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FELDMANN: Fundraising trends to watch for in 2011

December 25, 2010
Well, it’s that time of year again: time to gaze into the crystal ball and predict what trends will dominate fundraising in the year ahead.
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FELDMANN: Copying others' tactics won't always pay off

August 7, 2010
It’s common in any business or organization that hears about an incredible success and tries to replicate it by following the same steps.
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FELDMANN: Beware the dreaded donor engagement gap

February 27, 2010
Engagement gap strikes small organizations and big ones, struggling not-for-profits and successful ones, and it threatens to cripple each of its sufferers.
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FELDMANN: Put customer interest before revenue

November 21, 2009
Understanding the customer and his or her motivation is priceless, but it’s old-school and just half of the solution. The other half, making it easy for the customer to engage, is what sets growing organizations apart from stagnant ones.
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FELDMANN: Don't seek attention, generate it

July 27, 2009
In case after case, we see businesses and not-for-profit organizations launching initiatives, holding events and undertaking other activities for the sole purpose of “awareness raising.” And in case after case, we see that the public failed to respond the way the organization expected.
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Not-for-profits: Treat donors as investors

April 13, 2009
Nonprofit organizations should treat their donors as shareholders because they invest in the organizations just as shareholders do in public companies.
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Not-for-profits can grow in tough times

December 1, 2008
One of the most pressing questions not-for-profits should be asking is: "How will we respond to this economy?"
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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