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I’m sorry … who are you again?

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Patron and donor cultivation is always a critical topic, and this month’s thoughts take root in works recently produced by two of my associates, Bruce Thibodeau of Arts Consulting Group and Joseph Truskot. Bruce has a piece entitled “Strategic Fundraising through Objective Research: Understanding Donor Capacity”, and Joe has initiated a program entitled “Staccato”, a series aimed at building the …

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Obfuscation, begone!

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For those of us with a June 30 FYE, April has always struck me as a great time to make sure your audit schedules are whipped into shape. First things first, resolve all those stale outstanding checks, or deposits long in transit, that may still be cluttering up your bank recs. With the deposits, if the G/L’s high, find the …

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Oh! For Koh Lipe!

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Financial statements are simply methods to communicate certain financial conditions. However, their appearance at board meetings has been known to trigger beads of cold sweat, elevated blood pressure, temporary lapses of consciousness, and the occasional yearning for a tropical beach, far, far away. The fundamental accuracy of these statements may be spot on. However, it is possible that what’s presented …

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