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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.
12 09, 2017

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

By |September 12th, 2017|blog, news, personal|Comments Off on In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

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. [...]

17 08, 2017

What Are You Doing with Your One and Precious Life?

By |August 17th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on What Are You Doing with Your One and Precious Life?

As another summer will soon be drawing to a close, and as we get ready for a busy time of year, I'm grateful. I came across an old poem the other day called "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver, and I want to share part of it here with you. Tell me, what else should [...]

15 08, 2017

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

By |August 15th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

If you're a nonprofit leader, I hope you're spending some time each day getting on social media and reviewing posts and comments from people who work in the industry. Although I have a busy schedule of travel and meetings, I try to check out what's happening in social media nonprofit groups because it helps me [...]

10 08, 2017

Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

By |August 10th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

I had a conversation recently with an executive director of a nonprofit and he told me about an experience his organization that says a lot about kindness and compassion. Not too long ago, the organization was having an event. As many charities often do when they have large-scale events, they asked for volunteers to help [...]