Skagit Valley Hospital

Archive for 2010

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A Holiday Break for The Collins Group

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Happy holidays to our clients, partners, and friends. We’ll be taking a holiday break and closing our office from December 24th through January 2nd. Our Blog and Facebook page will […]

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“Children Are Our Future”

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Or, “children are tomorrow’s leaders.” We hear variations of these familiar messages from nonprofits across sectors – from education to social services, from the arts to the environment. But what do we […]

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Network For Good Release Study Results for Online Giving

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Today, Network for Good released a landmark study of $381 million in online giving, including 3.6 million gifts to 66,470 different nonprofits from 2003-2009. Some highlights of the study include: […]

Categories / Online Giving / Surveys / Trends
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Is Charitable Giving Back on the Rise?

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When Giving USA reported last summer that overall giving had decreased in 2009, many wondered how long this trend would continue and how philanthropy will be affected during the long, […]

Categories / Campaigns / Major Gifts / Surveys / Trends
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Year-End is Looking Bright for Nonprofits

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After surviving Portland’s not-quite-a-bombing of the Christmas tree lighting in Pioneer Courthouse Square this past weekend, I am feeling extra thankful for just about everything. There’s nothing like an almost […]

Categories / Trends
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TCG Congratulates NPD Honorees!

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This week, we had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending National Philanthropy Day celebrations in Portland and Seattle. In both cities, the rooms were filled with fundraisers, philanthropists, and community […]

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Don’t Overlook the Women

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This is counsel I always provide to my clients.  Too often when crafting donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, nonprofits focus on the husband, brother, uncle, or father.  When the […]

Categories / Events / Major Gifts / Trends
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“Retreat” Illuminates TCG Personalities

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Last week The Collins Group had a half day retreat. While the “retreat” was held in our office, it was a time to get away from our inboxes, smart phones, […]

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Update: Kitty Kam Experience

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In July of this year, I featured a blog post about the Idaho Humane Society’s new technology to allow animal enthusiasts (and potential adopters) to interact with kittens in the […]

Categories / Online Giving / Trends
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Take my Check or Forget It

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Last night I received a phone call from an arts organization of which I am a two-year subscriber and one-year donor. They’re running one of their annual drives and wanted […]

Categories / Donor Relations
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