The spirit of philanthropy

A special post by a Special Agent: Ann Rosenfield. Now that some of the hub-bub from the holiday fundraising period has passed, it’s easier to reflect back on how truly remarkable some giving is… I hope you enjoy this… John Opening the mail as a fundraiser is a window to a better world. “You don’t…

Merry Holiday’s

I woke up this morning (thank goodness), thinking about doing one last post about 2012, or donors, year end email’s from charities, the apocalypse, or stuff that we really messed up this year. But, it all sounded a bit ramble-y in my head. So scrap those things (although buy me a beer over the holiday’s…

#donorlove

This morning I read over the latest Ahern in my inbox while my coffee brewed and of course, my brain starts spinning. His newsletter talks about how you! too! can make your crappy 12 page newsletter written by marketing and communications that  goes on and on about how awesome you are, an actual donor love…

Extraordinary Donor Journey

Last week Jen and I had the pleasure of attending a one day workshop/conference called the “Extraordinary Donor Journey” in Toronto. The workshop brought together four amazing speakers to talk, all day, about creating loyal and loving donors. Our kind of stuff! Stephen Pidgeon, Simone Joyaux, Guy Mallabone and Richard Radcliffe all took turns with…