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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 [...]

3 08, 2017

The Leading Shoe Drive Fundraising Company Launches New Site

By |August 3rd, 2017|blog, news, personal|0 Comments

The summer is an excellent time to do planning and preparation for the biggest fundraising time of the year––year end and holiday giving. Today's article is going to be a shameless plug for my social enterprise, Funds2Orgs because my team and I are proud to present to you our new website. We worked on it [...]

15 06, 2017

1 Key Strategy to Ease Out a Nonprofit Board

By |June 15th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 1 Key Strategy to Ease Out a Nonprofit Board

A few days ago I spoke to a nonprofit marketing person who told me about his painful board meeting. Rich had attended a board meeting for his charity, and instead of it being a productive and collegial meeting, it was more like an inquisition. "When it was my turn to speak about a new marketing [...]

6 06, 2017

Should You Ditch Attending Nonprofit Industry Events and Conferences?

By |June 6th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Should You Ditch Attending Nonprofit Industry Events and Conferences?

Not too long ago I saw a nonprofit professional complaining on a social media platform that we should put an end to conferences. This person was talking about how they’re a “waste of time and money,” and found it annoying to have to talk to people who just wanted the “free stuff” as she repeated [...]

1 06, 2017

Hustle and Catch the Fundraising Fever

By |June 1st, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Hustle and Catch the Fundraising Fever

Not too long ago, I sent an internal message to my team. As the header, I wrote, "Sales, Sales, Sales – Key to Success: Catch the Sales Fever.” "Almost" achieving goals is not good enough. My team knows, we not only want to reach our goals, but we also want to surpass them. Growth leads [...]

16 05, 2017

A Mindset for Decision Process Success

By |May 16th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on A Mindset for Decision Process Success

Recently I spoke to my team about the decision making process. I think it’s an important skill to have both for your life and career. And, if you’re the leader of an organization, you have a special obligation to master the skill. Some of us are quick decision makers. Others take their time to mull [...]

2 05, 2017

Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

By |May 2nd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

“Take all these results together, and we are seeing the first slow-down in the rate of growth in charitable giving since the Recession of 2008 and 2009.” - Jason Lee, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  Should nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fundraisers be worried about the results of the latest [...]

27 04, 2017

Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

By |April 27th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

Not too long ago I told my team that they needed to rise. I believe some managers would prefer to avoid the tough conversations with their teams. That's a mistake. You're not helping anyone, including your staff, by denying or sugarcoating truths. Leaders understand they work with adults and they have faith that those who [...]

25 04, 2017

7 Ways to Overcome the Toughest Fundraising Challenges

By |April 25th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Overcome the Toughest Fundraising Challenges

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 [...]

18 04, 2017

How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit

By |April 18th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit

Last month my social enterprise posted an article about choosing the right social media network for your nonprofit organization. The response from organizations was great, and it made me realize that I should include it in a piece for those of you who are kind enough to follow my blog. Social Media is the Great [...]