Take 15 – Ironing Is Manly

My weapon of choice – still going strong after 6-7 years, and an estimated 1515 drops on the floor. An interesting aspect about ironing, is that 80% of the outcomes are the result of 20% of the inputs – it…
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Take 15 – Holding Our Breath For Better Fundraising Results

When was the last time that you gave conscious attention to how you breath? Inhale, exhale, right? Or is it, innnnnnnnnhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaleeeeeeExhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaleeeee Or is it, in-hale…Ex-hale Or is it innnn……….hale, hale, hale……ex-hale, hale, hale? Or is it in-ex-in-ex-in-ex-innnn-ex….haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaale-in…. It’s amazing, at…
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Take 15 – Are You a #Chickenshit Fundraiser

It turns out that what actually separates thriving organizations from struggling ones are the difficult-to-measure attitudes, processes and perceptions of the people who do the work. Culture defeats strategy, every time. So much that culture is strategy. Those that read…
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Take 15 – The Linchpin Manifesto

As is often the case with Seth’s work, this Manifesto invigorates me enough to revisit it every few months. I read his book Linchpin during the nascent years of my career as a fundraiser and its essence has been pivotal…
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