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The Reckoning

Do you hear the sound of engines revving in the distance? That’s the sound of hundreds – thousands – of development shops gearing up as the pandemic wanes. Fundraisers hitting the road. In-person visits. Special events being scheduled. In a few months that distant sound will be a roar. Organizations across the nonprofit landscape willContinue reading “The Reckoning”

Major Gifts Book Sneak Peek

We’re halfway through! Since last Fall, and continuing now for the next six months, subscribers to The Weekend Briefing Plus receive bi-weekly installments from our new book, “(Everything I’ve Learned in 44 Years About) Major and Planned Gifts.” It’s not too late to sign up! Just click on the Subscribe link at Here’s aContinue reading “Major Gifts Book Sneak Peek”


Excerpted from Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising, available in print, audiobook and eBook on I was having coffee with a friend of mine. She’s the director of development for a wonderful nonprofit. Among other things we were talking about our year-end totals and all the thank-you letters those gifts precipitate. My friend hadContinue reading “Disappointment”


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