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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,…

Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven track record of having raised funds before that fits with your organization or ministry. You may think that this answer is too simplistic, but it’s true and when combined with these additional criteria, will help you fill your position and raise the funds you need:
Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven track record of having raised funds before that fits with your organization or ministry. You may think that this answer is too simplistic, but it’s true and when combined with these additional criteria, will help you fill your position and raise the funds you need:
10 Apr 2019

What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development?

Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven…

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The Rules of Fundraising

The Rules of Fundraising is an authoritative guide for nonprofits. Written by Douglas K. Shaw, Founder/Chairman of the Board and CEO of Douglas Shaw & Associates, this book provides insights from years of assisting organizations around the country.

More Rules of Fundraising

More Rules of Fundraising is an authoritative guide for nonprofits. Written by Douglas K. Shaw, Founder/Chairman of the Board and CEO of Douglas Shaw & Associates, this book provides insights from years of assisting organizations around the country.

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