Author: Debbie DiVirgilio

Organizational and Team Despair

The following is an excerpt from Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry by Dr. Jeanie Cockell and Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair Organizational and Team Despair by Dr. Jeanie Cockell and Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair   Organizational despair is that fateful state in which an entire organization or a team within an organization can’t lift its head to the…
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Four Grant Funding Success Strategies

Lately, we have been receiving a lot of calls from organizations new to grant funding but very anxious to get started…and of course, for the first check to arrive at their doorstep. The most important thing to know is that grant funding is not a quick fix, so if your organization is in need of…
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Saying Thanks!

Everyone knows that donors need to be thanked, right? Well, maybe not.  I recently made a donation to an organization and did not receive an acknowledgement of my gift for 7 weeks, acceptable or no? Generally, the rule of thumb is to have donors thanked within 48 hours of receiving their gift.  This ensures that…
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