“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

“It’s not you, it’s me” is common breakup language. We want to deepen relationships with our donors, not end them. So why are our communications all about us?

Playing at Philanthropy in Animal Crossing

The holiday gift-giving season is here, and video games have made the wish lists of many.  Nintendo has been having a great year, driven in large part by the popularity of the game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” or ACNH.  Sales of the game, released in March, have...

Seeing You–Not ‘Donors Like You’

When I was a preschooler, I watched a morning TV show called “Romper Room.”  Designed to mimic older siblings’ and friends’ classroom experiences, the show was hosted by a warm and welcoming teacher who varied by geographic region.  (I think Miss Barbara was my Romper...