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14 08, 2018

How To Recruit Young Talent to Your Nonprofit

By |August 14th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

geralt / Pixabay One of the best things you can do for your nonprofit is to recruit a diverse group of people, including race, ethnicity, and age. When you hire people from all backgrounds, you will inevitably get different, innovative and creative ideas. Millennials were born in the early 1980's and that generation's [...]

7 08, 2018

How Donors Should Assess a Charity Before Giving a Donation

By |August 7th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

Anemone123 / Pixabay We’ll soon be entering into the biggest fundraising season of the year as we go into September, which will ultimately lead us to the holiday months. Despite the fact that fundraising reached the highest levels in 2017, including surpassing $400 billion, fundraising revenue has declined in the first quarter of [...]

2 08, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

By |August 2nd, 2018|blog, Business, news|0 Comments

Free-Photos / Pixabay Every so often in my businesses, we get a significant client who's revenue stream is equal to or more than the combined total of many small ones. Sometimes, my team has been tempted to cater to the needs of our larger clients, but when I've seen this drift begin, I've [...]

26 07, 2018

Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

By |July 26th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

NikolayFrolochkin / Pixabay Not too long ago, a friend of mine told me about a young entrepreneur who was spending a lot of time looking for venture capital and start-up money for an app he had developed. I suggested that the entrepreneur should forget the financing and use his own money or borrow [...]

17 07, 2018

Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

By |July 17th, 2018|Development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

stevepb / Pixabay In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, "You have zero privacy…Get over it".  In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg stated that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he's experienced this year over privacy and the transfer of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. [...]

10 07, 2018

5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

By |July 10th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro. If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide excellent insight and working with them closely has [...]

5 07, 2018

3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

By |July 5th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

12019 / Pixabay If I say the word “Amish” to you, what are the images that come to mind? Perhaps your mind goes to thoughts of horse-drawn carriages, a close-knit community that stays within itself, or no use of modern comforts like electricity or photography. Maybe you think of the clothes Amish people [...]

28 06, 2018

How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

By |June 28th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

It happens. You’re not going to make 100 percent of the people happy 100 percent of the time. In my business, when we’re faced with a challenging customer, we call it an “opportunity.” That’s literal by the way. I've been in business for decades and in sales since I was a kid, and one of [...]

19 06, 2018

When a Nonprofit Founder Decides Not to Move On

By |June 19th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on When a Nonprofit Founder Decides Not to Move On

Free-Photos / Pixabay Not too long ago, I read on a social networking platform about a nonprofit candidate who would become the executive director of an organization where the founder would remain. I've written about this in the past, but this particular situation grabbed my interest because of what the board allowed to [...]

14 06, 2018

Tips to Leading a Business in Crisis

By |June 14th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Tips to Leading a Business in Crisis

geralt / Pixabay As much as you hope crisis doesn't happen to your business, it's something that can happen, and you should be prepared. You never know how or why something occurs and simply having a crisis management plan that you can immediately set into motion will go a long way to easing [...]