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Five Ways to Transform Your Grant Proposal from Good to GREAT

Five Ways to Transform Your Grant Proposal from Good to GREAT

I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector (eek!) for nearly 30 years; writing grant proposals and creating foundation relations strategies for nearly as long. I’ve crafted proposals that have brought in six- and seven-figure gifts. I’ve crafted proposals that have...

Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Whether traveling to Paris or entertaining donors, you can have memorable experiences without breaking the bank. Here’s how I’ve done it.

Better Questions for Better Meetings

Better Questions for Better Meetings

If you can ask questions that get people talking, your meetings will be more lively and interesting. They can transform from Information Delivery Systems to Idea Generation Sessions.

What are we gonna do?

What are we gonna do?

When people are vulnerable and have doubts, we can pump them up with a big speech, or we can ask “What are we gonna do?”

Evocative and Nostalgic

Evocative and Nostalgic

I’m feeling the 1970s vibes. Can you use the power of nostalgia to create more evocative, impactful communications?

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.