Fundraisers! Fall in Love–With Your Database

Fundraisers! Fall in Love–With Your Database

By Christine N. Kuriah, My Philanthropy Team Every fundraising professional knows what it’s like to have a love/hate relationship with a database. With these ten simple steps maybe you, too, can find happily ever after. Security: make sure that you have checks...
MAKE AN IMPACT. PLAY SMALL.

MAKE AN IMPACT. PLAY SMALL.

True to our US culture, many business and personal development authors, gurus, and other self-proclaimed thought leaders stand on a platform and try to convince us to “think big” and not to settle for “playing small.” “Reach thousands,” they say, “Have a...
Anything Can Happen at Any Time

Anything Can Happen at Any Time

The day of the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 17, 1989, I was working at the Exploratorium in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. The Marina District was one of the areas hardest hit. During my lunch break that afternoon, I had been apartment hunting in the...
Can You Be A Powerful Leader And Still Be Kind?

Can You Be A Powerful Leader And Still Be Kind?

With the mainstreaming of meditation and mindfulness practices, a yoga studio on almost every corner, and the growing popularity of “wisdom-based business” (think Wisdom 2.0), our professional lives intersect with our personal (and sometimes even spiritual) lives more...
Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

My very first fundraising job, fresh out of college, was with the Exploratorium, an uber cool San Francisco treasure featuring hands-on, interactive experiences in science, art, and human perception. Among my first tasks was to go through the scores of cover letters...

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