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It’s Time to Grow!!!

It’s Time to Grow! After a successful launch of SimplyFundraisingCRM and hearing the awesome feedback of happy and successful customers, it’s time to really ramp up our marketing and sales effort to get the word out!! Small or smart nonprofits can count on SimplyFundraisingCRM to save time, increase communications, and raise more money with their donors. All in a software…

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SimplyFundraisingCRM- Start in 20 Seconds!

It’s been a long 18 months since I was let go from my dream job at DonorPerfect (I started in 1995 and was let go in 2020), and I’ve been really busy!  I surrounded myself with fundraising software experts in the industry, hired the best staff, and launched what I think is the most game changing fundraising technology for nonprofits…

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Scarcity vs. an Abundance Mindset

I’m 49 years old.  Old enough to remember the oil embargo in the 70’s and remember the recession in the early 80’s, but young enough to be inoculated from these troubles by my parents. And I also remember asking for new toys, a new computer, and my parents saying, “No”. Why? Because my parents instilled in me the value that…

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There is No Net. There is No Safety Line.

It’s January 20th, and the peaceful transition of power happened on time.  Like many of you, I’ve been glued to the news, and making sure the information I do receive is authentic and true.  It’s hard to do sometimes, as I make sure to get information from a wide variety of sources, from MSNBC to Fox News to everything in…

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Giving up 7.6% – And None of This is Surprising During a Crisis

Americans are generous, and generosity is fortunately in abundance in America. Let me explain. Giving is a unique American tradition.  From the very beginning of our foundation as a country, Americans have responded to charitable needs and funded philanthropic missions to improve society. And it’s no different today.  As Chair of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, a program of the Association…

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Update

It certainly has been an interesting summer- especially since life gets back to ‘somewhat-normal’ as friends and families take local vacations to escape what has been essentially a local-lock-in for the last 6 months. Usually, this time of year (for the last 10+ years) I’ve revisited my roots in Hayward, Wisconsin, where I was a camp counselor and then Village…

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Equality for All?

Not quite.  The recent Supreme Court ruling prohibits sex discrimination, and applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  But it’s still insanely difficult to prove, regardless of what the court says. I’m not one that follows the Supreme Court on a day-to-day fashion.  Like many of you, I’m trying to come to grips with simply surviving in…

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