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09
Jan

2015: The Year You Start Blogging

This is remix to ignition... I wrote about why your organisation should be blogging in 2014, and now I'm here to tell you (again) that 2015…

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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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25
Sep

Jam Sammich #1 – Beth Ann Locke

Prologue I have always said that witnessing people do what they are meant to do is one of my most favourite things in life. When I…

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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

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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15
Sep

Monday Morning Mugshots – September 15, 2014

Three truths and a lie. My son has started kindergarten, which makes me realize my kids are growing up way too fast. Your kids probably are,…

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29
Aug

Deep Nonprofit Thoughts & 6 Tips For Fall

Many nonprofits experience a series of "new year's" throughout the year. There's the calendar new year. There's fiscal new year. Then there's fall - which often…

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