Listening for the gift

Most people think of fundraising as all about the ask. But truth be told, the best gifts come because a fundraiser listened. Don’t get me wrong. Asking is important. In fact, the majority of small to mid-size ministries have not because the fundraising team doesn’t ask as much as they should. However, after observing a […]

Generosity in quotes: Leo Buscaglia

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia (Dr. Love), author, motivational speaker, and university professor

How not to annoy donors

One article back, I encouraged fundraisers to see themselves through donors’ eyes. Today, the guys over at The Agitator, a daily must-read for me, picked up the theme with a comment from Claire Axelrad, another blogger and fundraising consultant extraordinaire, as their springboard.  (I love when great minds think alike, especially when those minds agree […]