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For the Greater Good: Saluting Vermont’s Nonprofits

For most of my four decades in Vermont, I worked for large marketing agencies and nonprofits based in New York ...
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Securing Corporate Funds: What Gives? – Part 2

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.William Shakespeare When I ...
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Securing Corporate Finds: What Gives? – Part 1

It is one light which beams out of a thousand stars. It is one soul which animates all men.Ralph Waldo ...
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Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Why Donor Stewardship is Essential, not Optional

I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.Annie ...
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Cultivating Major Donors – Talent is as Talent Does

There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.Edith Wharton Year after ...
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The Strategic Plan: Organizational Wellness, or “Oh, Well …”

Given what the world has experienced over the past year, all nonprofit leaders should embrace the strategic planning process as ...
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Now, More Than Ever, You Need a Plan

During the years I spent as a full-time fundraiser, my friends often claimed they "would rather eat glass†than ask ...
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Build Bridges, Not Moats: What is Influence, Anyway?

The Rutland Herald recently featured three community leaders — Lyle Jepson, Paul Costello and Will Notte — who not only ...
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You Can Change the World (Despite a Pandemic)

As an educator of college business students and a consultant on strategic planning, I’m often asked for career advice — ...
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