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May 28, 2019

How to Know When to Dissolve Your Organization

It’s never fun to think about the worst-case scenario. And if things are going well for your organization, it might seem to make little sense to do so. Often it’s clear when to dissolve, but other times the warning signs are more subtle. Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you think your organization might be in a pinch. And hey, having to dissolve your organization isn’t the most awful thing in the […]
June 11, 2019

Donor Recognition – And a Child Shall Lead Them – Tracy Ebarb

Donor recognition is a frequent conversation among fundraising professionals. There are many schools of thought concerning this activity and most agree that some type of recognition is proper, if not necessary, for every gift, regardless of size or type. Some donors even base their gift on the promise of a certain type of recognition, like the naming rights to a building or an endowed Chair at a University. Others may want to be included in […]
June 11, 2019

Ice Bucket Challenge – What’s The Fundraising Lesson? – Tracy Ebarb

This week, the creators of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, (both of whom have ALS) launched a NEW campaign called Challenge Me, which encourages people to challenge themselves to take whatever steps necessary to eradicate Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Their last initiative was meteoric and raised $115 million dollars in only 12 months up from $32,000 the year before! What’s the fundraising lesson? Trust me the Ice Bucket Challenge is NOT […]
July 2, 2019

5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees

We know the struggle all too well. You feel like you’re talking to a wall and nothing is getting through, and any attempt to engage and inspire seems to fall flat. At some point, we all have to deal with problem employees: people who are just plain difficult. But it’s not the end of the world. When you find yourself frustrated and angry with an employee, it can be easy to throw away hopes of […]