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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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The Special Sauce: It’s Not Just for Campaigns Anymore

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For most fundraisers, the first few months of the year require a healthy dose of reflection and a burst of renewal to be able to do it all again. As […]

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GiveBIG or Go Home

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By any measure, The Seattle Foundation’s second annual GiveBIG event last week was a success. Tens of thousands of gifts made to hundreds of nonprofits. More than $7 million in […]

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Giving Voice to Nonprofits in an Election Year

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As the volume and rhetoric of election-year campaigning increases with every newscast and tweet, it’s easy to get distracted from the business of being leaders in the nonprofit community. No […]

Categories / Campaigns / Donor Relations
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Major Gifts Best Practices

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During the past several weeks, two nonprofits have shared with us some “big wins” with their emerging major gifts programs. One of these groups is a performing arts organization located […]

Categories / Donor Relations / Major Gifts
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All Nonprofits Great and Small

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With a nod to James Herriot, this week I was reminded yet again of the toughness of farm animals and the beneficence of community, especially that which is channeled through […]

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Big News Out of Boston

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The Boston Foundation and the Urban Institute just released a beta version of their new Massachusetts Nonprofit Database, an online tool to help nonprofits build their capacity. I poked around […]

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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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New York, New York, Big City of Dreams

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When I moved to Seattle 20 years ago, I gave up access to the New York edition of The New York Times. My Saturday and Sunday mornings are punctuated by […]

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When Will the Churning Seas Turn Calmer?

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Last Wednesday the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over 10,000 points for the first time in, well, a long time. I had a hard time getting excited about this milestone […]

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