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Wise Giving Wednesday: Storytelling in Charity Appeals

Last November, I wrote an article that appeared in the Huffington Post in which I shared a very personal story from my childhood to help make a point about encouraging collaboration among charitable org
Aug 03, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Photographs in Charity Appeals

Earlier this year, Wise Giving Wednesday featured a news item about an alleged fundraising fraud involving the use of a photo of a boy fighting cancer. When we hear about things like this, our heart sin
Jul 26, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: 100% Claims in Charity Appeals

A statement used in a charity appeal can be accurate but may still provide a misleading impression to donors. While each appeal aims to make a strong case for support, there are certain phrase
Jul 19, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Philanthropic Freedom

As we return from the July 4th holiday weekend of celebrations of USA’s birthday, I am reminded not only of the freedoms all of us cherish but also of the wide diversity and liberty experienced by chari
Jul 06, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Golfing “Fore” Charity

For many of us, July 4th brings to mind family outings, community concerts and fireworks which all contribute to make it a fun celebration. In the world of charity fundraising, summer fun for donors is
Jun 28, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Accountability and Terrorist Financing Issues

Last week, I was in Berlin, Germany participating in the Annual Meeting of the International Committee on Fundraising Organizations (ICFO) which is an international association of 18 national charity mo
Jun 21, 2017