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About Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey, CEO, Wayne Elsey Enterprises, Funds2Orgs, str@tegic and 501C3U has successful led organizations in the for-profit, social enterprise and non-profit sectors. In addition to growing his companies, today he is a highly sought after public speaker and authority on topics related to leadership, branding, social activism, motivation, and community engagement. His network appearances include: NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, & Fox News.
19 07, 2018

An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

By |July 19th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

RyanMcGuire / Pixabay Want to know one of the best ways to get someone’s attention? Send them a thank you––in the mail. My team and I are always saying "thank you" in our business. In fact, one of the most successful activities we have done as it relates to business development is to [...]

17 07, 2018

Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

By |July 17th, 2018|Development, news|0 Comments

stevepb / Pixabay In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, "You have zero privacy…Get over it".  In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg stated that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he's experienced this year over privacy and the transfer of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. [...]

12 07, 2018

How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

By |July 12th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

Free-Photos / Pixabay The more things change, the more they stay the same. Workplace stress has been a "thing" since, forever, and it continues to be the case. Our culture is known for its work ethic, and sometimes people wear it like a badge of honor, which I don't think should be the [...]

10 07, 2018

5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

By |July 10th, 2018|blog, Development, news|0 Comments

Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro. If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide excellent insight and working with them closely has [...]

5 07, 2018

3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

By |July 5th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

12019 / Pixabay If I say the word “Amish” to you, what are the images that come to mind? Perhaps your mind goes to thoughts of horse-drawn carriages, a close-knit community that stays within itself, or no use of modern comforts like electricity or photography. Maybe you think of the clothes Amish people [...]

3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

Lalmch / Pixabay Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question. “If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the community, what would it be?” Her [...]

28 06, 2018

How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

By |June 28th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

It happens. You’re not going to make 100 percent of the people happy 100 percent of the time. In my business, when we’re faced with a challenging customer, we call it an “opportunity.” That’s literal by the way. I've been in business for decades and in sales since I was a kid, and one of [...]

26 06, 2018

Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

By |June 26th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay As was reported recently by CBS News, fundraising for 2018 is down. Unfortunately, the new federal tax law that came into effect earlier this year was expected to depress giving to charity, and sure enough, that seems to be the way it is playing out so far in the year. [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

By |June 21st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

rawpixel / Pixabay If you’re ever going to make a presentation to Jeff Bezos at Amazon, here’s a tip––don’t make a PowerPoint presentation. As noted in an article in Observer about Bezos’ approach, “In one episode of The Office, Dwight says of Ryan’s flashy PowerPoint slides, “PowerPoints are the peacocks of the business world: all show, [...]

19 06, 2018

When a Nonprofit Founder Decides Not to Move On

By |June 19th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on When a Nonprofit Founder Decides Not to Move On

Free-Photos / Pixabay Not too long ago, I read on a social networking platform about a nonprofit candidate who would become the executive director of an organization where the founder would remain. I've written about this in the past, but this particular situation grabbed my interest because of what the board allowed to [...]