A Practical Way To Approach Your Giving This Holiday Season

November 19, 2012 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in

As we enter Thanksgiving, the threshold of the holiday season, I thought it might be helpful to offer some practical ways to approach our giving heading into the new year. December 31 is the fiscal year end of most non-profits (coinciding, perhaps coincidently, with the end of the IRS tax year). This is why our mailboxes and inboxes are inundated with appeal letters from untold numbers of... Read More


"Us" Versus "Them"

July 24, 2012 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in

Imagining a better form of interaction for non-profits and donors is no easy task. This is especially the case with me. I have a terrible imagination. Maybe that’s a symptom of my ISTJ personality, or the fact that I majored in and worked several years in a science (at least according to my alma matter, which gave me a B.S. in business). Not until the last couple of years have I given the right... Read More


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