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8 06, 2017

Pass the Damn Ball to the Kid Who May Fumble

By |June 8th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Pass the Damn Ball to the Kid Who May Fumble

Someone recently posted the article on social media, “Dear Kids: If I Die, Please Don’t Be a Sh**head.” As a parent and grandfather, it caught my attention due to the bluntness. But I also thought about it as a leader and manager. The following quote was particularly important to me: DO pass the ball. PASS [...]

27 04, 2017

Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

By |April 27th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

Not too long ago I told my team that they needed to rise. I believe some managers would prefer to avoid the tough conversations with their teams. That's a mistake. You're not helping anyone, including your staff, by denying or sugarcoating truths. Leaders understand they work with adults and they have faith that those who [...]

23 06, 2016

5 Tips to Make Your Employees Happy

By |June 23rd, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Make Your Employees Happy

In the old days, people went to work and moved from one job to another once or twice in a lifetime. Many were “lifers.” We know that doesn’t exist anymore. Everyone is their own employment agency. Companies and nonprofits no longer retain people that don’t serve the interests of the organization. And because of it, [...]

17 05, 2016

Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

By |May 17th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

On a recent trip, I visited a social enterprise. I love spending time in the field. I believe nothing is better than talking to people on the telephone, and better still, in person. The CEO of this organization walked me around his office proudly talking about their fundraising efforts. I thought he was great in [...]

25 08, 2015

Hit The Goal On Your Next Team Fundraising Event

By |August 25th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Hit The Goal On Your Next Team Fundraising Event

So, you’ve set the date for your next walk, run or team event. How can you help to ensure that it's a fundraising success? Realistic Goals I’m a big believer in stretch goals and pushing hard to do better than you did last year. But, you need to be able to set goals you can [...]