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Secret Weapon of Relayed Information

After years of service and good work, he said goodbye to the team, closed the door, and left the office for the last time. Institutional Memory Lately I have witnessed several organizations experiencing a planned change in leadership, or in some cases, unplanned turnover. Some have struggled, some have not.  A secret weapon for combatting slowed momentum in these transitions lies in the continuity of information, the consistency of planning and activity, and in short, institutional memory.   One only understands the magnitude of this phrase when faced with a substantial situation. Imagine a significant setback in institutional memory when it comes to your key fundraising activities - your major donor program, your annual fund program, your fundraising and friend raising events, or your planned giving program. These prove the most important and productive funding relationships for your organization.  Serious examples of this dilemma include leadership transitions involving positi ...

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  1. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  2. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  3. Re: Secret Weapon of Relayed Information

    Great reminder, David.

    -- Ben

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For more than twenty years, I’ve enjoyed building value and increasing results for the organizations I’ve worked with. I am grateful for the leaders and mentors who have invested in me professionally and personally and in the same way, I am honored to encourage others. I admire the ministries we serve and I love helping to fuel their mission to build and care for God’s Kingdom.

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