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Thank You 2.0
07.17.2018

Growing up, my Mom constantly stress to us kids the importance of saying “Please” and “Thank you.” ...

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King of the Hill
08.14.2018

While I wasn’t the biggest or strongest, I could hold my own in King of the Hill.

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Is the Sky Falling at your Nonprofit?
03.04.2018

Is the sky really falling for your nonprofit?

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Christmas Giving
12.04.2017

I always share this story from my favorite Charlie Brown TV special – A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s a great reminder for me.  

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Protecting My Brain
10.25.2017

Thank you for protecting my brain. I can assure you it needs it.

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Content Truths #8
09.12.2017

Jeff Bullas, an online marketing guru, recently posted

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Facts vs Feelings
08.18.2017

In many areas of life, facts take precedence over feelings. Please note however that fundraising is not one of them.

Donors want to feel good about helping you. Some wan...

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Avoid Donor Boot Hill
03.29.2017

In the movie, Tombstone, Val Kilmer plays the role of Doc Holiday, a man who’s very hard to like. Toward the end of the movie, Cowboy Jack asks Doc why he’s risking his li...

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Before and After
03.15.2017

We love success stories that include before and after pictures. While my photos are not completely accurate, I did have to wear head gear 24/7 in the 8th grade. Yes, let your imagi...

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Second Helping
02.07.2017

When dining at someone’s home, how do you get a s...

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Christmas Giving
12.05.2016

I love sharing this story from my favorite Charlie Brown TV special – A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s a great reminder for me.  

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Social Distance
11.07.2016

Social Distance is a concept sociologist use. It is defined as the degree to which people are willing to accept and associate with those having different social&nbs...

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Robo Thank You
10.21.2016

Renowned fundraising copywriter and my newest BFF, Lisa Sargent, had a great tweak recently

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Name?
08.30.2016

Scott – it’s a name I’ve loved for over 57 years. Scott Swedenburg feels like I’m signing something a...

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Storytelling
08.28.2016

Okay, what was your favorite – Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon or Green Eggs and Ham?