TWB Fundraising Blog

March 29, 2012

The Art of Asking

Written by Gene Brandt

As an old fashioned fundraiser who grew up before the advent of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter I...

March 15, 2012

"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Leroy "Satchel" Paige

Written by Gene Brandt

I have been struck lately by a fact so distressing that I am reluctant to share it here. I guess I...

March 8, 2012

Is this a Blog or a Rant?

Written by Gene Brandt

I’ll admit it. I tend to be a difficult donor. It’s not that I am an unusually bad person. I don’t...

March 2, 2012

Using Volunteers Effectively

Written by Gene Brandt

It seems that I am continually reminded of the vital importance of volunteers in fundraising....

February 21, 2012

Big Gifts Take Time

Written by Gene Brandt

I was interested to read the story in Crain’s Chicago Business this week about the $30 million...

February 16, 2012

Relationships Relationships Relationships!

Written by Gene Brandt

If you have ever had a conversation with a real estate agent, you are undoubtedly aware of the...