Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 5. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-05-05 14:52:30+00:00 From: Francois Lachance
Subject: Learning to Beg | Begging to Learn Willard I have been practising with delimiters in subject headers in email. I have a director who really wants people to manage the subject line (change the subject when the conversation veers into another direction). I like to keep bits of history alive. So my favourite delimiter was the angled bracket. tangent < subject I found that three to four of these is the max. After that it reads like a biblical begat. I also have been getting reacquainted with Unix and have incorporated the pipe sign in delimiting some subjects Eclairs | Food | Baked Goods Goal Displacement | Problem Displacement Day of Tweets | Year of Treats Very useful for assigning multiple subjects to one message. And so with delimiters in mind, I revisited the lowly comma No, more pipelines And behold I discovered a technical term from the world of philanthropy: prospect pipelines. With a Canadian twist: [quote] Letâs start with a definition â what exactly do we mean when we say prospect pipeline? Simply put, the prospect pipeline places cohorts of prospects at different stages of the development cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship) and then measures their progress as they move from an unqualified lead to a donor. [/quote] Philanthropic Trends Quarterly, 2011, Issue 1  I have in mind all the micro-donating that can build goodwill and support for a project. Signs of a healthy pipeline: 1. Active prospects at all gift levels. 2. Active prospects at all stages of the development cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship). 3. Mechanisms to feed new prospects into the pipeline. 4. Means for measuring progress. 5. Access to good data. I foresee much discussion of the etiquette of panhandling . More pipelines, yes?!  https://kciphilanthropy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2011_Q1_KCI- Trends-2011-Q1-Prospect-Pipeline.pdf  https://berneval.hcommons.org/2013/02/14/good-technique-pays/ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ François Lachance Scholar-at-large Wannabe Professor of Theoretical and Applied Rhetoric http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance https://berneval.hcommons.org to think is often to sort, to store and to shuffle: humble, embodied tasks _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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