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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.
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 [...]

4 01, 2017

Master the Art of Visual Storytelling for Your Nonprofit

By |January 4th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on Master the Art of Visual Storytelling for Your Nonprofit

Did you know that people retain 80 percent of what they see? If you were to come and visit me at my social enterprise, you’ll hear me telling my marketing team to always keep the copy brief and make it about the image. Nonprofits have it tougher, I think, than a lot of businesses. They [...]

3 01, 2017

A Common Core Curriculum for Teachers and A Unique Fundraiser for Schools

By |January 3rd, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on A Common Core Curriculum for Teachers and A Unique Fundraiser for Schools

Some years ago I traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. It was there that I met a woman by the name of Silvia. Before the earthquake, Silvia was living a meager existence with her son, David. She was only earning $2 a day, which is considered extreme poverty. After the natural [...]

29 12, 2016

As We Enter into the New Year, Look in the Mirror

By |December 29th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on As We Enter into the New Year, Look in the Mirror

“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead I can’t believe this is my final post for 2016. It went by so quickly. Doesn’t it always? My post today is brief, short and sweet. As we enter into 2017 in the coming [...]

27 12, 2016

7 Social Media Tips to Help You Kick-Start Your Fundraising for 2017

By |December 27th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 7 Social Media Tips to Help You Kick-Start Your Fundraising for 2017

I happen to work with thousands of schools, churches, missions and nonprofits every day and one of the things I keep getting asked about most is how to master social media. Some Facts About Social Media According to Global Web Index[1], here are some key facts about social media, you should be aware of since [...]

22 12, 2016

Reflecting on a Young Boy’s Story During the Holidays

By |December 22nd, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Reflecting on a Young Boy’s Story During the Holidays

I know this has been a tough year for many people for a lot of reasons. It’s been a divisive year. It’s been a year of anger and strife. But, it’s our choice how we face each day. As I sit here writing this Christmas message, I want to wish my friends, family and team [...]

20 12, 2016

Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

By |December 20th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

If you’re sitting in your office as the executive director or chief fundraiser of a nonprofit organization, I wonder what you’re thinking of the philanthropic landscape these days? I believe in an assertive posture when it comes to charity and philanthropy. We know that at this point in time, we have all the resources we [...]

15 12, 2016

How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

By |December 15th, 2016|blog, branding, development|Comments Off on How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

My third article in my holiday series for charities and organizations that you may want to consider supporting this holiday season is focused on animal rescue and wildlife preservation. If you would like to see my first or second articles, please click here and here. Bobbi & the Strays: As the story goes and is [...]

13 12, 2016

A Volunteer Helps a Family Raise Money for an Adoption

By |December 13th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on A Volunteer Helps a Family Raise Money for an Adoption

We all need a little help at times. And, when people or organizations are looking to raise awareness and money for their good cause, it’s an opportunity for people to become volunteers and supporters of a greater narrative. That’s what happened to one super volunteer by the name of Jennifer “Jen” Klinger got involved in [...]

6 12, 2016

You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

By |December 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

Do you remember the Indian Ocean tsunami? It happened 12 years ago this month. The earthquake was the longest duration quake ever recorded at over 8 minutes. It cost over 250,000 people their lives and caused in excess of $14 billion dollars in damage. An event that happened on the other side of the world [...]