In the past, you may have heard Clark Vandeventer talk about adding steps to the process. The more you elongate the major gift process and slowly bring your donors along, the safer you’ll be. Clark recently heard Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos share the same idea with the phrase, “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”

The phrase “slow is smooth and smooth is fast” is a military saying that emphasizes the importance of taking time to do things carefully and methodically, rather than rushing and risking mistakes. It can also be thought of as the power of strategic thinking and deliberate action.

Clark also shared in this episode that

  1. We are giving away FREE ACCESS to ⁠MasterClass⁠! Sign up for ⁠Peak Performance Fundraising⁠ (basically THE MasterClass of Fundraising) and get a one year subscription to MasterClass for free! Peak Performance Fundraising is normally $1495, but we are offering it now for only $500, but you have to email Clark at to get a promo code.
  2. We are hiring a Podcast Producer and Social Media Manager! We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented Podcast Producer and Social Media Manager to oversee the production of our podcast series and manage our social media presence. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of podcast production and will develop and implement social media strategies to promote our content and engage with our audience. This will be the lead person working to transform the Major Gifts Fundraiser Podcast and the Around the World with Mr. Clark Podcast from basic “click record and talk” podcasts and  into beautifully produced podcasts and to create dynamic and engaging social media content to promote these podcasts and grow our influence and impact. If you are interested, or know someone who could be a fit, reach out to Clark directly at

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