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18 Common Fundraising Mistakes

By Natasha Dresner

"If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake." - Eli Siegel

We all make mistakes - even fundraisers! The key is to acknowledge your mistakes, learn from them, and adjust.

In her latest article, Grinspoon Institute Mentor Natasha Dresner discusses 18 common fundraising mistakes and how to avoid them. Read on to turn your current mistakes into future successes.

Want to learn even more? Check out Natasha's webinar "10 Common Fundraising Mistakes ... and How to Avoid Them."


Welcome Our New Director!

By Sue Kline
Interim Director

On behalf of the Grinspoon Institute, I am delighted to welcome Mark Gold of Longmeadow, Massachusetts as the new Director, beginning February 15. Mark comes to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation with an engineering and management background at Monsanto/Solutia and a history of involvement in Jewish life and the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. Currently, he serves on the Select Board of the Town of Longmeadow as one of three who oversee town affairs.

It has been a pleasure for me to serve as Interim Director for the past two months. The Institute is a lively and stimulating place to be, having seen in a relatively short time significant growth in the number of camps served, fundraising efforts, technology services, the annual conference, and innovative programs like Camp Legacy and PJ Goes to Camp. I know that Mark Gold will enjoy as much as I have the opportunity to lead and influence a major initiative to elevate and transform the Jewish camp experience.

Mark's bio can also be found on our website.


Law of Enrollment Meets the Ask

By Laurie Herrick

Grinspoon Institute Mentor Laurie Herrick's article - The Law of Enrollment Meets the Ask - was highlighted in the latest free-range thinking™, Andy Goodman's eNewsletter.

Want to learn how to enroll your prospects in your cause ... and not get "enrolled" in their anxieties? Read The Law of Enrollment Meets the Ask today!

Congrats Laurie!