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Let’s Kill Our Fundraising Event

Let’s Kill Our Fundraising Event

Should we junk all such events? No, it just means we need to adopt a more modest attitude about what these affairs are supposed to be about. Your event should not sit on an island as an event. Instead, it should be part of a comprehensive fund development plan

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One Easy Way To Make Your Meeting Better

One Easy Way To Make Your Meeting Better

According to research, anywhere from one-third to one-half of time spent in business meetings are largely unproductive. This is critical because the time spent in meetings has almost doubled over the past three decade

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Why Our Service Organizations Are Dying (and how to fix them)

Why Our Service Organizations Are Dying (and how to fix them)

Service clubs are an American innovation that have evolved into a worldwide institution. While vibrant across the globe, the loss of membership in the United States represents a loss of social capital and civic engagement. It is imperative we reinvent. The alternative may be irrelevance and obscurity.

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Foster Sayers: The Making Of An American Hero

Foster Sayers: The Making Of An American Hero

Sayers was just a country kid from Centre County, Pennsylvania. Some called him a bit of a roustabout…a ruffian…nobody special. Feeling a bit aimless he volunteered for the US Army in the middle of WWII. Nothing in his training or service made him stand out as anything special. Just another kid taking part in the most destructive war in history. Then one day he became legend.

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How Entrepreneurs Will Save Education In Erie PA

How Entrepreneurs Will Save Education In Erie PA

Even if the threat to disband Erie Public Schools is just cheap theater, we should consider that this is actually the optimal course. After all, often the best thing for the health of a forest is to burn it to the ground. It is our foremost responsibility of our entrepreneurs to recognize rethink and re-imagine our core institutions.

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