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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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Strategic Planning with A Graphic Twist!

By patriciaberry | March 4, 2022

Facilitated meetings, juicy visions , empowering and clear strategies. Oh My!

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Brite Ideas: Lean, Multi-purpose approaches to stewardship

By patriciaberry | January 11, 2022

This is a wonderful example of a lean, nimble organization doing thoughtful work with their annual report. This video is engaging, mission authentic and can be used in multiple ways to tell the story of their work to not only donors, but in a myriad of other ways. Make your work work harder with thoughtful […]

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Skullmeat Delight: James Clear’s Atomic Habits

By patriciaberry | December 15, 2021

I’m going to be honest and say I am still crawling out of the 2020 pandemic lock-down haze. It’s been slow going to get me back to my joyful and engaged self. While I am usually not a big fan of self-help books because of their inclination towards productivity porn (what YOU really need is […]

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I’m a College Professor, so Why Should I Care About Fundraising?

By patriciaberry | October 31, 2021
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Skullmeat Delight: Brené Brown’s Lessons for Fearless Fundraising

By patriciaberry | September 22, 2021

Has this ever happened to you?  You make a financial ask from a donor, they say yes, perhaps quickly and then. . . . silence.  You maybe make a follow-up call or two. . . . silence.  If you are like me, it is at that point that I start making up a story, usually […]

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