversation often centers around privacy issues. Another popular right is the ability to see the organization’s financial statements. This week there was a court case that will no doubt contribute to legal precedent concerning a portion of the Donor’s Bill of Rights. Section IV of Read More →

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I don’t know about you but there are certain movies that I must watch whenever they come on television.  If it is Saturday afternoon and I am flipping the channels because I have finished my chores for the day and need to relax, there are a few movies that will always command my attention.  The Read More →

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I was consulting for a small organization led by a new Executive Director who had no fund raising experience.  Typically I try to stay away from going on solicitations as a consultant, rather I help devise strategy and provide training to build capacity.  This particular ED was deathly afraid of asking for money so I Read More →

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