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28 09, 2017

YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

By |September 28th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

If you know me, then you realize I often say that there's a disaster happening in someone's life every day, and you might not even know it. As a nation, we've recently watched the heartbreaking images as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas relentlessly. People lost their lives, and many lost all of their worldly possessions. The [...]

29 06, 2017

Why You Should Care About Managing Up

By |June 29th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Why You Should Care About Managing Up

Have you ever heard of the idea of “managing up?” If you haven’t, it’s something you should probably learn if you work for someone. Managing up is a simple concept. It means making sure you give your boss, board members or the person you work for have what they need when they need it. That, [...]

25 01, 2016

This Is Why I Appreciate YOU… YOU MATTER

By |January 25th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on This Is Why I Appreciate YOU… YOU MATTER

I’ve been on the receiving end of someone telling me I would amount to nothing in my life. In fact, I will never forget a teacher in high school telling me that many years ago. It hurt. And, it stayed with me.   Fast forward decades later: since that day, I’ve been the president and [...]

19 01, 2016

How To Do Social Good With A Photo

By |January 19th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How To Do Social Good With A Photo

We live in a digital and visual world. If you’re a donor, volunteer, activist or supporter for social good, you may be interested in something that I recently came across. Johnson & Johnson has created an app called “Donate a Photo.” You can click here to see what it’s about. Johnson & Johnson is taking [...]

8 10, 2015

Trust is the Secret Ingredient in the Sauce of Success

By |October 8th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Trust is the Secret Ingredient in the Sauce of Success

The other day, someone came up to me and asked me how I became successful in business and the nonprofit sectors. It could all be boiled down to one word – trust. A weak nonprofit or business leader may not recognize that there are a number of ways to earn and maintain the trust, or [...]

30 07, 2015

How To Effectively Do Digital Networking And Net-Weaving

By |July 30th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on How To Effectively Do Digital Networking And Net-Weaving

It’s all about digital these days and it has impacted skills in networking. In the old days, you would wait for your bright and shiny new business cards to arrive from the printer. It was always great to open up the box and see how the cards looked with your name, title, organization name, logo [...]

14 05, 2014

Life Throws the Curve

By |May 14th, 2014|blog, personal|Comments Off on Life Throws the Curve

Life always has a way of checking on you, and this week it did so with me, again. I received a phone call from a friend of mine who informed me that yet another mutual and very close friend was sick and diagnosed with terminal cancer. Considering I have two other friends in the same [...]