TWB Fundraising Blog

April 12, 2012

The Importance of Planning

Written by Gene Brandt

We have been working with a number of organizations recently that are in the midst of a strategic...

March 29, 2012

The Art of Asking for A Gift

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.

Written by Gene Brandt

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

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 in Capital Campaigns

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...