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Best of DBD 2016: Asking

December 20, 2016

As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Asking for a Gift. Asking for a Gift When people say they don’t like raising money, what they’re usually really saying is that they don’t […]

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Best of DBD 2016: Leadership

December 15, 2016

As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Leadership. Leadership We have a saying at DBD (and we got it from a nonprofit leader) that “Leadership is Everything.” In more than ten years […]

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Change the Request

July 27, 2015

By Michele Goodrich A relatively common concern among nonprofit executives and development directors is that their board members are reluctant to ask for money. It isn’t due to a lack of effort by the staff members. They provide prospect lists, campaign materials and fundraising training. They set up fundraising competitions, send inspiring emails, make reminder […]

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Sabotaging Your Culture of Philanthropy

June 22, 2015

By Danny Maier Recently, I attended a board meeting for a great nonprofit organization. Afterward, the CEO confessed that he was “really troubled that we can’t create a culture of philanthropy here. It is just so frustrating.” I agreed. But then I had the hard task of telling him how his board agenda was at […]

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Expressions of Gratitude

February 18, 2014

By Mike Bussey I was stunned by the phone call. It was from a board member of a camp that Marcia and I have supported for several years, and it came just a few days after we had made an online, year-end contribution. We had already received an online confirmation of our gift, as well […]

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