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26
Sep

Knowing Your Audience Isn’t “Elementary” … It’s EVERYTHING.

  I talk a lot about getting to know your audience. Knowing who it is you're talking to changes everything. Some folks ask me, "um, isn't…

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16
Sep

On vulnerability, grief, and fundraising

  Nine and a half years ago, I lost my Grandma Beryl to cancer. A year and a half ago, I lost my Grandma Claire to…

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07
Sep

Dr. Strangecopy or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Writing for Fundraising

When people first get into fundraising, they have two questions that always make me smile. First, "you mean I have to ask people for money!?" Second,…

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08
Aug

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – Disrupting the Status Quo of the Nonprofit Sector

Back in July, I invited you to think about how you might change the nonprofit sector. Summers tend to be slower, and it's a great time…

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27
Jun

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – An Invocation for New Beginnings: Disrupting the Status Quo of the Nonprofit Sector

Inefficient. Ineffective. Navel gazing. Problematic. Self-centred. Un-collaborative. Backwards. Behind the times. Pushy. Weak. Complacent. Confused. Just not very effective. No, these aren’t my performance reviews for…

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22
Apr

A Few Thoughts on Prince, Magic, & Giving a Shit

A tiny, epileptic Black man from Minnesota changed the world. His name was Prince. And he was funky. As a young woman who grew up in a…

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05
Apr

Donor as Artist: Inspiring the Art of Creating Change

“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.”…

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24
Feb

Empathy Mapping: Questions to Help You Love Your Donor

Jeannie loves fresh garden carrots. She had a huge garden on the farm where she raised her five kids. Her husband Hank told her she grew…

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Feb

A Few Words on Leadership

This past weekend I spoke at the Student Leadership Conference at the University of Saskatchewan, my alma mater. It was a huge honour to speak to…

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26
Jan

I Want YOUR #DonorLove Wisdom!

We love donors, yes we do! I can't express how excited I am for the #DonorLove Rendezvous in May. You can read more about my excitement…

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