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Take a chance; give a chance

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I admit it. I have a penchant for “self-help” discourse. I find the checklists and TedTalks on topics of leadership, courage, and self-confidence pretty irresistible. So I was excited to […]

Categories / General
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How Tech is Changing Fundraising

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The landscape of fundraising is ever-changing with new ways to engage and steward supporters. Yet, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Two of our recent webinars […]

Categories / General / Online Giving / Trends
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Done Is Better Than Perfect

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One simple organizing method that I like to suggest to major gift fundraising teams of staff and volunteers is the “A, B, C” categorization to determine how “ready” our donor prospects are for making an investment in our campaign or initiative.

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A Seven-Year Overnight Success

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We're all hoping for the "one-hit wonder" or the miracle donor to step out of the woodwork to elevate our causes, but Natalie reminds us that if The Beatles couldn't do it overnight, we shouldn't expect to either.

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Are We Doing Better Yet?: The Latest National and Region Trends in Giving

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Now that the recession is in decline, can we tell how philanthropy has actually played out both nationally and regionally over the past few years? Philanthropy Northwest’s biennial report, Trends […]

Categories / Foundations / Trends
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Job Openings at HealthPoint

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Know of anyone who might be a good fit for the following job openings at HealthPoint? If so, please feel free to pass along these opportunities! Capital Campaign Manager The Capital Campaign […]

Categories / Job Openings
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Huddle, Rally, and Break!

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The level of philanthropic giving has remained relatively static in the U.S. over the past 40 years. Through recessionary years, this might feel like success, but who doesn’t believe our […]

Categories / Donor Relations
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Looking Ahead to Year-End Giving

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Labor Day has long signified the end of summer, but more and more it seems to signal the beginning of the holiday season. While I am personally amazed by people […]

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GiveBIG and then ThankBIG

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Next Thursday, June 23rd, King County residents are invited to make donations to local nonprofits through The Seattle Foundation’s website for our community’s first charitable giving day “GiveBIG.”  A share […]

Categories / Campaigns / Events / Online Giving
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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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