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The Ask by Sam Lipsyte – fiction philanthropy?


I had wanted to read The Ask: A Novel because it has been promoted as a novel about a disgruntled development officer for a university – read – fundraiser/advancement worker. It had also been described as hilariously funny – but … Continue reading

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Cultivation and the five stages of the fundraising cycle


One of the first concepts I was introduced to recently when moving into large scale fundraising was the fundraising cycle (sometimes also called “moves management”). Whereas previously I had been talking to fund/grant seekers (who were mainly artists, musicians, dancers … Continue reading

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