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SIX BLIND MEN & THE ORGANIZATIONAL ELEPHANT: Microscopic and Telescopic Versions of the Fundraising Narrative

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The story of the elephant and the six blind men has been told in one form or another since the early fifth century B.C., and has been used to illustrate everything from religious toleration to team synergy. Here’s my application to donor relations and organizational communications. Continue reading

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Strategic and Tactical Giving – Part 2: Hans Brinker with His Finger in the Dike

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In the novel, The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge, Hans Brinker discovers a hole in the dike and plugs it with his finger. The heroic little Dutch boy stays there all through the frigid night and saves the town from a catastrophe flood. You can probably think of many occasions in which donors have responded in a time of crisis to plug the leaky dike and have continued to do until others arrived to help stabilize the organization. Imagine a scenario, we’ll call it Silver Skates 2. Continue reading

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