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Tom Ahern
Interests: Consultant, travel, writing
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Purpose. Emotional gratification. Reassurance and relief. ("I AM a good person!") To your best customers (donors), those things will be worth a lot more than wowie-zowie shoes or a comfortable night's sleep or a branded tote bag or a cup... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Little Words Mean the Most
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There are what? 20 on the planet? Now Simone's one! That bouquet was hand-delivered by Carol Golden, one of our longest-running friends in the fundraising biz, to celebrate Simone's Nov. 16, 2018 receipt of the AFP (international) 2019 Distinguished Fellow... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Fab et Simone peruse the drinks menu at an Albi café A bench with a Paul Eluard poem written on it Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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In the Herault river canyon, under these hills, 25 minutes from the house, stretch miles of caverns. It had poured the day before. When it rains, something like 30 square miles of leaking terrain spill into the caverns. But of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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bedrooms on the middle floor; what a chandelier is good for Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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"BEHIND this door is produced the best vermouth in France" Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Remarkable car. Designed in the 1920s to put rural people on the roads. Great Depression, World War 2 intervened. Finally introduced in 1948 ... and sold out from the start. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
"I dunno. What do you think?" 40 World-Sourced Answers Every Nonprofit Boss, Board, Fundraiser and Marcomms Pro Should Know An essential reality check Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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Everybody knows you. But nobody cares all that much. Ask your parents if this is true. sometimes inhibited by programs that work and so attract gov't money but does anyone really believe in gov't money anymore? Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
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What to do in Oslo Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most
Ummmmmmm.... Good question, Echo. (Oh, and superb analysis of the Case Writers portfolio, by the way.) ¶ In our little world, where we pretty much get to write and design whatever we think is best, working with a group of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at The Little Words Mean the Most