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What story are you telling yourself today about you and your work? How often do you tell yourself “I’m really stressed?” I want you to stop that. I want to help you to stop that.

But I know it’s not as easy as saying “stress won’t help you.”

The solution to stress isn’t reassurance. It’s accurately understanding the world as it is, and making choices about what we do and how we do it. But far more than that, we relieve stress by making choices about the stories we tell ourselves.

— Seth Godin

Getting the details right, and waiting for some external reassurance after the fact, is a vicious cycle. Because tomorrow there’ll be a new stressor. You’ll never get enough reassurance.

Unless you learn to reassure yourself. Learn to tell your own story. Don’t wait for others to reassure you it’s a good one.

Whatever I can do to help you, it is my sincere honor and pleasure. I’m opening up more individual coaching spots, precisely for this purpose. So please let me know if you’d like to work with me. We can even break them into two 30 minute sessions if you wish; we can get a surprising amount done — enough to give you a big boost as you approach your work this fall!

While you think about it, please peruse this curated collection of completely free resources to help you with theory, tips and tools. Find a few things that speak to you, and… get clicking!  I want to give a shout out to my Clairity Click-it sponsor, Bloomerang. I hope you enjoy these resources as much as I enjoy finding them for you.

Thank you SO MUCH for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my recent articles on Clairification (see links below).  I seem to have been doing a lot of metaphoric chopping, fishing and climbing over the last couple of weeks. Could I be restless? You? Please enroll in Clairification School as an official student so you don’t miss a thing – who knows what we’ll be up to next!

Claire

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How often do you hear people saying these days “the world is out of control,” “everything is chaos,” or “these times are so disordered and abnormal?” I hear it. A lot. So I was struck by a recent piece from coach and author Tara Mohr who said it suddenly struck her that everything is in perfect order. In other words, actions have consequences. Our job, whenever the world falls into a state of unbalance, is to deal with them. To tip the scales back to equilibrium.

If we act with greed and disregard for the earth, our beautiful skies and clean air will no longer be there for us.

If our economy doesn’t put people first – treating its workers with decency and care – we will find it is profoundly vulnerable in a time of crisis.

If as a collective, we can’t walk humbly and work together diligently in the face of a pandemic, we will become its fools.

And if we try to ignore, or somehow transcend, our oppression of people and communities, without real reckoning, without the destruction of old ideas and systems and the creation of new ones, we will find out that no, there is no true way forward without deep transformation and reparation.

In all these ways, nothing that is happening now is out of order.

Nothing that is happening now is out of order – and the order it is revealing to us is one where regard for the earth, and each other, is imperative.

Tara Mohr

Your job right now, as a philanthropy facilitator, is imperative. Philanthropy means “love of humanity,” and we need philanthropy now more than ever.

Whatever I can do to help you, it is my sincere honor and pleasure. That’s why I take the time, every other week, to curate this collection of completely free resources to help you with theory, tips and tools. Find a few things that speak to you, and… get clicking!  I also want to give a shout out to my Clairity Click-it sponsor, Bloomerang. I hope you enjoy these resources as much as I enjoy finding them for you.

Thank you SO MUCH for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

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My motto is: “If I know it, I want you to know it.”

This extends to “If I read it, and like it, I want you to read it.” Or listen to it. Or watch it. Sometimes I even search for resources in particular areas around which I receive a lot of questions. Then I compile a curated selection of articles, whitepapers, webinars, podcasts, templates and guides that have spoken to me recently in my travels across the web. Hopefully some will speak to you as well.

Make your choices and click on the resources that resonate right now! This newsletter is free to you thanks to my sponsor, Bloomerang.

Thank you SO MUCH for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Speaking of sharing, the esteemed fundraising guru Ken Burnett is gearing up for a 500 mile trek (at the age of 70) to generate awareness and raise funds for SOFII (The Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration), the treasure trove of fundraising resources made available for free to fundraisers worldwide. Hat tip to Agitator-DonorVoice for bringing this to my attention. Ken’s goal is to raise $10,000 and Chip Grizzard, Grizzard Global Consulting and Idearaising, will match your contribution up to an additional $10K! Want to do something to give back to fundraisers everywhere? 5 or 10 cents a mile? 50 cents a mile? $1 a mile? Let’s cheer Ken, and SOFII, on! Click here to join me and your colleagues in sponsoring Ken and raising money for SOFII.

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Making Choices Clairity Click-it: Free Nonprofit Links + Resources

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As you read through these resources, and pick a few ideas to try out, consider not just what you’ll do but how you’ll do it. The way we approach our choices and challenges makes all the difference.

“I did the thing that was…”

A simple but difficult fork in the road for the choices we make.

I did the thing that was:

expedient

easy

safe

what my boss insisted on

generous

brave

new

effective

done by everyone else

deniable

fun

resilient

scalable

unique

selfish

fast

convenient

in sync

remarkable

risky

self-aggrandizing

anonymous

the way it’s always been done.

–Seth Godin

As I do every two weeks, here are a selection of curated articles, whitepapers, webinars, templates and guides that have spoken to me recently in my travels across the web. Make your choices and click on the resources that resonate right now! This newsletter is free to you thanks to my sponsor, Bloomerang. I hope you enjoy these resources as much as I enjoy finding them for you.

Thank you SO MUCH for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. If you find value in Clairification, please sign up now for all the benefits ‘Clairification School’ has to offer. Feel free to check out what others say about why they’ve joined. I promise to pay it back, and continue to offer lots of specific advice to help you raise greater awareness, more volunteerism and passionate philanthropy

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Clairity Click-it: Inner Filament Nonprofit Links + Resources

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We begin this issue with a poem for you. It’s a call for you to share your voice in bolder, deeper ways. The world needs it. The world needs you!

The One Deep Inside Your Chest

Step back and watch your body, being a body.
Watch an arm move through space, watch an ankle turn.

Watch your body, as it likes things or doesn’t,
as it gets scrapes and bruises
as the skin darkens and falls into folds.

Step back to the perimeter of the theater
and watch your body on the stage.

Recede to that quiet knowing:
For now, I am associated with this body —
not inside it, or one with it —
just associated, for a time.

Casing. Only casing.
Be kind to the casing if you like — put oils
on it and nourish it and move it to keep it stronger, for a time.
Never become it. There, only suffering.

Can you feel the one deep inside your chest, who has existed forever?
Who has made a thousand journeys?
Who feels like a comet in the dark?
The inner filament?

I know, no one ever told you.
I know. It wasn’t the name you learned to write at school,
but that one is you.
That one is the real you.

– Tara Mohr

Here are the resources that have been speaking to me over the past two weeks. Twice a month I collect and curate articles, whitepapers, webinars, templates and guides I encounter in my travels across the web. This newsletter is free to you thanks to my sponsor, Bloomerang. I hope you enjoy these resources as much as I enjoy finding them for you.

Thank you SO MUCH for doing the important work you do, And may your inner filament shine through!

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. If you find value in Clairification, please sign up now for all the benefits ‘Clairification School’ has to offer. Feel free to check out what others say about why they’ve joined. If you’re not happy, I’ll refund you the $1.92/week. How’s that?

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Clairity Click-it: Sand Pail Full of Nonprofit Links + Resources

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How is it going? How are you dealing with the transition to a different world space?

I know it can be challenging to put all your worries, anxieties, frustrations and tensions on the shelf. It’s that way for me — which is why I’m trying to consciously focus on the places where we find our power, values, wisdom and possibilities.

Whenever I feel myself slipping into a space of criticism, judgment or negativity, I try to pull myself back from the darkness; then move forward towards the light. I’ll be writing about this more on the Clairification blog in the coming weeks and months.

Today it’s all about the resources that have been speaking to me over the past two weeks. Sometimes work can be more fun, energizing and meaningful when you learn a new skill, are exposed to a different point of view, or if you just take a somewhat different approach. Here’s a collection of articles, whitepapers, webinars, templates and guides to broaden your outlook!

This newsletter is free to you thanks to my sponsor, Bloomerang. I hope you enjoy these resources as much as I enjoy finding them for you. As you may know, my motto is: If I know it, I want you to know it!”  

That’s why I also offer my virtual year-round ‘Clairification School,’ with an extraordinarily modest tuition. Because I’ve got a LOT more to share with you based on my 40 years’ experience – 30 of them in the trenches – plus all the new things I learn every day in my practice.

If you find value in Clairification, please sign up now for all the benefits ‘Clairification School’ has to offer. It’s as free of a ‘public school’ as I can make it, while covering expenses.

Your support makes it possible and, truly, means a lot. Now… let’s get to this issue’s “click-it” links!

Thank you SO MUCH for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. If you’re on the fence about enrolling in Clairification School, see what others say about why they’ve joined. If you’re not happy, I’ll refund you the $1.92/week.

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Clairity Click-it: Beach Bag Full of Nonprofit Links + Resources

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If you’re vaccinated, you’re free to roam about the country  — maybe even go to the beach! Certainly take some time to relax, recharge and fill your soul with whatever inspiration you can find.

Sometimes work can be more fun, energizing and meaningful when you learn a new skill, are exposed to a different point of view, or if you just take a somewhat different approach. Here’s a collection of seasonal reading to broaden your outlook!

Once again I thank my generous sponsor, Bloomerang, for their continued support of my curation of useful content for you – all so you can facilitate passionate philanthropy to make our world a better place.

If you find one or more articles, webinars or free downloadable guides useful I’ll be happy.  And if you find Clairification helpful, I hope you’ll consider enrolling in Clairification School to get a full year’s worth of ALL the wisdom I have to share!

My motto is:  “If I know it, I want you to know it.”

Let’s get right to this issue’s links!

Thank you for doing the important work you do.

claire@clairification.com

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JeJune Clairity Click-it: Useful Nonprofit Links + Resources

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We’re now transitioning to a novel period of nonprofit transformation, informed by events of the past year and an acceleration of digital disruption. It’s not “back to normal,” but that’s a good thing since normal was probably part of the problem.

I’m calling this issue jejune partly as a play on the name of the month we’re in and partly because jejune means “devoid of significance or interest.” Could that be how you’ve been doing fundraising? Are you relevant, or do you fail to meet folks where they are and fully engage them?

In recognition of the fact we’re moving from pre- to during to post-, I’m retiring one feature and adding a new one with this issue. The “Tips for Not-So-Normal Times” which debuted during the pandemic has now run its 15-month course (that’s long enough!). But the way forward is uncertain, and much is in flux. There’s so much conversation about the role of philanthropy and nonprofits and the best way to do fundraising that I’m debuting a new “Opinions” feature where I’ll showcase more than one side of an issue. Please let me know what you think; I truly value feedback.

Thank you again to my generous 2021 sponsor, Bloomerang, for their continued support of my curation of content for you across the web – all with the goal of helping you in your quest to facilitate passionate philanthropy. If you find one or more articles, webinars or free downloadable guides useful I’ll be happy.

And if you find Clairification useful … please consider enrolling in Clairification School to get 12 months of all the wisdom I have to share!

My motto is:  “If I know it, I want you to know it.”

Let’s get to this issue’s “click-it” links!

Thank you for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. If you’re on the fence about enrolling in Clairification School, see what others say about why they’ve joined. If you’re not happy, I’ll refund you the $1.92/week. How’s that?

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Bustin’ Out Clairity Click-it: Useful Nonprofit Links + Resources

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June is about to bust out in bloom. How might you bust out and blossom as well?

I’ve got free tips and tools galore, bustin’ out all over!

I begin by thanking my generous sponsor, Bloomerang, for their continued support of my curation of content for you across the web – all with the goal of helping you in your quest to facilitate passionate philanthropy. If you find one or more articles, webinars or free downloadable guides useful I’ll be happy. And if you find Clairification useful …

Please consider enrolling in Clairification School to get 12 month’s of all the wisdom I have to share!

My motto is:  “If I know it, I want you to know it.”

Let’s get right to this issue’s links!

Thank you for doing the important work you do,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

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Unmasking Clairity Click-it: Useful Nonprofit Links + Resources

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“For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us”

— Amanda Gorman, excerpt from “The Hill We Climb” inaugural poem

Venture forward. What you do now matters. For today and tomorrow.

Whether you rest on your laurels, continue in complacency, and content yourself with status quo OR dig deeply to find how you might re-invent to find greater balance, justice and truth.

The choice is yours. And, oh, what a choice.

To take the easy path… or forge a new one potent with promise. To work to your least, medium… or greatest capacity. To tread water… or dive into work that centers empathy and equity. To follow… or lead.

The work of those who toil in the vineyards of the social benefit sector is not always easy. Success is not measured by how much profit redounds to shareholders, but by how much social return is generated from your investment. Frankly, this is increasingly important to workers in all sectors. “Do no harm” is not enough; the goal is creating ACTIVE good. The venture is a collective one, with internal and external stakeholders joining together in shared purpose. How you create a collective culture, foster a sense of identity, meaning and belonging, and enthusiastically engage your village, becomes a critical piece of the impact you will have.

What will your legacy be? How will you activate it? How will you reshape the future?

To help you become the best you can be, I’m happy to present this edition of free resources for your continuing education and consideration.  This comes with a huge shout-out to this year’s sponsor, Bloomerang.

Beyond this bimonthly curated newsletter, I’ve got lots more wisdom to share and hope you’ll take advantage this year by enrolling in Clairification School. This gives you a full 12 months of strategic advice — articles, free webinars, monthly tips, bonuses and more. If you’re on the fence about enrolling, see what others say about why they’ve joined.

Enjoy, and may you go from strength to strength,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Check out my free fundraising advice column on the Bloomerang blog! Ask your question here. And bookmark the Ask an Expert page! See the recently posted (1) What is the Purpose of Publicizing Legacy Gifts? and (2) How to Negotiate a Gift of Reality with Strings Attached.

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