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Best ways to connect with millennial donors

Julie Whelan Capell | Last month, I did a little myth busting about phone calls and millennials. If you read that post, you know that most younger donors have very distinct ideas about when to use texts versus emails versus the phone. But those are just the means of communication. What about the best MESSAGES […]

Beyond Busyness: Discovering Your Life Purpose

Sara Wilson, ACC, CPCC| Coach Sara blogging today. There are so many choices for how to spend our time. It’s easy to get caught up in doing one more thing at the office, scrolling social media, or bingeing a favorite streaming program. Do you often find yourself in the business of being busy? I certainly […]

Have you fallen for this fundraising myth about millennials?

Julie Whelan Capell | How many times have you heard that millennials (and younger cohorts) would rather get texts than phone calls or emails? The truth, as in many things, is complicated. It’s not that you should never make a phone call to a millennial, but you need to understand when to use a phone […]

The power of space in transforming yourself

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Coach Sara blogging today. My social media feeds and my inbox is stuffed full of encouragement, tips to prioritize, yadda, yadda, yadda. In today’s post, I’m taking the Coach approach–asking you questions to connect to your values–rather than telling you what to do. There is a collective energy in the […]

New Year’s don’t do list

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Another year is just around the corner. If you’re looking for powerful self-care strategies, rather than make a lot of New Year’s resolutions, your friends at MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES would like to suggest a few things you can STOP doing in 2024: Don’t dwell on the past. One […]

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How to craft a better thank you letter

Julie Whelan Capell | ‘Tis the season for annual appeals, and that means it’s also the season for sending thank you letters to donors. If you’re like most nonprofits, you’ve put a lot of thought into the appeal letters, but your thank you letters will be a tired rehash of the one you sent last […]

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My journey of continuous growth and professional excellence

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC |  I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve successfully RENEWED my Associate Coach Certification through the  International Coaching Federation! Maintaining this prestigious certification means a commitment to continuous growth and learning. Every three years, I invest at least 40 hours in Continuing Coach Education, diving into coaching ethics, advanced coaching skills, and staying […]

Following up on a major gift ask

Julie Whelan Capell | Last month in part four of this series, I discussed what to do in an ask meeting with a donor. Today, in the fifth and final installment in “Making the Ask,” I give you ideas for how to follow up with major gift donors after the ask meeting. Immediately after the […]

What’s the ROI on trust in your workplace?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | ROI and a blend of California woo-woo about trust in working relationships is a winning combination in my world and in could be in your world, too. Seriously, some of you who think “employees just need to do their jobs” … that is so 1970s. If you are a command-and-control […]

Are you seeking trust in your team?

Sara Wilson, CPCC, ACC | Trust takes investment. Leaders I coach frequently talk about wanting more trust in their working relationships–both from their bosses and from those they supervise. “I want my ____ to trust me.” A simple statement, yet loaded and layered with expectations, hope and, frankly, effort that is required. We know that […]

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