Pay Now or Pay Later

July 25th, 2011

Being relatively new to Robin E. Williams Incorporated, I just had my first opportunity to attend a Association of Donor Relations Professionals event, the Southeast Donor Relations Conference. As someone new to donor relations, too, it was a great way to gain further insight into organizations that we counsel. I was very  impressed with the  creative stretching of resources and the willingness to share experience for the benefit of the whole group. Continue reading »

Social Media Demystified – Lynne Wester Does It Again!

July 22nd, 2011

Lynne Wester, the donor relations dynamo behind donorrelationsguru.com, was a hit again at this year′s Southeast Donor Relations Conference in Raleigh. For those of you who don’t (yet) know her, Lynne is a force to be reckoned with and a personality not to be forgotten.  She is a leader among the Association of Donor Relations Professionals’ network of dynamic, forward-thinking “stars”, and a frequent speaker.  This is not the first time I have seen her presentation on social media, yet as always, she was on top of the newest of the new and casual and confident in her mastery of the technology. Continue reading »

We Should All Be Relationship Professionals

July 22nd, 2011

Raleigh, North Carolina

Day one of the Southeast Donor Relations Conference, being held this year at North Carolina State University, was a great success.  The regional conference has exceeded expectations with nearly 70 attendees!  As always, this gathering is a mix of old friends and new faces, and we are as impressed as ever with the caliber of thoughtfulness and camaraderie among this group. Continue reading »