Campaign Volunteer Leadership: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By Renee Fitzgerald   I was fortunate to host a panel discussion at the USD Governance Symposium last week with three incredible panelists: Jay Hill, CEO, Library Foundation ($185 million capital campaign) Dr. Tim O’Malley, VP External Relationship ($300 million capital campaign) Don Stump, CEO, North County Lifeline (launching a campaign)   My panel of … More Campaign Volunteer Leadership: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Capital Campaigns: When the Going Gets Tough

The launch of a capital campaign is exciting and filled with hope. Six- and seven-figure dollar gifts are being solicited pushing you quickly towards your financial goal. Like my clients, I am inspired during this time and caught up with the fever of success. At a certain point, the large donations have all been solicited … More Capital Campaigns: When the Going Gets Tough

The Raising of Money

Recently, I read The Raising of Money by Jim Lord to prep for a Board meeting client training. Although the book is extremely short and an easy read, I went ahead and made a Book Summary (below) as a cheat sheet just in case any of the Board members did not get a chance to speed read the … More The Raising of Money

“I don’t like to ask for money” and other “wa-wa” excuses

I know that most people don’t like asking for money. It is an uncomfortable thing to do. It also makes my job possible so I’m okay with it. Unless, I hear it from a Steering Committee member. I can’t tell you how often I hear: “I don’t like to ask for money.” Which is pretty ironic … More “I don’t like to ask for money” and other “wa-wa” excuses