Browsing the blog archives for December, 2011

How Much Klout Do You Have?

Have you stumbled upon Klout.com yet?  It’s a quantitative value analysis of your online influence.  Every facebook “like,” every tweet, every published blog, every status update,  and photo comment adds to your value as an online influencer.  A higher score means you have more influence with others in the virtual realm. Recently, I read an […]

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The Celebrity, The Artist, And The Development Professional

In our world today, there are many who chase after acknowledgment without a proficiency in any art form.  Their goal is not to develop a craft, aptitude, or skill.  They simply want to be famous.  And, because a proficiency in an art is absent, others wonder aloud as to how these folk achieve any level […]

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Overcoming Your Hurdles

What are the hurdles you are facing in your work life today?  What are the problems keeping you from reaching your Far Edge of Promise?  Go ahead, list them. Not enough budget?  Not the right people on the team?  Not enough people on the team? Too much bureaucracy?   A micro-managing boss?  Support staff that doesn’t […]

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Developing A Social Media ‘Point Of View’

Every institution that my firm, Gonser Gerber, works with has the same question when it comes to social media: How can facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social media help us raise more money? Truth is, we are spending more time with our social networks – keeping content fresh, moderating discussions, etc. – and the energy […]

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Getting What You Want By Giving What They Want

So our good friends at The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia have released the findings from their latest national survey of marital happiness. They surveyed 1,400 married couples and found that the level of generosity – or the amount of give and take that goes on in the relationship – is a […]

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What Is Important To Your Donors?

There is a story of an art collector who had amassed a sizeable and valuable collection of art masterpieces – paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces.  He had grown up without the privilege of formal education beyond high school and had worked to establish and build a successful business.  By the time he was 55 […]

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