Gene Brandt

Learning to Listen

When I was a young development officer, I worked for 5 years at the University of Nevada in Reno. Now, this…

Getting to Give

I am regularly reminded of a brief talk that our former pastor gave when someone new joined our church in…

The Art of Asking

As an old fashioned fundraiser who grew up before the advent of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter I recognize that at…

Big Gifts Take Time

I was interested to read the story in Crain’s Chicago Business this week about the $30 million contribution given to…

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