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2901, 2018

Celebrate Victories

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Merle's Blog|

It's ok to have fun. Really. It makes you happier and more productive. A few minutes a day spent celebrating the little victories may pay off in big ways. So why not create some fun? Just like gathering miracles, we tend to wait for something big to happen or for the calendar to tell us it’s time for a party. But celebrating isn’t just about cake or annual events. Celebrate [...]

1601, 2018

Gather Miracles

January 16th, 2018|Categories: Merle's Blog|

Several years ago I heard a nonprofit Executive Director (before they became CEOs) talk about gathering miracles. I had already learned how important storytelling is to success, but miracles? I wanted to know more. He told us how each employee in their child welfare organization reported his or her Miracle of the Month. Of course, I wondered, “How could they have so many miracles.” He went on to explain that [...]

1912, 2017

Attracting Millennials

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

Surprise! Young people like me. Really, they do. When I was a 20 something the saying was, "Never trust anyone over 30." Today's young adults not only trust us, they seek us out. I've found again and again that they want to learn from me and other people like me (well past 30). I love it! They have energy, dreams and skills we won't live long enough to master. Here [...]

1812, 2017

Top Tips for Nonprofits 2018

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

How will you make 2018 your best year? Here are 5 tips that will get you started. Each one is easy and free so no excuses! You'll see quick results and that feels good. but, maybe even more importantly, they will get you and everyone else thinking creatively. Let's get started: Gather miracles. Everyday your work creates stories of success. Pay attention to them so you can share them. They [...]

1712, 2017

Year End Giving #2

December 17th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

A dime doesn't cut it anymore. How do you get your share of year-end giving? Maximize your gifts by sharing your little victories. Most organizations wait for the big story but every little victory, every move towards your vision, should be shared. When you create a culture of gathering and sharing little miracles you build the support of many. Some of them will give you a thousand. Share that miracle.

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