Keep the Fire Burning

By Barry Spencer | February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Here is one way you can help your donors… Have you ever heard a story about how someone sells their business or retires from their lifetime work only to pass away shortly after? Why? Lack of focus… direction? Maybe. I think it’s lack of valuable work. The “fire” dies… then so do they. Giving back…

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By Barry Spencer | February 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most like to lead people to believe that they have it all together. They want to give off the impression that they have it all figured out, and know exactly what they are doing. Many development professionals often believe this about their best donors, too. However, here’s what you need to know… your donors are…

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Make Each Count

By Barry Spencer | February 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Each passing day I am reminded how fast my kids are growing up. But it seems like yesterday that they were babies my wife and I were bringing home from the hospital. While we spend a lot of time together and participate in each others activities, the time just flies by. In recognition of this,…

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You love it when this happens

By Barry Spencer | February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

She was sitting at her desk when an envelope got dropped on her desktop. As she sliced it open, she gasped. She grabbed it and ran to her colleague’s office to find out if she knew the person it was from. Neither one of them knew. But the $100,000 gift was welcomed at a time…

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Donors Won’t Believe This

By Barry Spencer | January 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

The power of the planned giving message for donors is as powerful as ever. One donor (I’ll call Joe) heard our presentation on the power of planned giving. At first, he couldn’t believe it. “Is it really possible? How long have I been able to do this? How come I haven’t heard about this before?”…

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Give This Blessing to Your Donors

By Barry Spencer | January 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Give This Blessing to Your Donors Start the New Year by… Thanking donors for their generosity in 2020 and helping them find their own reasons to give again, and give more in 2021! Because… Giving returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts– our capacity to love and be…

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Grand Opening

By Barry Spencer | December 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Grand Opening There is a unique role nonprofits play in our economy, and that is to provide hope when it can seem that hope is fading. Now that the first people are getting the vaccine, it feels like we are on the verge of a Grand Opening of our economy. It is especially exciting to…

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Deal Season

By Barry Spencer | December 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Deal Season I love getting a deal at this time of the year, don’t you? You’re shopping for gifts anyway, so being able to get the thing you want at a discount is a real win! Your donors are shopping right now, too. Not for gifts, but where to give gifts. The market has been…

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Tis the Season

By Barry Spencer | December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Give Your Donors Something Else to Talk About The recurring stories in the media are mostly negative about the economy, virus, election, politics, north vs. south, republican vs. democrat, and everything in between. Where the truth lies on each of these issues will be worked out in real everyday life over time. You don’t get…

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By Barry Spencer | November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Extended Thanksgiving The Thanksgiving holiday kicked off this last weekend with my wife’s parents coming to town. We started with a three-generation golf outing, where my son figured out how to hit a 240-yard drive down the center of the fairway using his baseball stance, motion, and swing. It was a site to behold!…

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