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White Women Friends & Colleagues: Join me on LinkedIn Live for an “Unlearning Series”

By patriciaberry | March 18, 2023

Join me on LinkedIn Live on March 20th @ 1:30PM EST to kick off a community reading of “White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better.” Check out the LinkedIn Event for details.

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Relationships as Wealth and Lunar New Year

By patriciaberry | January 24, 2023

  The Lunar New Year is one of the few holidays I really dig in to, albeit in my own western-white-Buddhist cultural flavor.  I missed it this year due to illness (the whole house had COVID, despite our maxxed vaxxed status) and loss and illness of loved ones.  I gave myself some grace about not […]

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Workshop: The Journey of Becoming

By patriciaberry | January 9, 2023

Interested in making decisions and goal-setting easier in 2023? It’s easier (note I didn’t say easy) when you start with your vision, with “who” you and “why” you are. Answering that question is the bedrock for creating the processes and goals that feel authentic, vibrant and fulfilling. I always start with “WHY” when working with […]

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Patricia in all her greying blonde glory is sitting at a colorful seat in a coffee shop, drinking a LARGE mug of get-shit-done coffee. She has round glasses on in hopes that they make her look smarter. She is smiling wryly, she is celebrating caffeine and also that Giving Tuesday is OVER!

Move over #GivingTuesday, it’s now #WTFWednesday!

By patriciaberry | November 30, 2022

When I think about this time of year, one of things that activates my clients in fundraising is Giving Tuesday. What should I be doing for Giving Tuesday? And oh my gosh, the end of the year people are gonna wanna give at the end of the year, I should have a campaign!  My answer […]

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If your fundraising practice was a garden. . . .

By patriciaberry | November 18, 2022

“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.” ~ Rumi

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I’ll be at the Race Equity Conference in Detroit Oct 13-14, will I see you there?

By patriciaberry | October 12, 2022

I’m getting excited to attend the Just Lead; Race Equity Conference by New Detroit. Amazing speakers, an interesting hybrid on-line / in-person format, a wonderful list of attendees that includes my lovely friends, mentors & colleagues Dr. Diana Wong and Wayne Millette!!!! Buckle up for some posting and perhaps a couple of awkward selfies (I […]

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It’s a good day when I get a loving recommendation from someone I admire deeply. . .

By patriciaberry | October 11, 2022

Yodit Mesfin-Johnson from Nonprofit Enterprise at Work talks about her work with Patricia Berry from Patricia Berry Consulting.

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Creating a Fundraising Manifesto!

By patriciaberry | September 14, 2022

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work here in Ann Arbor, MI is taking aim at evolving the field of philanthropy. Read their Fundraising Manifesto and get inspired for what is possible when values drive your fundraising!

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Liberation Philanthropy | A Conversation With Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW)

By patriciaberry | September 12, 2022

I was honored to join Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW) and their Leading & Learning community to talk about approaching fundraising, the exchange of wealth, with deep reflection on how power imbalances affect your practice.  If you ask yourself; “who in my organization is denied the power of “NO”? does it illuminate a power imbalance in your work?

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A lot of things had to happen for me to become me. . . .

By patriciaberry | July 28, 2022

This is a sad story. . . told in three words, welcome home from the North Patricia “You’ve Got Mail”

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The author, a person of paleness, wearing a bright chartreuse green shirt, toothy-smile, at her happiest in her garden talking about the wonder of growing things.

What if we took the “emergency” out of fundraising?

By patriciaberry | May 31, 2022

When #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth came around, my marketing self put a to-do list in my brain. I should be doing something! I should be writing something! I should have a deadline associated with this!  The longer I sat in my garden thinking about this “to-do”ingness, the more I realized the calendar is an invention. If I am […]

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Come join us for a Conversation Incubator. Apply by April 1, 2022.

By patriciaberry | March 29, 2022

Deadline April 1, 2022 to apply! Come join me and Sharonda Simmons from Thrive & Shine Consulting for a lively, interactive and vision driven conversation on what it means to make DEI and Fundraising practice an integral part of your ecosystem.  These conversations are small by design — we want to really get to know […]

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