Planning for fundraising success on the count of 3

If you’re an über–planner – someone who gets her jollies from churning out lengthy tomes complete with color coded charts and detailed strategies that go on for pages – blessings to you. And if you actually stick to the plan for a full 12 months, double blessings. You are a rare bird indeed. It’s my […]

Betting long on donor acquisition

I was late to the audit presentation, but it only took a sec to realize the conversation was heading south.  In response to the auditor’s charge of “too high” (his words) fundraising costs, the finance committee was in full retreat. They were talking deep cuts to the development budget, and without so much as a […]