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AFP International Link Roundup

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Can’t get enough of the news and trends from the AFP International 2012 conference?  Wait, there’s more! Check out the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  You can read the journal’s articles featuring […]

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Raising the Bar

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If we want to raise the bar for philanthropy here in the Northwest, I’m beginning to think that the place we must start with is a wholesale upgrade to the […]

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Learning from our Clients: Spotlight on Northwest Kidney Centers

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The thing I value most about working for The Collins Group is that we are constantly learning – from donors and volunteers, from each other, and, most often, from our […]

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Giving Pledge is Not Without Flaw

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Not a day has gone by in the past few weeks that I haven’t seen something written about the Gates/Buffett Giving Pledge on a philanthropy blog. But with each passing […]

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Two New Studies: The State of Philanthropy and What’s Next

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Two studies released last month provide an interesting look at the current state of philanthropy. Reviewed together, they cover recent changes within our local funder community, and what we can […]

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Summer Reading

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I recently discovered a book which I think would be great summer reading for anyone looking for tips to energize a nonprofit board. It’s written for employers looking to motivate […]

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More Mega Gifts in 2010 – A Promising Sign?

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According to an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, there have been more eight- and nine-figure gifts given in the first half of 2010 than in 2009. The article states: […]

Categories / Major Gifts / Reviews
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Movie Monday Misstep: Feasibility Studies are NOT a “Luxury”

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We here at The Collins Group are big fans of Christopher Davenport’s Movie Monday series – but not this week. In this week’s video, Spokane-based consultant Jeanne Ager explains her […]

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Money for Good Report Offers Surprising Results

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The results of the new Money for Good report will surprise you. The Money for Good initiative seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the behaviors, attitudes, and motivations of […]

Categories / Major Gifts / Reviews / Surveys / Trends
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Creepy vs. Donor-Centered

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About a week ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “Smart Money: Is Your Favorite Charity Spying on You?” The article describes how nonprofits research donors by using […]

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