What a fantastic opportunity to improve the client's fundraising plan! We were selected to facilitate a two-day strategic-planning retreat for a nonprofit whose name you would know, so we'll just call them "The Transformers." In a flash of brilliance on my part (that was a sarcastic remark in case you were wondering), we negotiated a nice deal, got insights into the backgrounds and personalities of most of the major players, and we were good to go. We called the retreat a "refresher on the fundraising plan," because the CEO had a reputation for hating strategic planning and being an impatient kind of guy with a blithe disregard for detail. We did all that good stuff ahead of time...but we never sat down with the CEO himself.