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26 09, 2017

5 Social Media Trends to Watch for 2018

By |September 26th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Social Media Trends to Watch for 2018

If you’re a nonprofit or social enterprise leader, it’s not too early to begin to anticipate what’s in store for 2018. The organizations that grow consistently are those that are looking through the windshield and not the rearview mirror. By this point, you are aware that technology and social media are developing and changing at [...]

21 03, 2016

4 Ways To Find Hope Again After You’ve Lost It

By |March 21st, 2016|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on 4 Ways To Find Hope Again After You’ve Lost It

Hopelessness. It’s probably the worst feeling in the world. When someone feels like they have no hope, essentially all sense of what can be is lost. There are no dreams. There is no better tomorrow. You’re just breathing to exist. It’s a tough place to be and you don’t want to be there. But, sometimes [...]

17 03, 2016

My Answer To Social Media Trolls And Why I Will Always Double Down

By |March 17th, 2016|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on My Answer To Social Media Trolls And Why I Will Always Double Down

  “Calling all Facebook trolls! Hey - I'm maxed out on friends! If you are just being nosy, critical or just a troll stalking me - please Unfriend me! There are 33 people waiting to connect. All trolls follow me after Unfriending or switch to my fan page…” – Wayne Elsey That was a message [...]

15 03, 2016

When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

By |March 15th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

Recently, I had a meeting with my team at Funds2Orgs. You might know that it’s a social enterprise in the philanthropic sector. We help nonprofits, churches, schools and others raise money for their organizations by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. We moved offices earlier this year, not only to expand our physical space, [...]

29 02, 2016

The Emotion Keeping You From Your Potential And 3 Powerful Ways To Overcome

By |February 29th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Emotion Keeping You From Your Potential And 3 Powerful Ways To Overcome

I see it every day. It’s always there. I meet and speak to good people every day who wish things were different. They want to start their own business. They want to lose weight and get healthy. They want to move to another state for greater job opportunities. They want to get out there and [...]

11 02, 2016

The One Birthday Wish I Did Not Receive

By |February 11th, 2016|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on The One Birthday Wish I Did Not Receive

Yesterday I had an awesome day. It was my birthday. But, this post isn’t about my birthday. It’s about something that stayed with me during the entire course of the day and perhaps you’ve experienced it in your own life. On social media alone, I received over 700 birthday wishes at last count. I am [...]

8 02, 2016

25 Questions To Open Up Your Life And Your Mind

By |February 8th, 2016|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on 25 Questions To Open Up Your Life And Your Mind

Life is not easy. In fact, sometimes it can be downright cruel. But, despite whatever happens or we make happen to us, it’s still something I would do over again if I could. I would do every bit of it again. Would you? One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my own life [...]

1 02, 2016

How to Quit Doing a Job You Hate and Move On

By |February 1st, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How to Quit Doing a Job You Hate and Move On

The alarm blares. You wake up and are groaning knowing that in a few hours you’ll be spending your day in a dead-end job that you hate. You may even have a boss who makes your life impossible. Your blood pressure is through the roof. Your cholesterol is out of whack. You wrestled with sleep [...]

4 01, 2016

Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

Here we are in the first week of a brand new year. For most people it’s typically a good week. You still feel the turkey and ham hangover from the holidays. You’re enjoying the new toys you and your children received as gifts. You’re also basking in the glow of new opportunity. You say to [...]

3 12, 2015

Forget About Diversifying Your Income Stream, But Be Careful!

By |December 3rd, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Forget About Diversifying Your Income Stream, But Be Careful!

In the old nonprofit days, there was a lot of talk about income diversification. Many paid tribute to it. The reasoning is sound. By not allowing any revenue stream to account for more than approximately 20% of your income, you helped ensure budgetary safety. I’m here to tell you that it still makes sense. But [...]