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21 02, 2017

5 Ways to Network Easily If You’re an Introvert

By |February 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Network Easily If You’re an Introvert

When I was a kid, I was quiet and a bit of an introvert. When I started out in the business world, I was an awkward 15-year-old kid who hadn't yet grown comfortable in his 6'4" frame. And although in my world today I enjoy connecting with people, speaking on the telephone (including cold calling), [...]

10 01, 2017

Your Relationship with Donors is a Two-Way Street

By |January 10th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Your Relationship with Donors is a Two-Way Street

Not too long ago I was speaking to a director of development at a school. Susan was excited because she had been working for two years trying to get her principal and the board started on a strategic plan. As any good fundraiser knows, a good strategic plan helps clarify fundraising goals and priorities. I [...]

21 07, 2016

Stop Hiding Behind Your Phone Texts and Social Media Posts

By |July 21st, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Stop Hiding Behind Your Phone Texts and Social Media Posts

What’s wrong with people these days? It seems like many people are hiding behind their phones. They send texts and post passive aggressive diatribes on social media. When did social media and text messages become the only form of communication? Here’s the deal, texts and social media posts or tweets are fine. There’s a purpose [...]

5 05, 2016

5 Easy Ways to Promote Your School

By |May 5th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Easy Ways to Promote Your School

You might not think that you need to promote your school, but the fact of the matter is that you do. Although your school is part of the fabric of your local community, there are other schools in the neighborhood. Many times parents do have choices in terms of where they place their children. You [...]

7 03, 2016

Dealing With The Negative People Who Just Won’t Quit Bugging You

By |March 7th, 2016|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on Dealing With The Negative People Who Just Won’t Quit Bugging You

Negativity. We all get it in our lives. It happens at work, in our personal lives, and on social media. Those of us who are trying to do some good experience negativity – or trolls in the last case. I’ve had to deal with fools who have nothing better to do with their lives than [...]

15 02, 2016

5 Ways You Can Tell If Someone Is Not Being Authentic

By |February 15th, 2016|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on 5 Ways You Can Tell If Someone Is Not Being Authentic

If you look enough at social media and self-improvement books, there’s a lot of discussion happening about being "authentic". What in the world does being authentic mean? Simple. It means being true to who you are as a person. Why is this important? Because it leads to a happier and more peaceful existence. You want to [...]

23 07, 2015

You’re Fired!

By |July 23rd, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on You’re Fired!

Earlier in the year, I had a call from a supplier. He told me he would have to raise the price of supplies he sold to us. It would be significant. It didn’t sound like there would be any room for negotiation. I had a sense then that things were going to come to a [...]

2 07, 2015

Starting A Capital Campaign? Here’s What You Need To Know

By |July 2nd, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Starting A Capital Campaign? Here’s What You Need To Know

The economy has improved and nonprofits and social enterprise organizations, particularly ones that were being especially cautious with their funds, have once again started to look at investment and capacity building. A very good way to accomplish these goals is with a capital campaign. When a charity is considering embarking on a campaign, it needs [...]