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Challenge Your Reaction to “Uncharitable”

Challenge Your Reaction to “Uncharitable”

Recently I attended a screening of Dan Pallotta’s film, “Uncharitable.” If you haven’t seen the film, you’ve likely seen his TED Talk or maybe read his book by the same title on the subject of “changing our system of charity,” as he puts it.

Pallotta argues that we need to call into question our basic beliefs about charity if we stand any chance of eradicating the massive social problems our world faces. He makes a bold comparison of nonprofit to for-profit sectors in persuading audiences of the disadvantages of the nonprofit sector.

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Campaign Client Spotlight: Dozoretz Hospice House of Hampton Roads

Campaign Client Spotlight: Dozoretz Hospice House of Hampton Roads

The Dozoretz Hospice House of Hampton Roads opened its doors on April 23rd, 2024 in Virginia Beach – the first freestanding inpatient hospice facility serving the region. The facility is the vision of many area leaders, but none greater than the late Dr. Ronald Dozoretz and his family who helped found and finance its construction. […]

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Seen, Heard & Loved: 3 Approaches to Thanking Volunteers

Seen, Heard & Loved: 3 Approaches to Thanking Volunteers

by Stephanie Flores de Valgaz Have you ever stopped to consider the value of volunteers in economic terms? It is estimated that the value of their time alone is over $200 billion annually. The reasons individuals volunteer vary, but no matter the reason, they are giving their most precious non-renewable resource, their time. So how can nonprofits show their […]

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Campaign Client Spotlight: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Campaign Client Spotlight: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, NC- CapDev has treasured working with the Friends of the Museum, the museum leadership team, and philanthropic partners on this visionary campaign.  We are excited to see this exhibit come to life and know audiences of all ages will love it, too. Read more about the new exhibit, including why it’s called “Dueling Dinosaurs” HERE

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Lessons from the Waffle House

Lessons from the Waffle House

There is a lot to be learned from a stool at the bar of a Waffle House. If you travel frequently, you might even have a favorite Waffle House location, as I do.

Sitting at a Waffle House countertop and observing the ordering, cooking and serving process is like watching a well-choreographed dance, and it’s one of my favorite breakfast entertainment outings.

I can’t help but draw some analogies from my Waffle House excursions to our field of development:

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Podcast: The Art and Science of Asking for Money (with Brian Saber)

Podcast: The Art and Science of Asking for Money (with Brian Saber)

Asking for money can be hard for many people. But why? Why do so many people find it terrifying to ask for money, even for organizations they care deeply about? Brian Saber, author of Fundraising for Introverts believes that ANYONE can fundraise because this work is based on forming relationships. Coining the term, Asking Style, Saber identifies 4 Asking Style types. Keep reading to learn more and take the quiz and see what Asking Style you are.

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