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Archive for 2009

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To Your Health…or Vitality?

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With the onslaught of holiday parties comes the annual “small talk” tour.  How’s the year been for you?  Fair to middling, thanks.  What are you reading right now?  “The Girl […]

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Recommended Reading

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In preparation for some planning work I’m doing with a client I have been brushing up on best practices related to board development. As part of my research I’ve been […]

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Stuart Grover Refutes Recent NY Times Article on Charities’ Cost to U.S.

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In her recent New York Times article, the paper’s philanthropy reporter wrote an article which carried the sensational headline, “Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks.” In her article, […]

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To Maximize the Leadership Potential in Your Nonprofit, Be Flexible

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Women make up two-thirds of the professional work force at nonprofit groups, according to a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article, Flexibility and More Mentors Will Expand the Number of Female […]

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Historic Flight Foundation Seeks Development Associate

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Our friends at the Historic Flight Foundation have a job opening for a Development Associate. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lucia and John over the past year and […]

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Will There Be Less Giving This Holiday Season?

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Check out this article posted on MSNBC.com. Our friends at Northwest Harvest and World Vision are quoted. U.S. Charities May Not Have a Happy Holiday What’s it looking like for […]

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The Year of the Everyday Donor

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These days we’re all wondering what’s next—this week, this month, next year.  Turmoil and how to navigate it, the subject of many articles this past year—including one recently on this […]

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2009 National Philanthropy Day Idaho Awards Announced

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The Collins Group was proud to sponsor AFP Idaho’s 2009 National Philanthropy Day.  Awardees were honored this morning at a breakfast event at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium.  Click here […]

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Will Your Organization be Consumed for the Holidays?

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You would think that we were in the month of December by walking into a department store. Expectations for the holidays are high, as we get ready to test the […]

Categories / Donor Recognition / Trends
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Investing in a Planned Giving Program: Is It Worth It?

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Last week I was able to attend the Washington Planned Giving Council’s annual Planned Giving Day and enjoyed connecting with many professionals that I hadn’t had the opportunity to talk […]

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