The other day Tom posed the question, Are You a Fundraising Professional?, and answered it by concluding that “If you see your role as facilitating a positive donor experience, then yes, you are.” The morning Tom’s post ran I received news that ...

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A Higher Calling

Fri, Jul 21 2017

The other day Tom posed the question, Are You a Fundraising Professional?and answered it by concluding that “If you see your role as facilitating a positive donor experience, then yes, you are.” The morning Tom’s post ran I received news that Jay Love, the co-founder and CEO of Bloomerang, the donor management software firm, is changing jobs. He’s been elevated to Chief Relationship...

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Summer Doldrums Threat #1: Branding

Thu, Jul 20 2017

Sooner or later someone in your organization, totally devoid of fundraising knowledge (likely a board member or the spouse of one), is going to come back from their summer break with a ‘brilliant idea’. In fact, over many summers, many ‘brilliant’ ideas have crossed The Agitator’s desks. So, we’ve gone back through the archives and will share some of them...

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Are You A Fundraising Professional?

Wed, Jul 19 2017

Be careful before you answer. It might be a trick question. I’m sure all Agitator readers regard themselves as ‘professional’, at least in the sense of making some ongoing, applied effort to be seriously competent — i.e. not regarded as a dilettante. But now consider this passage from a recent blog post by fundraiser extraordinaire, Giles Pegram CBE, writing in his role...

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Frequency Of Giving

Tue, Jul 18 2017

I was browsing through the interesting ‘dashboard’ on online giving compiled  by Network for Good and published monthly by the Chronicle on Philanthropy. The latest update reported 20% more donors and 20.9% more donations in June 2017 over June 2016. My first reaction was … great to see this sizeable bump in the number of donors — perhaps the ‘Trump bump’...

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“We’re Not Like This … Are We?”

Mon, Jul 17 2017

Innovation and progress come not from working harder, but by working smarter and taking an axe to the time wasters and the trivial.

Most of all, stop focusing on the trivial. If I had a nickel for every hour I’ve witnessed trivial debates over orange vs. blue envelopes, or closed-face vs. window envelopes, I could buy Tom a fresh typewriter ribbon. In an earlier post, Wasting Time by...

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