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Doug Shaw

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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…

It’s June already! Good grief! The year’s almost half over!!! For fundraisers you know what this means? It’s time to get ready for your all-important Fall Campaign. I’m sure you know that many, if not most nonprofit organizations receive 50-60% of their annual income during Q4.
It’s June already! Good grief! The year’s almost half over!!! For fundraisers you know what this means? It’s time to get ready for your all-important Fall Campaign. I’m sure you know that many, if not most nonprofit organizations receive 50-60% of their annual income during Q4.
30 May 2018

Inside this Issue: Get Creative with Your Fundraising

It’s June already! Good grief! The year’s almost half over!!! For fundraisers you know what this means? It’s time to…

Building a quality development program can take several years to complete. I’ve found that it doesn’t come overnight and there are few shortcuts, if any. Mostly it’s learning the tricks of the trade, using the right tools, and serving in the apprenticeship of time. It also requires having the ability to see the potential of something that perhaps others can’t see.
Building a quality development program can take several years to complete. I’ve found that it doesn’t come overnight and there are few shortcuts, if any. Mostly it’s learning the tricks of the trade, using the right tools, and serving in the apprenticeship of time. It also requires having the ability to see the potential of something that perhaps others can’t see.
19 Mar 2018

Rule #7: The Only Thing That Matters Is, “Does It Work?”

Building a quality development program can take several years to complete. I’ve found that it doesn’t come overnight and there…