Author: Mitch

June 8, 2018

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create as much of my own content as I can to share with my clients, prospects, and monthly Blog audience; however, I read an article last month by the Champion Group, a fundraising consultant business in Birmingham Alabama, that I just had to connect with and […]

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May 17, 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire August 11th and 12th, 2018

Well, it is only about three (3) months away from the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire and we are hoping for another successful turnout both of participants and sponsors. For those of you who read my February Blog, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is putting on the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire on August 11th […]

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April 24, 2018

Is your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you are associated with, using a CRM to help benefit it; if not, why not?

I have been using Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) since University, about 34 years ago. At that time, I was using Maximizer for business and personal. Today I use Outlook as do many of my clients and contacts. I find this system to be extremely user friendly due to all the advances they have made […]

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March 21, 2018

One thing is for sure in business, change just keeps on happening 😊

I love my work as a professional fundraiser! I also loved working in commercial real estate and being an investment advisor too, but when you are able to combine your love of helping others with your interest in finance/business, it really is the best of two worlds! So much has happened in the past 15 years […]

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February 15, 2018

The Brooks Medieval Faire

Well one of the things I would never had thought about when jetting out on my own about 7 years ago as a professional fundraiser, after about 8 years of working with a few nonprofits, is all the interesting and different nonprofits I would be working with. Well, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is with […]

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January 5, 2018

Happy New Year and don’t forget about the Seven Touches for great success in 2018!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and 2018 is off to a great beginning. I was thinking of a Blog post I did in March of 2014 and thought it may be useful to share again. I continue to remind myself as a fundraiser that people get inundated with requests for support from […]

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December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays Everyone!

December is a month full of special days. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, or Ramadan, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. What do the holidays mean to you? It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying “something […]

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November 15, 2017

Trademarks

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as […]

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October 11, 2017

Transparency

If you Google transparency you get such synonyms as: translucency, limpidity, clearness, clarity, openness, accountability, straightforwardness and candor. Transparency is certainly a top consideration when deciding which charity to support. Familiarity also comes into play. Those very familiar with charities have more positive views such as the belief that these charities are important and have […]

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September 14, 2017

Unrestricted Funds

Donors to a nonprofit organization may designate or “restrict” the use of their donations to a particular purpose or project. An example is a gift to a special scholarship fund at a university. “Unrestricted Funds” are donations the nonprofit may use for any purpose. I mentioned this fundraising opportunity in a Blog several months ago, […]

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