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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.
16 11, 2017

Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

By |November 16th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

Women have been in the news a lot lately, and while this article is not a reflection on what’s been happening as the issue of sexual harassment has dominated the headlines, the reality is that we need more women in leadership positions in business. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women begin their businesses [...]

14 11, 2017

How You Can Become a Nonprofit Leadership Coach for Your Managers

By |November 14th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

If you’re the executive director or CEO of a nonprofit and you think you don’t have the time to be a leadership coach to your team, you’re placing your organization at a disadvantage. Here are some of the ingredients today’s leaders have to have for success in today’s world, and that includes in the nonprofit [...]

9 11, 2017

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Annual Performance Review

By |November 9th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

If you’re someone who is a member of Generation X or older, then you remember the annual performance review. Each year, a significant production was made by the manager who scheduled an appointment with a team member to go through that individual's performance review. I remember it was always quite an "event" and there were [...]

7 11, 2017

Why Your Nonprofit is Missing Out On Great Candidates

By |November 7th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|0 Comments

Earlier today before anyone was awake, I scrolled through my social media as I like doing on a quiet Sunday morning. A post caught my eye because I could almost feel the frustration of the person who wrote it. This individual was someone who cared very much about the nonprofit sector. Although the writer of [...]

2 11, 2017

On the Other Side of the Door

By |November 2nd, 2017|blog, personal|Comments Off on On the Other Side of the Door

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”   - Milton Berle Not too long ago, I wrote an article about why you shouldn’t start a nonprofit, which you can read here (in case you’re interested). Sure enough, a couple of days ago I received a call from someone asking my thoughts about starting a nonprofit. However, [...]

1 11, 2017

The Single Ingredient Necessary for a High-Performing Team

By |November 1st, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Single Ingredient Necessary for a High-Performing Team

Several years ago, Pepsico introduced a concept within its global company called “Performance with Purpose.” It was the brain-child of then CEO, Indra Nooyi. The shift was intended to meld the long-term success of the company and ingrain sustainability. Remember, Pepsico is a beverage company, and it was important for their brand to position themselves [...]

31 10, 2017

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

By |October 31st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about women and their [...]

26 10, 2017

Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

By |October 26th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

Not too long ago I was on the telephone speaking to a nonprofit CEO. She had called me to catch up and also to tell me that she was looking to do a wealth screening of her donors. She was asking me what I thought about it. I replied that it's always a good idea [...]

25 10, 2017

Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

By |October 25th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

A colleague of mine at the office relayed to me a conversation she had with major gift fundraiser. I'd like to highlight it here because if you're a business leader who serves on a nonprofit board and you're expecting that a significant gift ask by a CEO or fundraiser happen, you need to understand that [...]

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 [...]