by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Aug 22, 2016 | Attitude, structure, Vision | Fundraising, Major Gift Officers, Major Gifts, Uncategorized
As many times as Richard and I have seen bad attitudes and heard excuses, we’ve also witnessed amazing turnarounds from MGOs who have embraced the “yes I can” attitude and have become wildly successful and happy in their work.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Jun 24, 2016 | Attitude, Donor Service, MGO Profile, Service | Communication, Major Gifts, Moves Management, Relationships, Uncategorized
Major gift officers can learn a lot from well-run customer service companies like Ruby Receptionists. MGOs should practice WOWism too!
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Apr 27, 2016 | Attitude, Getting Appointments, Meeting Donors | Major Gifts, Moves Management, Stewardship, Uncategorized
As you work today on your caseload and talk to donors, remember that life for them is not all nice and tidy. They have other things to think about and do – things that may pull them away from giving you their full attention.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Jan 15, 2016 | Attitude, Employees, Performance | Development Directors, Leadership, Major Gift Officers, Management, Uncategorized
There may be other things your development manager wants, but these ten come from my 30 years of experience of managing, watching others manage, and sitting at the feet of wise managers who have given me wise counsel.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Dec 16, 2015 | Attitude, Choices, Joy, Lightness of Being, Seth Godin | Major Gift Officers, Overworked, Uncategorized
We in the non-profit world have a tough time with taking our work too personally. This work you do every day requires that you hold on, but not too tightly. To take it seriously, but not too personally. To do hard things, but to do it with joy.
by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels | Nov 27, 2015 | Attitude, Personal, Strategy, Work Performance | Major Gifts, Moves Management, Uncategorized
A poor attitude can creep up on you, find its way into your spirit and slowly steal your ability to utilize your talent in the amazing way you know you can.