Give and Take

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Fundraising Consulting
Viken Mikaelian

The Art & Science of Asking for Money

There’s a difference between being a beggar and a fundraiser. Don’t conflate asking for money with groveling. You’re not demeaning yourself by asking for money. It’s actually a privilege.

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Major Gifts
Viken Mikaelian

How to Talk to Wealthy People

Our culture has a lot of weird taboos about money. Americans don’t like to talk about money — or at least we hate to talk about how much money we make. It seems the more money people have, the quieter they are about it. Maybe we are confused, and think our net worth is tied to our self-worth. Or maybe we just don’t want to make anyone else feel bad.

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25 Ways to Influence Others

Influencing others is a skill that can be learned and developed into an art form. Here are some easy techniques to help you to develop your influence.