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“You have indeed mastered the art of fundraising and the ability to share, delight, and inspire the rest of us.”

“I wish I could unscrew the top of your head, unscrew the top of my head, and pour what’s in your head into mine.”

Join fundraising professionals at these institutions who read The Weekend Briefing every week.

Ronald McDonald House

Diocese of Scranton, PA

Catholic Relief Services

University of Virginia

Jewish United Fund

University of the Redlands

Mayo Clinic

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

University of Notre Dame

Bishop Kelley High School, Tucson, AZ

The Weekend Briefing began on a Sunday night in September, 2008.  It was emailed to 19 development directors mostly new to the field and who all worked without the resources and support many others take for granted.

Today over 1,200 advancement professionals across the country receive the Briefing, 51 weeks a year.  It covers every corner of this noble profession and is a source of encouragement for fundraisers at shops large and small, and at every stage of their career:

  • How do you get that elusive first visit;
  • Beginning and growing a relationship;
  • When and how to ask for the gift;
  • How can small shops compete in crowded markets;
  • How to deal with a lousy boss.

These are issues every advancement officer deals with, and the Weekend Briefing tackles it all.

The author is Rob Cummings, a nationally recognized expert who has served many of the Chicago area’s best known nonprofits for 41 years. Rob has made thousands of visits and raised millions of dollars for education, health, social service and religious organizations. He believes in the power of storytelling and uses stories to teach the art and craft of fundraising.

Join the legion of advancement professionals throughout the United States who look to this unique perspective for best practice and inspiration every Sunday night.

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