Wearing too many hats?

The other day I chatted with the Executive Director of a small non-profit. She admitted she was wearing a lot of hats, but was finding she was not cultivating donors nearly as much as she … Read More

Prepared to be amazed!

I know how incredible I’m going to feel on Sunday afternoon. I get to see the full production of BalletMet’s “Dorothy and the Prince of Oz,” with full set, lighting, music, costumes, and most importantly … Read More

Why the hiatus?

One year ago I was trucking along, serving my clients, fresh off the win of my GPC (Grant Professional Certified) designation. I had my AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) chapter presidency to look forward to. … Read More

Caldwell Speaks at Central Ohio AFP

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, shared what it takes to become a Fundraising Consultant with the crowd at the Central Ohio AFP Education Session on April 11, 2017. The panel held a frank discussion on what led … Read More

Women’s History Month

Snaps to Georgia-Pacific for recognizing that Strength Has No Gender, and that there’s “tough” women out there everywhere, doing what they do, without recognition or getting their images on paper towel packaging. Many of those … Read More

Ready for anything!

Planning for the year ahead 2017 will bring lots of opportunities for me – among them, as President of the Central Ohio chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. Our chapter is over 350 members strong, … Read More

Hurry Up and Wait!

The rationale behind all those deadlines – As if this weren’t a busy time of year already, there’s also a slew of grant deadlines! New grants added to the Nov/Dec edition of my Funding Opportunities … Read More

Getting Invited to the Party

One of the grant opportunities I added to my monthly Funding Opportunities in the Arts resource accepts applications BY INVITATION ONLY. What does that mean? And, more importantly, how can I get invited? When a … Read More

A Winning LOI

More and more often lately, grant funders require grant seekers to submit what is called an “LOI” as a first step to applying for a grant. An LOI — or Letter of Inquiry, or Letter … Read More