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coaching and consulting

Are coaching and consulting the same thing?

Coaching and consulting are nothing alike. You might be pretty surprised by the statement because often people say that they are a coach AND consultant. I am one of those people. But when I’m coaching and when I’m consulting it looks and sounds fundamentally different. This is why it’s so important that if you are …

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Are You Seeking More Visibility? — tips from a visibility expert Part 2

Tips from a visibility expert Part 2

In my last article, I started sharing this amazing conversation I had with my coach and visibility expert, Michelle Vos. I shared the concept of visibility and how that reflects in your life to your business and in fundraising, although it creates fear. That exchange acted as a was the foundation for tips from a …

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Chatter: The Ethan Kross Blog (pt 2)

  What is chatter? Do you use your own name when you talk to yourself? What’s amazing about talking to a thought leader and award winning author are the insights you get when being able to ask whatever you want. That was my recent experience when I had the privilege to interview Dr. Ethan Kross, author …

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Internal Dialogue: Chatter

Internal Dialogue or “Chatter”: The Ethan Kross Blog (pt 1)

I had the true privilege to interview the author of the hands-down best book I have read this year, Chatter by Dr. Ethan Kross, who really dives into the concept of internal dialogue beautifully.  Is it about fundraising? No. Is it about the nonprofit sector? No. But it’s about concepts so deep that it applies …

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Impress Your Funders at Your Next Pitch!

Impress Your Funders at Your Next Pitch!

So, you scored a spot in front of a funder and you’re ready to pitch. Great! Now you have the task of preparing and you might be wondering just how you can up your game to create an opportunity that benefits you both.  First, it’s really important for you to understand what someone needs to …

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Speaker Diversity

Speaker Diversity

As a fundraising consultant, I’m asked to speak at a lot of events. It’s one of my favorite things to do and it’s the best way to share fundraising tools for nonprofits. If you’ve asked me to speak for your foundation, podcast, or in an interview, chances are I’ve shared with you Speaker Rider’s 10 …

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In all of my years of fundraising, nobody ever talked to me about vulnerability and fundraising, it ultimately impacts all we do as...

Vulnerability: one of THE biggest missing elements of fundraising training and support in the sector. PART ONE

In all of my years of fundraising, nobody ever talked to me about vulnerability and fundraising. Which is a shame, because it ultimately impacts the way we feel about fundraising and all we do as fundraisers.  Being in touch with the vulnerabilities that are brought up around fundraising and knowing how to handle them is …

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How Not-Enoughness Holds You Back As A Fundraiser

How Not-Enoughness Holds You Back As A Fundraiser

How Not-Enoughness Holds You Back As A Fundraiser Do you ever feel like you are JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH? That you don’t have what it takes to lead or go into that fundraising conversation? Do you ever feel like you’re not smart enough or haven’t taken the right training? Ah! We have truthfully all felt …

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Processing Overwhelm

Processing Overwhelm: How I deal with my own paralysis

I have to be honest, things have been HARD for me too. I am a one woman show running this business, a working mom. I have lost a family member in the last month, had close friends diagnosed with terminal illnesses, lost childcare (again), all while trying to navigate and manage COVID/reopening/re-closing/health/sanity/showering/etc. Talk about processing …

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