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The Vanilla Zone. Are You In It?
By: Viken Mikaelian

What’s the most popular food served at conferences? You guessed it. Chicken. What’s the most popular flavor of ice cream? If you said vanilla, kudos again. Don’t get me wrong….

Random Acts Of Kindness Does Not Work
Focus on Consistency
By: Viken Mikaelian

Random acts of kindness? Pfui. How about consistent acts of kindness. Same goes for marketing… and that’s why many nonprofits fail because a little bit of this and a little bit of that …

Planned Giving Job Search
Relationship or the Ask?
By: Viken Mikaelian

I recently saw a post on LinkedIn mentioning that “it’s all about the relationship, not the ask.” If you want to be in the top 5% in your career, read on …

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3 Technology Mistakes Nonprofits Make
By: Michael Einbinder-Schatz

By Michael Einbinder-Schatz In 22 years of working with nonprofits in the Philadelphia area, I’ve seen some strategies that have helped organizations thrive and others that have held them back….

Manhattans
Thanks, but no thanks.
By: Viken Mikaelian

Legacy society member brings girlfriend to all organization events. She also attends events without him. She puts off other members by over-imbibing and being more outspoken than Whoopie Goldberg.

Estate Planning for Women
Estate Planning for Women
By: Viken Mikaelian

Women hold a large percentage of this nation’s wealth, yet most don’t have an estate plan. Show those who care about your mission the value of estate planning, and they’ll be encouraged to include a charitable gift to you. Simple … donor and attorney friendly … and to the point.

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