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  • Life as a Road Warrior

    Life as a Road Warrior

    For many of us in development, taking to the road is a necessary and critical part of the job. We need to fly the friendly skies in order to identify and qualify donors, educate them [...]

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Interview with Birgit Smith Burton, Founder of the African American Development Officers Network (AADO)

By Sharon J. Stanczak, President, The Friday Forum

An Advancement Visionary

I am pleased to welcome Birgit Smith Burton to The Friday Forum Blog. Birgit is the Executive Director of Development, Foundation Relations at the Georgia Institute […]

A New Paradigm is Upon Us – The Donor Pyramid is Narrowing – Happy New Year!

It is time for our industry to respond to a changing donor-fundraising paradigm that is rapidly accelerating and can catch many stakeholder nonprofits off guard.  While the “donor pyramid” has served us well for decades, […]

Resolving to be more Resolute in 2019

There is little doubt that 2019 will be an interesting year. And by “interesting,” I mean turbulent.  It’s already off to an unpredictable start with so much uncertainty in the financial markets and across the […]

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