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A Tribute to Van Halen, Brown M&Ms and Grant Contracts

Have you ever gone from thinking a person was a jerk to a genius within minutes? This happened to me when I heard the somewhat legendary story about a celebrity prima donna prank, or so I thought. The recent death of Eddie Van Halen brought this to the top of my mind. A guitar virtuoso who was part of the hair-band craze of the 1980’s, Van Halen mesmerized adoring audiences with his amped up guitar solos. His chart-topping rock hits made Van Halen a sell out for venues that could accommodate his huge acoustic towers and lighting equipment. And that’s where the brilliance started.

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Grant Guru A Blog Post Worth Sharing: Buying Happiness

A Blog Post Worth Sharing: Buying Happiness

Occasionally, I read something that I immediately want to share. Such is this blog post from philanthropy savant Fred Smith. His words are profound, provocative and reflect complete common sense. Like many of you, I have attended scores of galas, dinners, leadership retreats, and fund-raising events in my life. Some are grand experiences requiring gowns…

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Grant Guru Cover Letters

Why I Love Cover Letters

There is much talk about the best way to communicate. Evidently, millennials don’t like phone calls says Inc. Magazine, 3 years ago. And oldsters think texting can be rude. Each can be baffled about the preferred way to send a message. But an old-fashioned letter still holds both sway and charm for all ages…

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Grant Guru Philanthropy Misunderstood Book

Philanthropy Untold Stories

Merriam Webster considers the word ‘til a poetic shortening of the word “until”. I think of this book as a poetic shortening of some great stories. Dallas author and social connector extraordinaire, Bob Hopkins, brings to light very brief but illuminating narratives of people who have touched the world in some way…

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