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Whether you are a professional fundraiser, thinking of becoming one, or are in recovery, May I Cultivate You? has something for you. This book is NOT about fundraising. It is about being a fundraiser. It is a light-hearted look at the humor, irony and folly we all find in this noble profession. These are the things you can never say out loud, but can read and enjoy while making a tsk noise. Most importantly, this book tells you: You are not alone!
Phillip Perdue has been a practicing professional fundraiser since 1988 and is accomplished in major gifts, annual fund, direct mail, tele-funding, and special events. He has developed marketing strategies to solicit individuals, corporations, foundations, board members, alumni, parents, faculty, grateful patients, and physicians.
Perdue is the Past President and a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads Chapter. He has delivered presentations on major gift work, building successful teams, and hiring the best staff; served as a moderator on numerous philanthropy conference and workshop panels; and is widely recognized for his expertise in the area of Moves Management, a strategic process used to identify prospects, outline their interests, determine their capacity for giving and move them to a gift.
Despite the iconoclastic tone of his work, he cares deeply about the profession and the organizations an