Category Archives: Patrons

Making the List, and Checking it Eight Times Over. On Donor Listings

I spent some time a few weeks ago with a group of arts management grad students from Dublin to chat about fundraising and career trajectories. It reminded me of my own grad school experience: a group of brilliant and attentive … Continue reading

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The $5,000 Low Carb Lunch Date

There are few things I hate worse than a missed opportunity. Specifically an open lunch date. Seeing clients eating at the desk drives me to distraction. Why? Everyone eats. An hour long lunch appointment is almost perfect for focusing in … Continue reading

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Season Tickets – Yummy and Good for You. Like Kale.

In my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana I am not currently a subscriber to anything but the New Yorker and cable television—not the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, or the opera, nor baseball, basketball or football teams (the sports guys call those program … Continue reading

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