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Sep 7, 2022

Why We Labor

Our company has had a very busy summer analyzing donor databases, making mail plans, and executing selects. And if you are like us, sometimes during the busyness of all that needs to get done in the world of fundraising, we can lose sight of why we do want we do.

Recently, I asked our nonprofit and agency clients to share some of the stories of how the nonprofit organizations are making our world a better place.

And wow. Just wow.

It was a great reminder to me that our work is bigger than us. Everyone who has a job in the charitable sector is doing the work of compassion. Whether that’s handing out food, writing appeal letters, getting the receipts out – or in our case – analyzing a donor database.

So, this Labor Day, I encourage you to take a step back and look at the big picture. Your labors are making a difference. And together we are changing the world for good.

The State of Data Woes in 2022

When I started analyzing donor databases in the 1990s, the state of donor databases was challenging: Poor data hygiene duplicate records non-standard gift coding undertrained IT staff simple inflexible software Let’s fast forward 25-years. Since the 1990s, nearly...

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Mentors: Phil Stolberg

As we finish one year and head into the next, I thought it would be appropriate to recognize some of the key mentors I have had that have shaped my career. So, this 4-part series focuses on those who have helped me along. A big thank you to each and every one of them....

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Mentors: Steven Screen

As we finish one year and head into the next, I thought it would be appropriate to recognize some of the key mentors I have had that have shaped my career. So, this 4-part series focuses on those who have helped me along. A big thank you to each and every one of them....

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