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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.
7 08, 2018

How Donors Should Assess a Charity Before Giving a Donation

By |August 7th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How Donors Should Assess a Charity Before Giving a Donation

Anemone123 / Pixabay We’ll soon be entering into the biggest fundraising season of the year as we go into September, which will ultimately lead us to the holiday months. Despite the fact that fundraising reached the highest levels in 2017, including surpassing $400 billion, fundraising revenue has declined in the first quarter of [...]

2 08, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

By |August 2nd, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Forget Your Small Clients When You Catch the Whale

Free-Photos / Pixabay Every so often in my businesses, we get a significant client who's revenue stream is equal to or more than the combined total of many small ones. Sometimes, my team has been tempted to cater to the needs of our larger clients, but when I've seen this drift begin, I've [...]

31 07, 2018

Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

By |July 31st, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

Free-Photos / Pixabay A few days ago, my researcher was discussing with a global nonprofit their fundraising efforts, and she was informed that the organization does not accept gifts that could compromise its integrity or place the charity in an awkward position, which is a good thing. The charity understands they must adhere [...]

26 07, 2018

Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

By |July 26th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

NikolayFrolochkin / Pixabay Not too long ago, a friend of mine told me about a young entrepreneur who was spending a lot of time looking for venture capital and start-up money for an app he had developed. I suggested that the entrepreneur should forget the financing and use his own money or borrow [...]

24 07, 2018

The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

By |July 24th, 2018|Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

klimkin / Pixabay Although the summer months are a usually a quiet month, and I've had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic vacation in Hawaii, I've still been busy at work. I'm in the process of writing two essential pieces of content. One is a book that will be published later this year, [...]

19 07, 2018

An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

By |July 19th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

RyanMcGuire / Pixabay Want to know one of the best ways to get someone’s attention? Send them a thank you––in the mail. My team and I are always saying "thank you" in our business. In fact, one of the most successful activities we have done as it relates to business development is to [...]

17 07, 2018

Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

By |July 17th, 2018|Development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

stevepb / Pixabay In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, "You have zero privacy…Get over it".  In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg stated that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he's experienced this year over privacy and the transfer of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. [...]

12 07, 2018

How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

By |July 12th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

Free-Photos / Pixabay The more things change, the more they stay the same. Workplace stress has been a "thing" since, forever, and it continues to be the case. Our culture is known for its work ethic, and sometimes people wear it like a badge of honor, which I don't think should be the [...]

10 07, 2018

5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

By |July 10th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro. If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide excellent insight and working with them closely has [...]

5 07, 2018

3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

By |July 5th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

12019 / Pixabay If I say the word “Amish” to you, what are the images that come to mind? Perhaps your mind goes to thoughts of horse-drawn carriages, a close-knit community that stays within itself, or no use of modern comforts like electricity or photography. Maybe you think of the clothes Amish people [...]