“Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising”

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””

Sister Jean’s Seven Secrets to a Long and Happy Life

“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”

Reunions as a Window to Human Nature

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”