Seeking Advice

March 1, 2016

By Bruce Berglund Recently I had the opportunity to meet with the president of a large family foundation. We had a great dialogue regarding the value of feasibility studies today. He was quite wary of studies that didn’t involve the not-for-profit staff or studies that only tested the viability of the campaign goal. Rather than […]

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Getting to the Starting Line

April 21, 2015

By Mike Bussey ‘Thank you for getting us to the starting line and for the confidence that we are going to have a successful campaign.” A volunteer was reflecting on the long, complex and (at times) frustrating process his organization had undertaken to determine how best to respond to community issues and opportunities. After an […]

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Biker Guys

March 17, 2011

By Thom Peters My 26-year-old son, Daniel, is on a motorcycle adventure ride from Wisconsin down to the tip of South America, and documenting his trip along the way.  To be clear, no one he comes into contact with would mistake him for a “Biker Guy” with his 1972 Suzuki dirt bike, orange glow helmet […]

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Trash Talk

December 2, 2010

by Jon Simons Have you ever wondered where your trash goes once it is picked up at the curb?  I mean… your own personal trash… out there in the great mass of all trash?  Me either!?  You may be surprised to learn that there is a very organized and intentional system at work here. Let’s […]

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