Essential Principles for Fundraising Success: An Answer Manual for the Everyday Challenges of Raising Money by G. Douglas Alexander and Kristina J. Carlsonms.email@example.com
Personal habit that contributes to success: The ability to create a team environment that fosters collaboration. Communication is also key whether you are in a big or small development office. Communicate through it all! Internet resource: The National Center for Charitable Statistics Book recommendation: Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to the Arts, Culture and Community by Donna Walker-Kuhne www.truecolorstheatre.org
Jerry Henry, Partner at Alexander Haas
Success quote: “There is no education in the second tick of a mule” – southern saying
Best piece of advice ever received: The donors who are already supporting your organization are your best source for your next gifts.
Personal habit that contributes to success: Be very aware of how you dress – and – Planning “Well begun is half done!” – Mary Poppins
Book recommendation: “A Spirituality of Fundraising” by Henri Nouwen
Parting piece of advice: Be a good listener. Be a donor-centric organization.
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Denise Deisler, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Humane Society
Success quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
Best piece of advice ever received: “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.” – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Personal habit that contributes to success: “I am an absolute change nut! I embrace change, I seek change, I seek the challenges that come with that change and, sometimes I will change things just for the sake of changing them and keeping us all practiced at change.”
Internet resources: ASPCA PRO
Book recommendation: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins
Parting piece of advice: “Capital campaign is war…and you better be prepared for war.” – Claiborne Robins, Jr.
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John Currie, Athletic Director at Kansas State University
Success quote: “Hope IS NOT a strategy.” – David Shufflebarger
Best piece of advice ever received: Never compromise your integrity.
Personal habit that contributes to success: Writes A TON of personal notes
Parting piece of advice: Operating with a sense of urgency is absolutely critical for successful people.
Katharine “Kathie” DeShaw
Success quote: “It’s the economy, stupid!” – James Carville
Best piece of advice ever received: “Remember who you meet on the way up, because they are the same people that you will meet on the way down.”
Personal habit that contributes to success: Patience.
Internet resources: Giving USA
Book recommendation: Obituaries
Parting piece of advice: Be patient! Think of your donors as relationships that you want to build for a lifetime.
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John Taylor, Principal of John H. Taylor Consulting
Success quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
Best piece of advice ever received: Lead with the heart, advice taken from the book, “Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life” by Mike Krzyzewski
Personal habit that contributes to success: Write it down! Take time to write your thoughts and to-do’s down on paper.
Internet resources: FUNDSVCS
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Parting piece of advice: Follow your heart. LEAD with your heart. And focus on being ethical.
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Josh Newton, President and CEO of the UConn Foundation
Success quote: “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” – Robert W. Woodruff
Best piece of advice Josh has ever received: “When you see a turtle on a fencepost it didn’t get there by itself.” No matter where you go and what you do, remember the people that have helped you get to that point.
Personal habit that contributes to David’s success: Planning/scheduling. At any moment, Josh is scheduled for the next 3 months.
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The Educational Advisory Board: http://www.eab.com/
Book recommendation: “Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life's Work” by Kevin Carroll
Parting piece of advice: Be more creative and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. Let’s shake things up!
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David King, President of Alexander Haas
Success quote: “Either do it right or don’t do it at all” –
Best piece of advice David has ever received: “(Paraphrasing Alan Weiss:) Don’t sell your time – sell your experience, expertise and the knowledge that you have gained over many years of work that has great value that can’t be replicated. The only people that sell their time are people who have nothing else to sell.” -Alan Weiss, “Million Dollar Consulting”
Personal habit that contributes to David’s success: Organize everything that needs to be done into 3 buckets: Must do, should do and could do. Must do – things that absolutely have to get done, that are mission-critical, that, if not done, can derail the project. Should do – things that would add value to what’s being worked on and should do if all of the Must Do things are done. They will add value if done but will not train wreck the project if they are not completed. Could Do – could add marginal value but probably would not be missed if they’re not done. Could Do’s should NEVER be done after 5 o’clock or on the weekend.
Internet resource: GOOGLE! www.google.com
Book recommendation: “The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It” by Michael E. Gerber http://www.amazon.com/The-Myth-Most-Businesses-About/dp/0887303625
Parting piece of advice: Find a job that you enjoy.
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