From the Foreword to “Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising.” “‘Rob, there’s a book in there somewhere.’ “In 11 years of writing the Weekend Briefing I heard that gentle nudge from many of my heroes in our profession. “So I set out to find that book. It took a while, but I did. ‘Winning’ bringsContinue reading ““Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising””
Are you a student of philanthropy? Or a student of fundraising? There’s a difference. Students of philanthropy discover WHY donors feel motivated to support a cause. Students of fundraising learn HOW the invitation is extended to do that.
6:45AM. The first seriously cold morning of the fall. Nursing a cup of coffee that really hit the spot and channel-surfing the news shows. I came upon the Bloomberg Business Channel. The guest was Michelle Seitz, CEO of Russell Investments, $300 billion under management. I thought it might be good to listen.
“Cent’anni!” is an Italian toast that translates “to a hundred years!” I imagine if someone offered that toast to Sister Jean today she would smile and think to herself, “Been there, done that.” Sister Jean’s 100th birthday was reported this morning on news outlets from HLN to ESPN. She is universally beloved, admired and respected.Continue reading “Sister Jean’s Seven Secrets to a Long and Happy Life”
According to his website, “William Zinsser is a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer—he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in 1946—and is also a teacher, best known for his book On Writing Well, a companion held in affection by three generations of writers, reporters, editors, teachers and students.” I first read thisContinue reading “Reunions as a Window to Human Nature”