Raising High-End Donations: An Interview with Tanya Stanfield of CSS Fundraising

When most of us think of fundraising, we think of galas or grassroots efforts like bake sales and email blasts.  But have you ever wondered how organizations get endowments, trusts and 6+ figure donations? We talked to Tanya Stanfield who is the Director of Marketing & Communications for CCS Fundraising which is a high end … More Raising High-End Donations: An Interview with Tanya Stanfield of CSS Fundraising

Being Your Own Cake Boss: An Interview with Courtney Hopkins, Award-Winning Entreprenuer & Cake Extroardinaire

The best advice I got was to “Not Give Up.” There are times when things don’t work out… but you have to learn from your mistakes and move on. … More Being Your Own Cake Boss: An Interview with Courtney Hopkins, Award-Winning Entreprenuer & Cake Extroardinaire

Building Positive Business Relationships: Be Open and Ask Questions

It’s easy to get caught up in the politics of day to day business.  We see people go about things the wrong way, be pushy, selfish and unfair yet often times it seems these people get rewarded for their bad behavior because they end up getting what they want.  Right now.  Some people do use … More Building Positive Business Relationships: Be Open and Ask Questions

4 Tips for Tipping

People often wonder about the etiquette for giving tips and gratuity.  “How much do you give someone if…?”  “Do you tip someone for that?”  In some professions, tips are expected, particularly in service industries like restaurants, hotels, salons, etc.  But what about that awkward in between?  There’s the expected tip, but what about additional, extra … More 4 Tips for Tipping

Great Articles on Conference Planning: Trends, Going Green, Common Mistakes & Marketing

I’ll have to thank my LinkedIn friends for their wonderful posts on things to know for conferences.  While that is not the specific area I work in (I’m hospitality), there are MANY conferences in this city and it is important to keep up with trends, ideas and optimum functionality. So here are some fellow bloggers … More Great Articles on Conference Planning: Trends, Going Green, Common Mistakes & Marketing