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15 08, 2017

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

By |August 15th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|0 Comments

If you're a nonprofit leader, I hope you're spending some time each day getting on social media and reviewing posts and comments from people who work in the industry. Although I have a busy schedule of travel and meetings, I try to check out what's happening in social media nonprofit groups because it helps me [...]

10 08, 2017

Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

By |August 10th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|0 Comments

I had a conversation recently with an executive director of a nonprofit and he told me about an experience his organization that says a lot about kindness and compassion. Not too long ago, the organization was having an event. As many charities often do when they have large-scale events, they asked for volunteers to help [...]

1 08, 2017

Alert to Nonprofit Executives: It Takes Money to Make Money

By |August 1st, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Alert to Nonprofit Executives: It Takes Money to Make Money

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article called, “It’s All About the Benjamins,” which addressed the need for nonprofit organizations to invest in their people and operations. During the last few weeks, I was approached by a major vendor to see about aligning my thought leadership with them. As of this writing, we're [...]

25 07, 2017

10 of the BEST Places to Find Nonprofit Jobs

By |July 25th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on 10 of the BEST Places to Find Nonprofit Jobs

46177291 - magnifying glass over jobs section of newspaper classifieds Along the way in the work that I do with nonprofits, churches, and schools, I get people who sometimes ask me for places and resources they can use or search to help them find a job. Every day I'm on the telephone with [...]

20 07, 2017

25 Examples of the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received

By |July 20th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on 25 Examples of the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received

I'm always about thinking big and staying positive as much as I can. But, today I was in a meeting, and one of the people in the room was telling us about the worst piece of advice he received. And that got me thinking? What is the worst piece of advice someone ever gave you? [...]

11 07, 2017

A Board Member’s Health Versus a Nonprofits Need

By |July 11th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on A Board Member’s Health Versus a Nonprofits Need

I learned of a small nonprofit that had to deal with a board member who was not able to fulfill his responsibilities due to cancer. A colleague of mine, whom I'll call Jim, said to me there was a "raging internal debate" about whether to keep this board member or force the individual to resign. [...]

29 06, 2017

Why You Should Care About Managing Up

By |June 29th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Why You Should Care About Managing Up

Have you ever heard of the idea of “managing up?” If you haven’t, it’s something you should probably learn if you work for someone. Managing up is a simple concept. It means making sure you give your boss, board members or the person you work for have what they need when they need it. That, [...]

27 06, 2017

Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

By |June 27th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

The annual report by Giving USA is out for 2017, and you can obtain it here. Every year, the nonprofit sector waits for this important report. Here are some of the key findings based on reporting from the Chronicle of Philanthropy: 2016 was the third year of growth in fundraising. Fundraising grew by 1.4 percent [...]

20 06, 2017

The Founder’s Syndrome Chess Game and How to Resolve It

By |June 20th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Founder’s Syndrome Chess Game and How to Resolve It

If you’ve been in the nonprofit sector for a while, you may come across a phenomenon called "founder's syndrome." It can be so destructive that afflicted organizations with this syndrome, which is also called "founderitis,” can implode and close their doors. What is Founder's Syndrome? Founder's syndrome or founderitis typically revolves around the cult of [...]

13 06, 2017

The Greatest Ongoing Nonprofit and Donor Debate

By |June 13th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Greatest Ongoing Nonprofit and Donor Debate

Recently, I've started to see renewed push-back from donors about their gifts to charity. If you participate in nonprofit groups, I've heard some exasperated nonprofit executives and fundraisers speaking about donors demanding to know how much of their donations are going directly to programs. This debate and discussions have been going on for a long [...]