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25 04, 2017

7 Ways to Overcome the Toughest Fundraising Challenges

By |April 25th, 2017|blog, development, news|0 Comments

Have you ever thought that your volunteers and supporters would help you raise money or awareness only to find when the moment arrives they all but disappear? Then, you sit there and wonder what happened. I’ve been in sales a long time. One of the reasons why that happens is that people don't want to [...]

20 04, 2017

The True Meaning of Digging Deeper

By |April 20th, 2017|blog, development, personal|0 Comments

What if I told you that you could have what you want in life, but you’re going to have to work harder? You wouldn’t be too happy. Perhaps you’d roll your eyes or give me an exasperated huff. You already work hard. How in the world can you work even harder? Where are you supposed [...]

30 03, 2017

The Natural Disaster Happening in People’s Lives Every Day

By |March 30th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Natural Disaster Happening in People’s Lives Every Day

Don’t Let Yesterday Use Too Much of Today – Indian Proverb Although I'm someone who has a significant presence in life, I don't want you to think I've got it all figured it out. Recently, I was asked why I'm so tough on leaders. I responded that I've been there. I was the founder and [...]

28 03, 2017

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know Today About SEO

By |March 28th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know Today About SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a term that everyone is using these days, but a lot of people in the nonprofit sector don't know what it means. There are a whole lot of SEO experts out there claiming they can get your site to the top of the rankings, but sometimes the results don't bear [...]

23 03, 2017

The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

By |March 23rd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

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

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|Comments Off on How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

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 [...]

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, [...]

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), [...]