Browsing the blog archives for July, 2016

Generosity as Genius

We tend to think of genius as a gift bestowed genetically on individuals in various ways – intellectually, artistically, scientifically, even athletically.  Genius emerges based on a predisposition to greatness in some field or endeavor.  While we understand that training, practice, effort, and focus are components of genius, perhaps honing and sharpening the raw, natural […]

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Why It Can Be Difficult to Ask

Here are some examples of well-worn statements that underscore the culture-wide bias we have against asking. . . If we are in a jam:  “I’ll never ask you for anything ever again. . .”  or, “I wouldn’t ask you, but. . .” If we are uncomfortable:  “He didn’t bring it up, so I didn’t ask […]

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The 3 Most Damaging Fund Raising Myths – Part III

Note:  This post is part III of a series of III in which I identify 3 separate fund raising myths that make us less productive. The first installment in this series focused on the myth of donors giving only (or substantially more) for restricted purposes.  The second post discussed the myth that case statements which focus […]

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The 3 Most Damaging Fund Raising Myths – Part II

Note:  This post is part II of a series of III in which I will identify 3 separate fund raising myths that make us less productive. The first installment in this series focused on the myth of donors giving only (or substantially more) for restricted purposes.  This second post springboards off that myth and highlights the […]

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