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R I Arlington Advancement Services Blog Site
AKA “Charlie’s A/S Blog”

A Context for Advancement Systems – The Three Legged Stool

Over the years I have suggested an analogy (metaphor?, simile?, you tell me, I’m not an English major) that a System is like a Three Legged Stool. While many people think of hardware and software as “the system,” I would … Continue reading

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Pareto Principle applied to Fundraising (and Systems)

I think we’ve all heard of the Pareto Principle. It’s also known as the 80-20 Rule. In the early 1900’s, an Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, observed that in Italy roughly 20% of the population owned 80% of the land. Similarly, … Continue reading

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R I Arlington Advancement Services Blog

I’m trying out blogging software via WordPress to get this ball rolling. This blog will be about systems for Development Offices and Nonprofit Organizations. (Who would have thought? That’s what my business is about and I’ve been doing this for … Continue reading

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