Communication

  19 April 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about communicating with donors. We’re Outreaching; Are We Succeeding? Communicating with “People Who Give Money” Four Common Communications Failures I See Too Frequently   And as I explained last week, communication has been on...

  12 April 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about communicating with donors. We’re Outreaching; Are We Succeeding? Communicating with “People Who Give Money”   It’s been on my mind because I’ve been doing a whole series of Development Audits – comprehensive...

  8 March 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation [The bulk of this post originally appeared in March of 2016]   Recently, I conducted a training session with a land trust. I had to fly to get there, so whereas I brought a projector, handouts, and so on, I...

  23 November 2020   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Last year’s post from Thanksgiving week referenced Larry Smith’s Op-Ed from the NY Times asking readers to use the six-word form to make sense of 2020. The six-word story form idea was reportedly born at Mr. Smith’s Thanksgiving...

  9 March 2021   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Several years ago, Vu Le (Non-Profit AF) wrote a critique of donor-centric fundraising. In the several weeks that followed, I wrote a critique of his critique, arguing that Le’s definition of donor-centric fundraising was based on several inaccuracies....