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24 07, 2018

The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

By |July 24th, 2018|Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

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Although the summer months are a usually a quiet month, and I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic vacation in Hawaii, I’ve still been busy at work. I’m in the process of writing two essential pieces of content. One is a book […]

19 07, 2018

An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

By |July 19th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

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Want to know one of the best ways to get someone’s attention?

Send them a thank you––in the mail.

My team and I are always saying “thank you” in our business. In fact, one of the most successful activities we have done as it relates […]

12 07, 2018

How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

By |July 12th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Workplace stress has been a “thing” since, forever, and it continues to be the case. Our culture is known for its work ethic, and sometimes people wear it like a badge of honor, which […]

3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

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Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question.

“If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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“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 […]