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1 03, 2016

You Can Change The World With A Cup Of Coffee

By |March 1st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on You Can Change The World With A Cup Of Coffee

I enjoy a good cup of coffee, and recently I’ve learned a few things about coffee that I did not know. I want to share this insight with you. Not too long ago, I received a note from a colleague at CouponBox who suggested that I share how much a cup of coffee costs. If [...]

25 02, 2016

Facebook’s New Nonprofit Website Should Be A Stop For You

By |February 25th, 2016|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on Facebook’s New Nonprofit Website Should Be A Stop For You

This month, Facebook launched its new website for nonprofits. If you haven’t seen it yet, click here. Granted, Facebook should have done this years ago, but better late than never. It has received mixed reviews, but I think it’s worth your time to check out. There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States [...]

16 02, 2016

5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

By |February 16th, 2016|blog, Development, Marketing|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

 Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Dolma Beresford, IFC Group Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a viable fundraising activity for your organisation, but didn’t know where to start? Here are five top tips to getting started. Start With Your Own Network To make a crowdfunding project successful [...]

15 02, 2016

5 Ways You Can Tell If Someone Is Not Being Authentic

By |February 15th, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Ways You Can Tell If Someone Is Not Being Authentic

If you look enough at social media and self-improvement books, there’s a lot of discussion happening about being "authentic". What in the world does being authentic mean? Simple. It means being true to who you are as a person. Why is this important? Because it leads to a happier and more peaceful existence. You want to [...]

11 02, 2016

The One Birthday Wish I Did Not Receive

By |February 11th, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on The One Birthday Wish I Did Not Receive

Yesterday I had an awesome day. It was my birthday. But, this post isn’t about my birthday. It’s about something that stayed with me during the entire course of the day and perhaps you’ve experienced it in your own life. On social media alone, I received over 700 birthday wishes at last count. I am [...]

2 02, 2016

5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

By |February 2nd, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

You want to succeed in your fundraising. One of the best places to begin is with your board. It doesn’t matter what type of board giving policies you have and it’s not important who serves on your board. Every board needs the support and motivation to raise money for their organization. All boards have a [...]

21 01, 2016

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

In 2013 CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund produced a report entitled Under Developed: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. It shook the social sector. It proved what many people suspected. It focused on the exceptionally high turnover of development professionals. It also explained the contributing reasons for this situation. [...]

19 01, 2016

How To Do Social Good With A Photo

By |January 19th, 2016|blog, Business, Marketing, news|Comments Off on How To Do Social Good With A Photo

We live in a digital and visual world. If you’re a donor, volunteer, activist or supporter for social good, you may be interested in something that I recently came across. Johnson & Johnson has created an app called “Donate a Photo.” You can click here to see what it’s about. Johnson & Johnson is taking [...]

12 01, 2016

Chaos Is The New Normal For Social Good

By |January 12th, 2016|blog, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Chaos Is The New Normal For Social Good

Guest Post: Linda N. Spencer     Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Wayne. We’re in the process of publishing a book we wrote together that will be released soon. I’ve worked in the social sector for over twenty years. I’ve known Wayne now for almost two years and I’ve been [...]

11 01, 2016

Whatever You Do, Look To Skid Broadside Into The Grave

By |January 11th, 2016|blog, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Whatever You Do, Look To Skid Broadside Into The Grave

 “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson Over the weekend, I re-read [...]