Planned Giving: Letters from the Past

Planned Giving: Letters from the Past

“Hope your belly quits hurting soon” was the beginning of the letter written to me by a seven-year-old on March 29, 1991. She must have asked an adult what to write next and she was told to talk about her school, toys or family. It gives insight about who she was. All...
Bear Sightings and Fundraising

Bear Sightings and Fundraising

This was in the local Vail, Colorado newspaper today about the recent bear sightings. You may ask what relationship it has to fundraising? Well, the number of people who read this post on my social media today sky rocketed. To get people’s attention to donate to...
Spreading an Attitude of Gratitude

Spreading an Attitude of Gratitude

Are you thinking about how to prepare for end of the year fundraising? Maybe you can start with preparing yourself, like I did. Tim and I created a Gratitude Jar. Every week for one year we wrote on a piece of paper something that made us feel grateful. Sometimes...
Do You Know What Time it is?

Do You Know What Time it is?

Yes, you probably guessed it from the photo. It is autumn and that means end-of-year fundraising is knocking at our door. What are you doing to prepare? Here’s an idea that may help get you jump started. In your appeal letter you will be telling stories about...