Hostages to Fear or Agents of Hope?

Fear-based choices send us down the wrong road


Is a renewed “contagion of fear” taking hold in the charitable sector? 

There's lots to fear in current events and the economy. My RSPs are making no money, the world is in turmoil, Canada’s economic prospects have dimmed and on and on.

Blunt or presumptuous?

When elevating sights among donors, finesse is important but relationship trumps all

Recently I was at a committee table of staff and volunteers planning a capital campaign. It’s always energizing when we start to put in place the team that will change a campaign from a possibility to a reality.

Who owns the donor information in your head?

We know what and who we know. How do we ethically steward that information?

Originally posted January 26, 2016 by AFP Toronto at