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This is a rather emotional column for me to write. On October 24th 1994, twenty-five years ago, I sat down in my dining room and began Douglas Shaw & Associates. I remember well both the excitement and the fear! Excitement, stemming from all of the opportunities...
This is a rather emotional column for me to write. On October 24th 1994, twenty-five years ago, I sat down in my dining room and began Douglas Shaw & Associates. I remember well both the excitement and the fear! Excitement, stemming from all of the opportunities...
08 Oct 2019

Inside this Issue Celebrating 25 Years Of Service

This is a rather emotional column for me to write. On October 24th 1994, twenty-five years ago, I sat down…

Is print communication on its way out? Are you chasing what’s new in digital and social media, but can’t catch up? Do you feel pressure to build multi-channel fundraising strategies with limited resources? Invest 60 minutes and you will leave with practical tips you can implement now to improve effectiveness, inspire supporters, and boost results.
Is print communication on its way out? Are you chasing what’s new in digital and social media, but can’t catch up? Do you feel pressure to build multi-channel fundraising strategies with limited resources? Invest 60 minutes and you will leave with practical tips you can implement now to improve effectiveness, inspire supporters, and boost results.
18 Jul 2019

Emerging Trends in Digital, Data, and Direct Mail

Is print communication on its way out? Are you chasing what’s new in digital and social media, but can’t catch…

A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles, and blogs each addressing this group of people as though they were some kind of aberration. They actually remind me of me! I’m a “child of the 60s” one of those long-haired, lazy hippie-types who were bringing America down. But the strange thing is, I was never a hippie, never had really long hair (I think Jimmy Carter’s hair was actually longer than mine), and I had three jobs just to get through high school. I didn’t have time to do anything with America except work, vote, and pay taxes!
A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles, and blogs each addressing this group of people as though they were some kind of aberration. They actually remind me of me! I’m a “child of the 60s” one of those long-haired, lazy hippie-types who were bringing America down. But the strange thing is, I was never a hippie, never had really long hair (I think Jimmy Carter’s hair was actually longer than mine), and I had three jobs just to get through high school. I didn’t have time to do anything with America except work, vote, and pay taxes!
03 Jun 2019

THE TESTING ISSUE

A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles,…

A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles, and blogs each addressing this group of people as though they were some kind of aberration. They actually remind me of me! I’m a “child of the 60s” one of those long-haired, lazy hippie-types who were bringing America down. But the strange thing is, I was never a hippie, never had really long hair (I think Jimmy Carter’s hair was actually longer than mine), and I had three jobs just to get through high school. I didn’t have time to do anything with America except work, vote, and pay taxes!
A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles, and blogs each addressing this group of people as though they were some kind of aberration. They actually remind me of me! I’m a “child of the 60s” one of those long-haired, lazy hippie-types who were bringing America down. But the strange thing is, I was never a hippie, never had really long hair (I think Jimmy Carter’s hair was actually longer than mine), and I had three jobs just to get through high school. I didn’t have time to do anything with America except work, vote, and pay taxes!
10 Apr 2019

How to Reach Donors from Every Generation!

A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles,…

In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to look ahead at the Essential Components for your Digital Welcome Series for newly acquired online donors. Together, we’ll see how to Learn Lessons from This Year in order to apply them to next year
In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to look ahead at the Essential Components for your Digital Welcome Series for newly acquired online donors. Together, we’ll see how to Learn Lessons from This Year in order to apply them to next year
03 Dec 2018

Do You Have the Right Strategies for the Season Ahead?

In this issue of Donor Focus, we’ll be addressing best practices for increasing your organization’s income in 2019; how to…

It’s fall! The most blessed of all fundraising seasons is upon us! As a fundraiser, my adrenaline levels naturally increase this time of year. We get to see if all of our well-laid plans will yield the harvest we’ve so carefully planted and watered during the year.
It’s fall! The most blessed of all fundraising seasons is upon us! As a fundraiser, my adrenaline levels naturally increase this time of year. We get to see if all of our well-laid plans will yield the harvest we’ve so carefully planted and watered during the year.
04 Oct 2018

Why the Little Things Often Make the BIGGEST Difference

It’s fall! The most blessed of all fundraising seasons is upon us! As a fundraiser, my adrenaline levels naturally increase…