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23 03, 2017

The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

By |March 23rd, 2017|blog, development, news|0 Comments

I always say it: anyone can make a social impact and make a difference in the world. And, in today’s digital age, we’re fortunate to have a lot of great apps that can help anyone do social good. What follows are some cool social good apps, including some of my favorites: Change Creator Magazine: This [...]

21 03, 2017

3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

By |March 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|0 Comments

In 2015, Bloomerang reported findings you can review by clicking here, that fewer than 20 percent of nonprofits had someone actively working major donors. I realize that many organizations simply don't have the staff to hire fundraisers dedicated to cultivating and soliciting major donors. However, every nonprofit—large or small—should be in the business of getting [...]

16 03, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

By |March 16th, 2017|blog, development, news|0 Comments

Recently, we partnered with a company promoting fundraising ideas. That got me thinking about nonprofit sustainability. I've been talking about it for years. Nonprofits are great, but I think people who begin or work for these organizations need to understand two things: Nonprofits are a business. The fundamental difference between a for-profit business and nonprofit [...]

14 03, 2017

10 Quick Tips to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page

By |March 14th, 2017|blog, branding, news|0 Comments

Recently a team member told me that she had gone to do some research on Facebook for a potential client, and it was essentially a dead account. The nonprofit locked up the Facebook page so they could prevent others from using their name on the platform, but the page was mostly useless with limited information. [...]

9 03, 2017

7 Ways to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

By |March 9th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

In 2015, CareerBuilder did their annual social media survey and found that 35 percent of hiring managers were less likely to interview a candidate if they couldn't find them online. And since social media is a part of most of our lives, you have to assume that will only increase in the years ahead, especially [...]

7 03, 2017

Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

By |March 7th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

I got off the phone the other day with an exasperated manager who was complaining about Millennials. Of course, every generation becomes the proverbial punching bag of the previous generations. What else is new? But, I will say that I do think the Millennials are unlike previous generations and as a manager or leader, you [...]

2 03, 2017

The Ventura Sunshine Ladies Club Create Therapy Dolls for Children in Need

By |March 2nd, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on The Ventura Sunshine Ladies Club Create Therapy Dolls for Children in Need

People ask me sometimes how someone can get involved in doing good for someone else. It’s not difficult. There's something anyone of us can do any day of the week. I live in Orlando, and I'm privileged to know some of the members of the Ventura Sunshine Ladies Club. They're a great group of women, [...]

28 02, 2017

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

By |February 28th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

I've been working in the social sector for 13 years, and I've spoken to plenty of school and nonprofit executives and directors of development. There's one overlooked area of fundraising, and that's matching gifts. According to Double the Donation, here’s what’s happening: Many corporations match gifts from their employees up to $10,000; Nonprofits earn between [...]

23 02, 2017

A Young Boy’s Life-Changing Fundraiser for a Service Dog

By |February 23rd, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on A Young Boy’s Life-Changing Fundraiser for a Service Dog

Robert is a 10-year-old boy who likes to play games. He's a great young boy who cares about his family, and he's fortunate to be a member of a large family of 12, which include seven brothers and sisters, two parents, an uncle by marriage and a baby cousin. He’s got a lot of love [...]

21 02, 2017

5 Ways to Network Easily If You’re an Introvert

By |February 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Network Easily If You’re an Introvert

When I was a kid, I was quiet and a bit of an introvert. When I started out in the business world, I was an awkward 15-year-old kid who hadn't yet grown comfortable in his 6'4" frame. And although in my world today I enjoy connecting with people, speaking on the telephone (including cold calling), [...]