Stewardship v. Telemarketing

Stewardship v. Telemarketing

“It already is the end of the year, ma’am,” said the aggravated gentleman on the other end of the line. It was around December 20th last year. He was replying to my comment that I planned to do all my year-end giving online next week. I sit down and...
Standout Year End Strategies that Still Work

Standout Year End Strategies that Still Work

Being someone who develops nonprofit communications, it’s interesting to sit on the other side of the table … to be the recipient of appeals. My mailbox runneth over in December. Here’s what stood out for me and compelled me to take action. Personal touches. A little...
Five R’s for Limbo Week—Dec 26 Through Jan 2

Five R’s for Limbo Week—Dec 26 Through Jan 2

The week between Christmas and the New Year always seems to go one of two ways…and go hard. It’s either a time warp where you forget you’re employed, time doesn’t exist and the re-entry to your regular, human life is brutal. Or, you have a ton...
M&C Doggos & Cattos—Minerva (Minnie)

M&C Doggos & Cattos—Minerva (Minnie)

Minerva is a singular and unique calico lady. Simultaneously aloof and snuggly, life is lived on her terms and she is not shy about letting you know she wants to be alone…she wants to play…she would like dinner…really, whatever she wants whenever she...
M&C Doggos & Cattos—Maxwell

M&C Doggos & Cattos—Maxwell

This is Maxwell. My black lab mix and work from home supervisor. He’s the spoiled child of two millennials, and has the run of the household. Maxwell – Owned by Colin Bennett Loves: Bananas, carrots, peanut butter, belly scratches, playing ball at the...
What Do You Do With That?

What Do You Do With That?

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF BLOGS ON HOW A HUMANITIES DEGREE QUALIFIES YOU FOR ALL KINDS OF AMAZING JOBS UPON GRADUATION. I majored in art history in college, which meant I was asked regularly, “what do you do with that?” A lot, as it turns out. As a student, eager to...