Two headlines in our daily paper, days apart, tell the tale of what REALLY matters to our testosterone-misdirected elected officials.
Women are told to go home, empty-handed.
The boys get to play with their baseballs ... while guaranteeing taxpayer investment in a professional sport that has fallen in popularity steadily since 1972.
Today, pro football is FOUR TIMES more popular than pro baseball. In the latest Gallup polling, baseball ranked its lowest since 1937, just a teensy bit more popular than soccer to US audiences. That's against a backdrop of falling attendance generally at all kinds of sporting events.
as Mike travels around, recognizing one by one, as his research matures, the OBVIOUS strongest AFP chapters, the ones with extraordinary performance retes, persistently global-class leadership, tons of CFREs and university grads, LIKE Greater New Orleans...
Unicorn in Training (L-top); (R-top) True Unicorns, Lindsey B. Jakiel Diulus and Stephanie Clary, AFP Greater NOLA 2018 conference co-chairs
[there's a Request for Proposal headed this way soon and I smell mothballs, so I drafted this preliminary response]
I am part of a collaborative called The Case Writers.
We advocate for "donor-centered" cases, rather than "organization-centered" cases. Donor-centered cases make the donor the hero, not the organization.
Why bother changing?
Because donor-centered cases tend to make goal faster: that's the only reason.
As a group, The Case Writers have deep experience with hospitals and other institutions.
Our collected client list includes Yale New Haven Hospital, Humber River Hospital (Toronto), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (one of the nation's Top 10, on the Stanford University campus), Sharp HealthCare (San Diego's largest nonprofit community hospital system) and some others, including smaller venues like Southcoast.
We have concerns about your approval process. If you're looking for something safe, predictable, been seen a dozen times elsewhere, something every committee will immediately like, then The Case Writers are not going to make you happy.
On the other hand, if you want someone to tell your story in a powerful and original way, hoping to make goal ASAP: please call. We look forward to going crazy with you.