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The 7 Deadly Sins of Capital Campaigns

| by Bert Armstrong

  Just found this great infographic that speaks to "The 7 Deadly Sins of Capital Campaigns."  Hats off to our colleagues at The Fundraising Resource Group based in Houston, TX for putting this together.  It's worth a quick look for any organization considering a capital campa…

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It's What You Make It

| by Shannon Williams

As I have recently come back from vacation with my family and am working to dig out, I have been pondering the question: Is vacation a blessing or a curse? I have decided that it is what you make it. I think we would all agree that technology has increasingly blurred the lines between work …

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Maximize Social Media for Your Next Event

| by Shannon Williams

Shelly Leslie is the Creative Director at WRAL, a local television station in Raleigh, NC, and she and her team partnered with our client, Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast to create a Social Inspiration Board for the recent Triangle Race for the Cure. The results were amazing. As S…

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U.S. Philanthropy Grows 4.4% in 2013

| by Shannon Williams

Philanthropic giving in the United States totaled more than $335 billion in 2013 with individual giving leading the way. Our local colleague Todd Cohen summarized the 2014 USA Giving Report. Click here to read the highlights.

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Headed to the Beach? Think Strategic Plan

| by Shannon Williams

In North Carolina many of us will head to the beach to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial launch of summer. When I think of the beach, I think of sand. Sand is beautiful as you look at it; soft, but solid when you walk on it; and itchy when you carry it off in your bathing su…

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Winning the Lottery

| by Shannon Williams

I have never actually played the lottery, but I have daydreamed a time or two about what I would do if I won it. Admit it, you’ve done that too! Of course, I know it is just a dream (especially since I don’t actually play). Unfortunately, I have encountered a few organizations l…

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Non-Profits See Fundraising Increase in 2013

Sixty-two percent of over 500 nonprofits responding to an online survey early in 2014 by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative saw an increase in fundraising receipts in 2013, according to an article posted by our good friend Todd Cohen of Philanthropy North Carolina. Click here to read the f…

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