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4 09, 2018

Where to Find Start-up Nonprofit Money

By |September 4th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Where to Find Start-up Nonprofit Money

nattanan23 / Pixabay A few days ago I read a post about a small community nonprofit organization that was seeking advice on how to get funding. Creating a nonprofit is tough, and figuring out where to find the money needed to operate it can be a challenge. New charities rarely have any ability [...]

28 08, 2018

Create a Volunteer Program for Millennials

By |August 28th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Create a Volunteer Program for Millennials

rawpixel / Pixabay Today I read a Forbes article titled “How Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy,” and a few of the interesting points that you should keep in mind if you’re a nonprofit fundraiser are the following: By 2020, Millennials will be the largest generational workforce in the U.S. 84 percent of Millennial employees donated [...]

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

Lalmch / Pixabay 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 community, what would it be?” Her [...]

22 05, 2018

Facebook Favors Local News and It Will Help Your Nonprofit

By |May 22nd, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Facebook Favors Local News and It Will Help Your Nonprofit

geralt / Pixabay This year has not been too kind to Facebook, with the news about Cambridge Analytica and Mark Zuckerberg being asked to testify in front of Congress. Zuckerberg and his team used it as an opportunity to change the Facebook algorithms, again, and this can still bode well for your nonprofit [...]

21 12, 2017

Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 2

By |December 21st, 2017|blog, Development|Comments Off on Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 2

monicore / Pixabay On Tuesday, I wrote part one of my annual list of nonprofit organizations to support during the holiday season (or all year-round). Today, I have seven more charities for you to consider helping with a donation or signing up to become a volunteer or to provide in-kind expertise. Many nonprofits [...]

19 12, 2017

Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 1

By |December 19th, 2017|blog, Development|Comments Off on Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 1

monicore / Pixabay I hope in the midst of your holiday shopping, you'll find the time to donate or somehow support your favorite cause. There's no better time than the holiday season to think about the people across our great country, or even around the world, who are in need of additional support [...]

5 12, 2017

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Continue to Send out Letters in the Mail

By |December 5th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Continue to Send out Letters in the Mail

CrafCraf / Pixabay A couple of days ago a member of my team was talking about several fundraising ideas one of our partners was putting together, and one of their efforts included placing letters in the mail. Candidly, I was a bit surprised because so many nonprofits have stopped mailing letters and instead [...]

31 10, 2017

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

By |October 31st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about women and their [...]

26 10, 2017

Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

By |October 26th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

Not too long ago I was on the telephone speaking to a nonprofit CEO. She had called me to catch up and also to tell me that she was looking to do a wealth screening of her donors. She was asking me what I thought about it. I replied that it's always a good idea [...]

2 06, 2016

Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

By |June 2nd, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

I’m not going to put all of my time into developing 100 percent of the people on my team. There you have it. That’s the truth. It may be harsh and cold, but hear me out. I’m all about business. I live and breathe my businesses, even when I’m taking weekend days off or am [...]