Skagit Valley Hospital

Archive for 2015

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Kill Your Tactics

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Anyone who’s been to journalism school knows the phrase “kill your darlings.” It means editing out the words and phrases that you’ve fallen in love with that drag down the […]

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A Season of Groundbreaking

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With a lot of hard work and unprecedented levels of generosity, many Northwest nonprofits are planning, breaking ground for, and building facilities that will make our communities vibrant, safe, compassionate, […]

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Why Human Services Organizations Should Ask Volunteers to Become Donors

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Do you know what tomorrow is? If you are in King or Pierce County and work at a human services organization, you probably are well aware that it is United […]

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Tip of the Spear: The Executive’s Role in Board Leadership

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BoardSource (www.boardsource.org) has been collecting and analyzing trends in nonprofit board practices since 1994, with a unique approach that surveys both chief executives and board chairs. The “Board report card” […]

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Anatomy of a $30 million donation

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When a museum announces a combined $30 million donation, that’s big news. The Museum of Flight in Seattle did just that on July 23, and we couldn’t be happier for […]

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Giving Growing Faster than the GDP

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The numbers are out and the news is all good. Giving USA 2015* reported giving last year was the highest ever: an estimated $358 billion, surpassing pre-Great Recession levels. With […]

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Is a wealth screening a worthwhile investment?

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“We have this donor database, and it is filled with names of people about whom we know very little. I just know that there are people in there who have the […]

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Understanding Donor Motivation, One Person at a Time

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The classic book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” gave a cultural tagline to the notion of a vast and insurmountable psychological divide between genders. Though not as […]

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Is My Nonprofit’s Website Mobile-Friendly?

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Google is rewarding sites it deems “mobile-friendly” and penalizing those that are not. As of Tuesday, April 21, sites that are not compliant with Google’s Mobile Optimization Guidelines will not […]

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Ready, Set, GiveBIG!

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With GiveBIG fast approaching, nonprofits of all sizes in the state of Washington are gearing up to prepare for a giving day that raised $12.9 million in 24 hours last […]

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