In November of 2008, I published my first post on “Withism’s from Lori.” In that post I shared how psyched I was about the possibilities of this blog and why I created it. My goal has been to provide as much helpful content as possible and be a meaningful resource for fundraising professionals.


Every week since then I’ve spent time to share with you the experiences I’ve had, the lessons I’ve learned, and the wisdom I’ve culled from my work. My blog has become a spot for me to share the good, the bad, and the ugly from the fundraising and philanthropy world.

I’ve been amazed and humbled by the comments and conversations these posts have generated here in the comments section as well as out in the social media sphere. Thank you for taking the time to read, comment, re-tweet and allow my questions and views to be a part of your work. I’m honored!

One of the things that has surprised me was the amount of interest people have had in previous posts. I can’t count how many times I’ve received emails asking for a link to something someone read months or even years ago. And since there is so much coaching information I share on my blog, many of you have requested that I put all the best posts together in one easy-to-read spot.

And so today, drum roll, please! You can now find a book of the most popular, most helpful content offered on Amazon. And for those of you who love to read without holding the book, you can find the e-book on Kindle and soon on Nook.

Thank you for encouraging me to publish: Withism’s from Lori: Boldness, Clarity & Wisdom for Fundraising Professionals Making a Difference.

When you read the pages I hope you come away inspired and encouraged to tackle your biggest goals. Even more than that, I hope the book represents the passion and joy I feel for my work and the work you, as fundraisers, do for the organizations we love.


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