Lessons from Ikea

July 2, 2012

Sleek. Simple. Inexpensive. That’s why we shop there. Ikea knows it. And they’re brilliant at reminding us that they know... View Article

Keep them at "Yes!"

June 26, 2012

Let’s face it.  The odds are against you.  The vast majority of people will say no to your fundraising appeal.... View Article

Summer planning

June 21, 2012

 Sunshine and happiness! It’s the first full day of summer!   For many organizations, it’s time to step back… celebrate… ponder…... View Article

Recommended read

June 18, 2012

If you live for the thrill of a new idea… or find yourself seeking solutions to difficult challenges… or let’s... View Article

Fun with politics

June 14, 2012

It’s Flag Day.  And the drama of the election season is heating up. Here’s how you can tap into some... View Article

It’s not about you

June 13, 2012

Yesterday, in my email box, I received an update from the President of an organization I support, which perhaps should... View Article

Hidden gems

June 11, 2012

It’s fun when great ideas come from unlikely locales. Jim Lewis, founder and partner emeritus here at LKA, writes this... View Article

How do you compare?

June 6, 2012

When you set performance benchmarks for your organization, it’s important to check the view from the outside to stay in... View Article

Be top of mind

June 4, 2012

The key to good fundraising is to ask effectively.  The key to GREAT fundraising is relentless connection. It’s about the... View Article

What not to do

June 1, 2012

Another jewel from Jim Collins that generated lots of hallway buzz at the conference. Your “what not to do” list... View Article