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

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"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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