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05
Jan

5 Books To Read In 2015

Uh huh! It's that time of year again! As usual, turning on to any site will give you best books from the previous year and some…

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18
Dec

Top 5 Lessons From My First Year Of Consulting

Here we are. Another holiday season, and the end of another arbitrarily decided calendar year. While I’m really not a fan of the whole New Years…

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23
Oct

Jam Sammich #2 – Vanessa Chase

Prologue When I transitioned into a fundraising role, I got my hands on every resource I could find. I wanted to do the best job I…

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20
Oct

Monday Morning Mugshots – October 20, 2014

FALL HAS BEEN INSANE. Between navigating work deadlines and work drama, a local transit strike, and the day to day with four kids, I'm feeling a…

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16
Oct

What Do Donors REALLY Want?

Okay. I’m here to play devil’s avocado. Don’t slap my wrist too hard. We know donor retention rates suck. We know that investing in donor relationships…

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09
Oct

You’re Awesome, But Your Stock Photos Suck

<This image is called "Perfect Family"> Nearly a decade ago, my first communications gig was at a provincial literacy organisation. I was charged with giving the…

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29
Sep

Monday Morning Mugshots – September 29, 2014

One crazy month out, another crazy month in. This past week was a busy one at work, but also a busy one in my personal life,…

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22
Sep

Monday Morning Mugshots – September 22, 2014

L'automne! Last week was cool + rainy, and this week it's set to be summer temperatures. I'll take this as a sign that the crush of…

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17
Sep

Dear Seth Godin… So What?

Thought Leaders & the Litany of Platitudes Dear Godin, Gladwell, TED Talkers, et al, SO WHAT? I mean this in the most passionate, pure-of-heart, eager-to-do-good kind…

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17
Sep

The Gratitude Platitude: 7 Sins + 7 Simple Tips for Better Thank You Letters

…… Okay. I tend to exaggerate. But I think everyone has seen a thank you letter that contains at least one of these deadly sins. The…

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