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  • Forget The Status Quo: Final Thoughts On NTC 2014

    By Rick Christ — March 20, 2014

    Technology won’t fix the problems your nonprofit is trying to solve. It will enable your people to tackle those problems in new ways that might be much more efficient than your old ways.

  • Impressions of 2014 NTC: Going Home Smarter

    By Rick Christ — March 17, 2014

    Imagine an international nonprofit conference of luminaries — without neckties or expensive shoes or much grey hair. There was some pink and blue hair, but very little grey at last week at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., the annual conference of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

  • Donors Expects Gifts To Be Transformational

    By Rick Christ — June 18, 2013

    All giving should be “transformational.”

  • Transformational Gifts

    By Rick Christ — May 31, 2013

    All giving should be “transformational.” During a recent conference of cancer center development officers, a development director said the organization had just received a “transformational gift” — something on the order of $25 million — as a bequest. While the gift could have been described as “huge,” “stupendous” or even “gargantuan,” the potential “transformational” aspects remained in question.

  • The First 30 Seconds Of An Ask

    By Rick Christ — September 20, 2011

    Telephone calls to lapsed donors can bring them back. Calls to new donors, especially online donors, can turn a drive-by donor into a second-time giver, or even a monthly donor.

  • The First 30 Seconds

    By Rick Christ — September 15, 2011

    Telephone calls to lapsed donors can bring them back. Calls to brand new donors, especially online donors, can turn a drive-by donor into a second-time giver, or even a monthly donor. In fact, it’s more profitable to call new online donors and ask for a monthly gift, than it is to send them another email.

  • On The Scene

    By Rick Christ — October 15, 2006

    This past August, I had the opportunity to return to New Orleans for several days. Though the primary reason for returning was the biennial conference of my college fraternity, I took the opportunity to connect with some of the New Orleans firefighters I met while there last October as a volunteer performing search and rescue for Katrina victims in the lower Ninth Ward.

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