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May I Cultivate You?
Category : Business & EconomyISBN No :9780991287710
Whether you are a professional fundraiser, thinking of becoming one, or are in recovery, May I Cultivate You? has something for you. This book is NOT about fundraising. It is about being a fundraiser. It is a light-hearted look at the humor, irony and folly we all find in this noble profession. These are the things you can never say out loud, but can read and enjoy while making a tsk noise. Most importantly, this book tells you: You are not alone!
Phillip E Perdue
Phillip Perdue has been a practicing professional fundraiser since 1988 and is accomplished in major gifts, annual fund, direct mail, tele-funding, and special events. He has developed marketing strategies to solicit individuals, corporations, foundations, board members, alumni, parents, faculty, grateful patients, and physicians.
Perdue is the Past President and a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads Chapter. He has delivered presentations on major gift work, building successful teams, and hiring the best staff; served as a moderator on numerous philanthropy conference and workshop panels; and is widely recognized for his expertise in the area of Moves Management, a strategic process used to identify prospects, outline their interests, determine their capacity for giving and move them to a gift.
Despite the iconoclastic tone of his work, he cares deeply about the profession and the organizations an
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A friend recommended May I Cultivate You, and I reluctantly picked it up. A funny book about fundraising? Hmmm. But the author has a great sense of humor about a usually serious subject, and soon I was laughing out loud. Perdue writes well, knows the subject inside out, and sheds light on what it's like to be in the profession.