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26 06, 2018

Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

By |June 26th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay As was reported recently by CBS News, fundraising for 2018 is down. Unfortunately, the new federal tax law that came into effect earlier this year was expected to depress giving to charity, and sure enough, that seems to be the way it is playing out so far in the year. [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

By |June 21st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

rawpixel / Pixabay If you’re ever going to make a presentation to Jeff Bezos at Amazon, here’s a tip––don’t make a PowerPoint presentation. As noted in an article in Observer about Bezos’ approach, “In one episode of The Office, Dwight says of Ryan’s flashy PowerPoint slides, “PowerPoints are the peacocks of the business world: all show, [...]

7 06, 2018

To Have a Successful Organization, Be Ridiculous

By |June 7th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on To Have a Successful Organization, Be Ridiculous

RyanMcGuire / Pixabay Recently I had a conversation with Dan Pallotta, who is an entrepreneur, activist, and humanitarian. I love having discussions with global thought leaders. Everyone needs inspiration from time to time, and there's nothing better than getting an injection of energy from a kindred spirit. Following are some of the ideas [...]

31 05, 2018

The Importance of Displeasing People and Saying No

By |May 31st, 2018|blog, personal, Personal Inspiration|Comments Off on The Importance of Displeasing People and Saying No

Recently, I was sitting around with my team, and we were talking about the stories of candidates who wanted to work at our social enterprise. We had a terrific chuckle around the table as we told stories about the people who really should know better. Distance is a Problem For instance, I had a person [...]

24 05, 2018

How Your Business Can Create an Employee Volunteer Program

By |May 24th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on How Your Business Can Create an Employee Volunteer Program

rawpixel / Pixabay Corporate social responsibility programs are essential to businesses not only from the perspective of their customers but also because of today's workers. Workers are pushing multi-national corporations and smaller mom and pop shops toward CSR. One of the best things you can do for your team is to create an [...]

17 05, 2018

How to Get Your Money Act Together

By |May 17th, 2018|blog, personal, Personal Inspiration|Comments Off on How to Get Your Money Act Together

Stevebidmead / Pixabay "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi   Do you sometimes look at others with money and think they have the Midas touch? Do you sit around wondering why [...]

15 05, 2018

Why You Should Attend the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

By |May 15th, 2018|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on Why You Should Attend the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

rawpixel / Pixabay By now you probably know that your donors want to understand the impact that your nonprofit is making in the community. They are seeking deeper transparency and measurable metrics that demonstrate that your mission and the work you're doing is helping society and the people or causes that it serves. [...]

3 05, 2018

7 Vital Ways to Master the Art of Delegating

By |May 3rd, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 7 Vital Ways to Master the Art of Delegating

geralt / Pixabay Somewhere along the way in my career, I picked up a good nugget of advice, and it was to focus as a leader on those tasks which were unique to me and delegate the rest. One of the toughest things about being a leader and manager is mastering that ability. [...]

24 04, 2018

A Donation Request You Should Not Do

By |April 24th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on A Donation Request You Should Not Do

6072518 / Pixabay Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a seasoned fundraiser. This person works with a large organization as a consultant. He told me that a billionaire had sent $1,000 to the nonprofit and that the CEO quickly sent out a letter to the billionaire requesting $50,000. My [...]

17 04, 2018

How to Market Your Nonprofit on a Shoestring Budget

By |April 17th, 2018|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on How to Market Your Nonprofit on a Shoestring Budget

Olichel / Pixabay If you work or are associated with the nonprofit sector, then you know the vast majority of organizations in the U.S. are small. They operate with limited resources and a small financial margin. A challenge for many of these groups is marketing. We all know that advertising and marketing are [...]