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Now, Discover Your Strengths

By Margaux Smith • December 10, 2012

Before I left Toronto and moved to London last year, friends, family and fellow fundraisers sent me off with words of wisdom, plenty of hugs, and a few thoughtful parting gifts, small enough to fit in my suitcase. Among those gifts was something that has fundamentally changed the way I …

I don’t need to change the world. I just want to change your mind.

By Margaux Smith • September 24, 2012

I’m going to go out on a limb here and make an assumption about you. You’re a fundraiser because you want to change the world. I’m willing to bet you care pretty deeply about your cause and that’s where you draw your motivation from. (Or something to that effect.)
But see, …

Why I Love (And Feel Uncomfortable About Loving) Legacy Fundraising

By Margaux Smith • July 9, 2012

I’m writing this on the one-year anniversary of my move from Toronto to London, so you’re reading this one year after I started my career as a professional fundraiser, and what a lot has changed during that time. I’ve gone from fundraiser in theory, to fundraiser in practice; blogger, to …

The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People

By Margaux Smith • May 7, 2012

Exactly one year ago, I read a blog post that hit me like a punch in the gut. It was Austin Kleon’s How to Steal Like an Artist, and it got right down and spoke directly to everything I was struggling with at the time. I was about to finish grad school …

Get Away From Your Desk And Remind Yourself WHY

By Margaux Smith • February 16, 2012

In my role at a fundraising agency, I don’t have much chance to speak to anyone aside from my co-workers and the fundraising departments of our charity clients. I get to read nice case studies and hear my accounts department talk about the clients’ work, but I rarely get to …

I Am The Comms Devil

By Margaux Smith • October 20, 2011

This week, I’m in the midst of my very first International Fundraising Conference in Holland. 2011 has been a whirlwind of a year and being here feels like a dream, rubbing shoulders with the best of the best.
I’m volunteering as a session leader, which means I was also able to …

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