As The Story Goes…

It was the best story of the day. And there were many. My 94-year-old grandfather was a notorious storyteller. So the weekend of his funeral has been filled with memories, stories, laughs and tears. Just as a full life should be honoured… But the story that turned out to be my favourite was quite unexpected.…

On The Importance of Being Earnest

Google says the definition of earnest is resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction. Not a bad definition for Ask Direct’s Fundraising Summer School last week, held in Oscar Wilde’s beautiful Dublin. My personal highlight reel of #ADFSS16 can be nutshelled with “earnest”. First, our curator. The one and only Damian. Summer School was…

#donorloveplaylist

I’ve been meaning to do this since our #DonorLove Rendezvous in May. And now that it’s road trip season, I’m calling on all you fabulous fundraisers to help build the ultimate #donorloveplaylist! Here’s a start. Please, comment and/or tweet to add your faves. Let’s make beautiful #donorlove inspired music together! Note: just like good direct…

Data Doesn’t Lie

Data doesn’t lie. But it also doesn’t feel. We are students of direct response. It’s our job to create, test, tweak and analyze. That’s the science. But I love fundraising because it’s also an art. Moving and inspiring people to give, to act, to share the amazing work of your organization. Creating joyful philanthropic experiences…

Afternoon Love Affair

What are you doing Thursday, January 28th at noon? Wait. Let me rephrase that. Whatever you are doing on Thursday, January 28th at noon can’t possibly be something better than an afternoon love affair! Join me as part of the #DonorLove webinar series to share a 5-year Case Study featuring the creative, storytelling and results…