relationships

the poet, your donor and you

“Donor-focused messaging” and “donor-focused culture” are a couple of descriptions that we use to describe Oneicity’s guiding principle in communicating with donors. Maya Angelou, poet, writer and civil rights activists has a quote that does a great job of explaining why this donor-focused thing works. She wrote, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you …

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donor confidential: poor form

A mid-30’s professional, I’ll call him “Phil,” told me about his experience with improper form. Phil and his wife enjoy giving. They’re exactly who you want to begin to draw into your work. They care about people and changing the world. They have some resources, and they’re committed to their community. Phil had noticed an …

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donor confidential: jazz night train wreck

This donor story begins at a jazz night. A local chapter of a national nonprofit supporting teens hosted a Jazz night with professional jazz artists jamming together. Let’s call this nonprofit Teen Fun Alliance (TFA). A mid-30’s couple, both professionals, attended because of their interest and love of all things Jazz. Let’s call them Justin …

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cover bands, donors and a new oneicity client

Let’s talk cover songs, the embarrassing 70’s band Abba and new working relationships. First cover songs and cover bands. I heard a musician say recently that the main thing wrong with cover bands is that they’re doing a sad imitation of a great original. He’s right. Hoots and I love artists who can take songs …

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