Tag: listening

Listening the Gift

I do a lot of training with non-profit organizations to help them achieve their fundraising goals.  I have also served on a lot of non-profit boards and make myself available to the leaders of non-profit organizations. Those who’ve spent very much time with me at all will all tell you the same thing: I talk […]

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Are you really listening?

When you are meeting with your donors do you really let them say what they want to say?  Or do you have an agenda?  Are you just waiting for the moment to guide the conversation the direction that you want to go. “When people talk, listen completely.  Most people never listen.” -Ernest Hemingway

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Your mission in their words

We remember better the things that we say much better than the things that are said to us. Think about your most recent conversation.  It’s likely that you have a better recall of the things that you said than the things that were said to you. As a major gifts fundraiser, if you spend all […]

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Listening the Gift

I do a lot of training with non-profit organizations to help them achieve their fundraising goals.  I have also served on a lot of non-profit boards and make myself available to the leaders of non-profit organizations. Those who’ve spent very much time with me at all will all tell you the same thing: I talk […]

Read more »

Are you really listening?

When you are meeting with your donors do you really let them say what they want to say?  Or do you have an agenda?  Are you just waiting for the moment to guide the conversation the direction that you want to go. “When people talk, listen completely.  Most people never listen.” -Ernest Hemingway

Read more »

Your mission in their words

We remember better the things that we say much better than the things that are said to us. Think about your most recent conversation.  It’s likely that you have a better recall of the things that you said than the things that were said to you. As a major gifts fundraiser, if you spend all […]

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