You Gotta Save Money to Make Money!

by Shelby Wade on 4/16/19 6:30 AM

More often than not we're told that we have to spend money to make money, but it's surprising how frequently the opposite can be true. Saving money is a great way for you to increase your...

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3 Easy Steps for Creating Engaging Fundraisers for Students

by Shelby Wade on 4/9/19 6:30 AM

Students can an untapped resource in your quest for making your fundraisers truly remarkable. You might be surprised at the energy and enthusiasm they'll bring to your next event.

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3 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Style

by Bonnie Larson on 4/2/19 6:30 AM

The idea of servant leadership has started to gain momentum in a lot of big name corporations. There’s a shift from one person at the top pointing out what needs to be done to the idea of coaching...

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A Calculated Risk

by Lauren Griffin on 3/26/19 6:30 AM

Risk can mean a lot of things. It can mean a chance of losing money, but it could also be your next big break! For example, if you decide you need an average annual fundraising return of 6% in...

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The Three Marks of a Strong Leader

by Sarah Bayley on 3/20/19 6:30 AM

Leadership is complicated. Most often we think of a leader as being the person in the front of the line, at the podium or with the loudest voice. We equate leadership with a strong charismatic...

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5 Proven Secrets to Mobilizing Volunteers to Reach Your Fundraising Goals

by Kevin Smith on 3/12/19 6:30 AM

Why is it so difficult to ask anyone to volunteer? It’s a question that’s plagued most of us at one time or another. Most people say they are willing to volunteer and help out but why does it seem...

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Finding Balance at Home and Work

by Sarah Bayley on 3/5/19 6:30 AM

I have a friend who struggles to keep her work life at her desk and her home life in her home.  She is often mixing the two, finding herself overworked, lacking focus and feeling like she was...

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Leading a Team

by Bonnie Larson on 2/26/19 6:30 AM

“The question, ‘Who ought to be the boss’ is like asking,’ Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor!‘” – Henry Ford

The person (or board) who asked you to...

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Service-Learning Projects – Why They’ll Work for Your Students!

by Bonnie Larson on 2/19/19 6:30 AM

The most successful fundraising event in recent years has been a Feed the Need event, where students are sponsored (much like a Walk-a-Thon) to pack 10,000 meals for a third-world country. Whether...

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How to Maximize Your First-of-the-Year Fundraising

by Kevin Smith on 2/12/19 6:30 AM

Following a busy holiday season you may find yourself unsure of what to do next. In the realm of giving statistically 31% of individual donors happen in the month of December. More so 12% of...

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