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Tom Ahern
Interests: Consultant, travel, writing
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Posted 3 days ago at The Little Words Mean the Most
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as Mike travels around, recognizing one by one, as his research matures, the OBVIOUS strongest AFP chapters, the ones with extraordinary performance retes, persistently global-class leadership, tons of CFREs and university grads, LIKE Greater New Orleans... Unicorn in Training (L-top);... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Little Words Mean the Most
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act one act two act 3 Act one: Flowers are all we need to be happy. Act two: Something unexpected happens. Act 3: Call in supernatural powers. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
[there's a Request for Proposal headed this way soon and I smell mothballs, so I drafted this preliminary response] I am part of a collaborative called The Case Writers. We advocate for "donor-centered" cases, rather than "organization-centered" cases. Donor-centered cases... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
? Results speak for themselves. Implemented your teachings at my org. We raised $18,342 in one month with our first ever annual appeal. The majority of gifts were from new donors...we still have til June 30! Tiffany and I will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
Coupla comments for next issue, 'cause there's always a next issue: (1) Domain Formula says self-mailers about 99% of the time produce LESS revenue, so consider an envelope (yes, counter-intuitive to pretty much everyone; that's why workshops exist); (2) "Letter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
(Beth is the preferred?) I want to emphasize a couple of things in Beth's response, David, if I may stick my snoot in. (1) "I keep learning, playing...." Stay loose. Even though we're teaching a "formula" (the Domain one), there's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
repeat after me i'm not here i know to finish your thoughts pray i(:)+<$$$$$$$$>m here to start thoughts you too? one thought's enough some is a revolution repeat after me Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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"The bathtub drains so slow!" "Slow-ly, dear. Slowly. Adverb." yeah. It swirls away. I watch it. between my toes. hair, nasal ejects. I think it ends up orbiting Jupiter, the Gas Giant IN REALITY, this is what's down every drain... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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On the right: Beate Sørum, in Oslo; looking skeptical suddenly?. On the left: Us two delighted-to-be-asked-though-occasionally-foul-mouthed Yank speakers preparing for the upcoming September's NORWEGIAN fundraising conference. When I asked how to ingratiate ourselves with the locals, Bea told us that... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most