Let Donors Know You Care

Constant email blasts are one of the top reasons donors stop giving to organizations and causes they support.  So why do fundraisers continue to blast their lists? Penelope Burk (who has a new book coming out on the topic) has some great thoughts . Fundraisers blast lists because they feel tremendous pressure to keep the [...]


Polarization and Politics

Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake over at The Fix posted an interesting analysis of Gallup data showing that opinions of Barack Obama are the most polarized by political party of any President at this point in his term in recent history.  George W. Bush was second at this point in his presidency and also had [...]


Netflix and Customer Satisfaction

The importance of customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly important again, thanks in part to platforms for voicing opinions on the web, such as social media sites.  The importance is highlighted this week as we saw Netflix in the news again for its tremendous drop in customer satisfaction ratings, which plummeted along with stock prices over [...]


NBA Negotiations

Over the past few years, Oklahomans have become some of the best NBA fans in the country, receiving accolades from the media for their college-like enthusiasm at home games since the Thunder were brought from Seattle.  And the Thunder have done their part, moving from one of the worst teams in the league to the [...]


Conference Realignment and Donations

As college conferences seem to be steadying a bit, and the Big 12 looks like it may stick together for a while, it is worth taking a look at how higher education donors are affected by sports, and whether conference alignment has an impact on more than just dollars from television deals.  Many colleges and [...]


Democrats trust crisis could cost them in November

At a time when our nation has high unemployment, historic low labor force participation, out of control national debt, and is still reeling from the disastrous takeover of our health care system, Americans more than ever need to have faith in their government. Heading into the midterm election, demo

Democrats are grasping at straws to find any “success” around Obamacare

(Fox News appearance 4/17/14) Democrats are grasping at straws to find any “success” around Obamacare. The truth is that the law has caused people to lose coverage, made health insurance more expensive, and further ballooned the national debt. Now they want to pretend that getting some of those

New York State policy makers finally embrace conservative polices...hopefully that continues

Last week, New York State policy makers passed a $140 billion budget and did the unthinkable: they cut taxes. The most notable tax cut involves the Empire State’s corporate income tax in an attempt to curve the state’s horrendous business climate, ranked last by both the Tax Foundation and the M

To win the Hispanic vote Republicans must appeal to them correctly

We are still  several months away from the 2014 midterm elections, but both Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to win  the coveted Hispanic vote. Despite the voting patterns we have seen over the past two presidential cycles, Hispanic voters should be labeled as swing voters. According to fi

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