1. Gratitude and the Clinical Experience with Randall Hallett

    Many clinicians don't understand that what they do every day may seem ordinary to them but for those on the outside, it is extraordinary. And those extraordinary experiences lead to gratitude which may be expressed through giving, and this makes the patient happy. Happiness is a result of doing thin…Read More

  2. What Millennials Want with Sarah Landman and Abigail Wright

    Millennials live in an instant culture and kind of expect the same thing with their philanthropic giving. They want to see results almost in real-time. They want to see that their gifts and resources are making a difference.  But what else do they expect from fundraisers? Sarah & Abigail, milli…Read More

  3. How to Have an Effective Board

    A board can make or break your entire development program. So if you have a weak board or a board that is not involved, un-willing to give, receive, or talk to people, then your program will not go very far. Fundraisers are not equal to donors. Peer to peer fundraising has been proven time & tim…Read More

  4. Building a Culture of Philanthropy

    The culture of an organization is very important in philanthropy. It is also just as important that the entire organization gets involved in building that culture and not get too bogged down in the business side of philanthropy. Culture eats strategy every time, meaning that if you don't pay attenti…Read More

  5. The Dynamics of a CEO/CDO Relationship with Ed Flynn

    Great relationships lead to great organizations. There's nothing more important than a positive CEO-CDO relationship to deliver quality service. It's not just about raising money; it's about the partnerships you have in leadership. Ed Flynn is the Principal of Flynn Consulting. He has over 30 years …Read More

  6. The Art of Philanthropy

    Staying true to your donors is the commitment you make when you agree to be a fundraiser. But the organization’s leadership and metrics don’t always operate harmoniously with those ideals. Donors don't have the same priorities or needs as those who operate behind the scenes of the philanthropic …Read More

  7. What is a Capital Campaign and Why Do One?

    When running a capital campaign, you should expect the unexpected. This is because at one point or another it may stall or look hopeless. But Penny Cowden has some great advice from her many years of experience she has accumulated from running very successful campaigns, helping raise over $100 milli…Read More