The Power of Endorsement

I was joking with my wife recently about our friend and their primary use of Facebook: “Has she confused Facebook for Google?” Over time, her Facebook posts have become questions seemingly ready-made for Google. “We’re traveling to [insert vacation destination here] next month. Where should we eat when we’re there?” “Our son needs a good … Continue reading The Power of Endorsement


Increase Alumni Engagement Without Adding Staff? Yes, It Is Possible!

Imagine you’re a brand-new VP for Advancement. You arrive on the heels of the most successful campaign in the university’s history with leadership wanting to launch a new campaign in a few years as part of a 150th-anniversary celebration. After your arrival, you discover an annual giving program in steady decline, alumni giving near an … Continue reading Increase Alumni Engagement Without Adding Staff? Yes, It Is Possible!


Imagine dreams being fulfilled based on potential, not pocketbooks. Imagine the hungry being fed, the homeless given shelter, and the downtrodden offered hope because of generosity. Imagine teachers fulfilling their professional potential because they have the right resources. Imagine new facilities being built to advance educational instruction, care for the sick, and help the destitute … Continue reading Imagine

Are You Ready?

The great hope for a return to the “old normal” arrived this month in the form of the first COVID-19 vaccines. Frontline medical workers, assisted-living residents, and individuals age 75+ appear to be the first recipients. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the now well-known infectious disease expert, has predicted that enough doses of vaccine will be available … Continue reading Are You Ready?