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The Silver Bullet Hiding in Plain Sight

A silver bullet is hard to come by, especially one to keep your organization thriving and vital to your stakeholders. A January 5th article in Forbes by Edward Segal addresses the 10 biggest risks and threats for businesses in 2022. They are:
  1. Data Breaches
  2. Climate Change
  3. The Great Resignation
  4. Obtaining Talent
  5. Pandemic
  6. Lack Of Inventory
  7. Burnout
  8. Inflation
  9. Financial Crises
  10. ...
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Good Reasons for Fundraisers to Understand the American Muslim Community

Within 30 years the Muslim community is set to become the second largest religious group in the U.S., surpassing the Jewish community. Why is this important when we are talking about fewer than 4 million people growing to only 8 million people by 2050? Revealing Demographic Trends and Giving Behavior Muslim-Americans are the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S. according to ...
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Mosh Pit of Worthy Causes

I chuckle when I hear private sector businesses complain about their competition. They have it easy compared to being in the Third Sector nonprofit world. Private sector businesses typically compete with companies providing the same product or service that the customer needs in order for them to do business. Competitors seek budgeted - must spend funds. If you are restaurant, ...
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Is Philanthropy An Answer to Inequality?

The recent volleying between Community-Centric Fundraising and Donor-Centric fundraising models is a match where I prefer to sit on the sideline. At is core, it appears Community-Centric Fundraising seeks "to transform fundraising and philanthropy, so that they are co-grounded in racial and economic justice.” Here, organizations advocate for a fundraising model where nonprofits respect donors and build strong relationships with ...
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Greater Economic Equity will be Our Bread and Butter

Let’s face it, as fundraisers, our success lies with the largesse and generosity of people in the top 2% of wealth – those with annual incomes greater than $400,000. In the alchemy of our economy, all equations balance in the end … so if wealth is concentrated in one place, there is an absence of wealth in others. I raise ...
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transition from dry to spring

Revolutionary and Evolutionary Advancement Work in 2021

Copley Raff recently held a Zoom Reunion of planMGO alumni from across the country, to catch up and to discuss some compelling fundraising issues. planMGO is a Master Gift OfficerTM curriculum and 4-day training that was conducted by Copley Raff from 2009 – 2016. The following are valuable insights from our discussion along with conversations during my Philanthropy Massachusetts and ...
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