Posts Tagged ‘thank you’

The Gift and Gratitude By Ryan Stillwater

There’s Power Between the Gift and Gratitude At my childhood birthday parties, my anxious fingers longed for that table of gifts. My mother, on the other hand, would usually be taking diligent notes: What was I given? Who was it from? And she always had a stack of blank thank-you cards ready for me when…

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Gratitude Boosts Donor Retention By Jonathan Steck

Gratitude Boosts Donor Retention and Commitment With donor retention numbers dropping across our sector, I decided to reach out to a circle of my friends to learn their experiences about why they give. I asked each of them the same question, hoping their answers would help me understand why donors give financially and more importantly,…

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The Three Phrases Great Leaders Use by Jeremy Kingsley

By Jeremy Kingsley Here are some phrases that can pose difficulties to many of us when our ego gets in the way. Great leaders, however, understand their importance and master them early on. 1. “I was wrong” Whether you’ve made an outright error or had a failure of judgment, there are few things more difficult…

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Weekend Words of Wisdom #8

Encourage the Heart Without encouragement and celebration, leaders would be missing the critical relationship with their followers. An encouraging word, a visit, or notes of support or recognition are all tools of a leader who desires a transformational relationship with his or her followers. Celebrations are important and an essential ingredient to organizational health. However,…

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