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28 11, 2017

10 Nonprofits to Support for #GivingTuesday

By |November 28th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 10 Nonprofits to Support for #GivingTuesday

Welcome to #GivingTuesday 2017! If you’re someone who cares about social good for your community, or even for others around the world, then this day is for you. Today is the day to do something good for others by donating to charity, volunteering and, of course, sharing your experiences with social good organizations or giving [...]

24 10, 2017

3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

By |October 24th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

We're soon at the close of another year, and if you're like me, you're keeping your sights focused through the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. The philanthropic sector continues to evolve, as is everything in society because of forces such as wealth, technology, and globalization. When I started my nonprofit more than a decade [...]

8 08, 2017

Philanthropy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By |August 8th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Philanthropy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Have you been paying any attention at all about artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you think that AI isn't already affecting your life and work? If you think AI is not already very much part of your existence, buddy, think again. If you haven’t heard of the Partnership on AI, you might want to check it [...]

6 07, 2017

Ending Charity as We Know It with Opportunity

By |July 6th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Ending Charity as We Know It with Opportunity

If you’re a donor, executive director or team member at a nonprofit, I have a question for you. Do you think the current philanthropic model works and empowers those you serve in deciding how and what benefits them most? Although I believe that charity is necessary for some instances, I don't believe our current philanthropic [...]

27 06, 2017

Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

By |June 27th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

The annual report by Giving USA is out for 2017, and you can obtain it here. Every year, the nonprofit sector waits for this important report. Here are some of the key findings based on reporting from the Chronicle of Philanthropy: 2016 was the third year of growth in fundraising. Fundraising grew by 1.4 percent [...]

22 06, 2017

25 Ways to Walk the Walk of Social Good

By |June 22nd, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 25 Ways to Walk the Walk of Social Good

Recently I had a conversation with a colleague who talked to me about the fact that she wondered if nonprofit professionals walked the walk of social good after work. I asked her what she meant by that, and she replied that she noticed that some people in her nonprofit seemed to "clock out" of doing [...]

28 02, 2017

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

By |February 28th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

I've been working in the social sector for 13 years, and I've spoken to plenty of school and nonprofit executives and directors of development. There's one overlooked area of fundraising, and that's matching gifts. According to Double the Donation, here’s what’s happening: Many corporations match gifts from their employees up to $10,000; Nonprofits earn between [...]

20 12, 2016

Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

By |December 20th, 2016|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

If you’re sitting in your office as the executive director or chief fundraiser of a nonprofit organization, I wonder what you’re thinking of the philanthropic landscape these days? I believe in an assertive posture when it comes to charity and philanthropy. We know that at this point in time, we have all the resources we [...]

15 12, 2016

How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

By |December 15th, 2016|blog, Development, Marketing|Comments Off on How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

My third article in my holiday series for charities and organizations that you may want to consider supporting this holiday season is focused on animal rescue and wildlife preservation. If you would like to see my first or second articles, please click here and here. Bobbi & the Strays: As the story goes and is [...]

6 12, 2016

You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

By |December 6th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

Do you remember the Indian Ocean tsunami? It happened 12 years ago this month. The earthquake was the longest duration quake ever recorded at over 8 minutes. It cost over 250,000 people their lives and caused in excess of $14 billion dollars in damage. An event that happened on the other side of the world [...]