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Professional Excellence Starts with Good Manners






How is professional excellence achieved? Professional excellence begins with good manners that can be learned at home, at school, at work, from experience, and by adopting an attitude that embraces growth, continuous development, and learning from mistakes. Ask and Thank in Person When … Continue reading






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Donors First?






Donors First? A headline in the October 26th Globe and Mail Report on Business section caught my attention: “Doctors, lawyers, investment advisers: the case for putting clients’ interests first. This led me to reflect on the fundraising profession. Where do … Continue reading






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Charitable Planning For Donors – How to Get Started






Donors, irrespective of their “wealth”, are seeking assistance to plan their legacies, through living and/or deferred giving.  The choices, opportunities, expectations and demands facing all donors can be overwhelming.  How does one sort through the options and clarify what is … Continue reading






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The Vital Volunteer / Staff Partnership … Critical to Success






Successful fundraising is both an art and a science. It is not just techniques or methodologies. It’s about people. Volunteer leadership, skill, and commitment are the elements that bring life and vitality that contribute to success. Volunteer involvement is an … Continue reading






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