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FUNdraising Good Times: Interview with Lisa Hoffman, Fundraising Guru

FUNdraising Good Times: Interview with Lisa Hoffman, Fundraising GuruPart one of a three-part series

If you are lucky, you are fortunate to know people who are "the real deal." That is Lisa Hoffman. She is an experienced and talented fundraiser and coach. A woman who is both gentle and firm in her guidance, her goal is to help you reach your fundraising goals.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Walking a mile in her shoes

FUNdraising Good Times: Walking a mile in her shoes"What size shoes do you wear?" That was what we heard. We saw a well dressed woman casually take off her sneakers and give them to a woman who appeared to be homeless. Both were getting cream and sugar for their coffees at Starbucks. One walked out with designer sneakers on her feet while the other got into her car wearing socks.
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BUSINESS: New technology can help small businesses thrive

BUSINESS: New technology can help small businesses thrive(StatePoint) Only half of U.S. small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This data underscores that small business ownership is no cakewalk.
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FUNdraising Good Times: How to fundraise without a powerful board

FUNdraising Good Times: How to fundraise without a powerful boardFundraising in an Imperfect World– Part Two

What if your nonprofit isn't comprised of people with power, wealth and influence? What if your board chair can't pick up the phone and raise $1 million? How do you compete when you feel other organizations are supported by power-brokers and you can't get your message heard?
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Simple things you can do to advance your career

Simple things you can do to advance your careerComplacency in the workforce should be avoided at all costs. Though some employees tend to settle into a work routine that is predictable and on cruise control, those who set short term and long term goals know that advancement in their career has to be thought out, planned and properly implemented to make it to the next level.

If we are going to spend so much time seeking work, at work, doing work and/or thinking about work, we should strive to make this whole employment thing beneficial for us via positive matriculation through the ranks with our employers, and also obtaining and maintaining clients and wealth as entrepreneurs as well.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Ten solutions to a board who won't fundraise: Fundraising in an imperfect world– Part one

FUNdraising Good Times: Ten solutions to a board who won't fundraise: Fundraising in an imperfect world– Part oneWhat do you do if your board doesn't have the connections, experience or willingness to be involved in fundraising? How will your nonprofit secure the money and resources it needs to deliver on its mission?
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FUNdraising Good Times: 12 things to consider before you start a nonprofit

FUNdraising Good Times: 12 things to consider before you start a nonprofitThe nonprofit sector is diverse and innovative. People are always creating solutions to the many challenges that arise. We see a problem and seek to fix it. We experience something wonderful and we want others to share in our joy. There are two ways that nonprofits are different from for profit organizations: most nonprofits seek contributions from others as a form of revenue, and board members or trustees do not benefit financially.
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