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Wayne Elsey

About Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey, CEO, Wayne Elsey Enterprises, Funds2Orgs, str@tegic and 501C3U has successful led organizations in the for-profit, social enterprise and non-profit sectors. In addition to growing his companies, today he is a highly sought after public speaker and authority on topics related to leadership, branding, social activism, motivation, and community engagement. His network appearances include: NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, & Fox News.
21 09, 2017

How to Use Social Listening for Your Nonprofit Brand

By |September 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|0 Comments

By now, you’re steeped in social media, which is an essential ingredient of your digital marketing for your nonprofit. But as with everything in life, you have to get a little deeper into the details. The paramount rule for nonprofit fundraisers is to create and develop relationships with their donors and supporters. As the adage [...]

19 09, 2017

How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

By |September 19th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was on a telephone call with my team and a strategic partner, and we were talking about the changes that are happening (and need to occur) in philanthropy. I brought up a story that happened to a friend of mine, “Jaxson,” and I would like to share it with you [...]

14 09, 2017

Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

By |September 14th, 2017|blog, news, personal|0 Comments

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO How have you spent [...]

12 09, 2017

In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

By |September 12th, 2017|blog, news, personal|0 Comments

Today was the first day back for my team and me back in the office after Hurricane Irma. But, the relative destruction and inconvenience of the most recent hurricane in our area was in stark relief because we had news of the passing of a member of our team. Our team member, Uriel, passed away [...]

7 09, 2017

What Questions Should You Ask If You’re Donating to Charity?

By |September 7th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on What Questions Should You Ask If You’re Donating to Charity?

Have you ever wondered what questions you should ask of a charity if you’re going to make a gift to them? A small number of donors take the time or the effort to make a considered and thoughtful gift to a nonprofit, but I think more of us should be doing a little more due [...]

5 09, 2017

A New Chapter with the Forbes Business Development Council

By |September 5th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on A New Chapter with the Forbes Business Development Council

Last week I received great news that I’d like to share with you because of my supporters, including my team, who are the reason I have some great news to report to you. I was accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council, which is an invitation-only community for senior level sales and business executives. I [...]

31 08, 2017

How You Can Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

By |August 31st, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on How You Can Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

As I'm writing this in my office, I see images of people young and old, walking through floods with all of their worldly possessions in bags on small boats or being carried in their hands. Some also take their dogs and cats in their arms. I've seen news footage of seniors sitting in nursing homes [...]

29 08, 2017

Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

By |August 29th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

As I write this, I’m about to begin writing a new book in collaboration with a partner that’s been a nonprofit leader in the fundraising and donor management space for more than 30 years. I look forward to writing more about it in the coming weeks and months ahead, as this is an exciting partnership. [...]

24 08, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

By |August 24th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

Not too long ago someone wanted to know if she should follow her passion and teach, or take the "comfortable" job that was offered to her. My reply was simply this, "Did you know that adjunct professors make about $22,000 a year? Can you live on that?” “No,” she said. "So that might be your [...]

21 08, 2017

Donate Your Change Out of Your Pocket for a Good Cause

By |August 21st, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Donate Your Change Out of Your Pocket for a Good Cause

As you may know, if you follow me, I'm all about unique fundraising ideas that help you grow and develop your organizational sustainability. I'm also a fan of organizations that are continually seeking different ways to raise money because those are the ones that understand that different donors need different approaches for supporting the cause. [...]