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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.
27 02, 2018

Protect Your Nonprofit’s Online Reputation

By |February 27th, 2018|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on Protect Your Nonprofit’s Online Reputation

geralt / Pixabay You might be thinking that you don't have to do anything to protect your online reputation. Perhaps you're thinking, who would want to do anything against a charitable organization? You would be mistaken. Criminals and trolls don't pick favorites, and unfortunately, any person or group can be fair game. Nonprofits [...]

22 02, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need An Executive Coach

By |February 22nd, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Need An Executive Coach

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay Many of the top CEOs in major global brands have an executive coach on retainer, but small businesses leaders can also benefit from this type of expertise. On average, one of the primary reasons many small businesses do not hire a coach is because of the expense, even though it [...]

20 02, 2018

When You’re Asked to Justify Your Marketing and Communications Job

By |February 20th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on When You’re Asked to Justify Your Marketing and Communications Job

geralt / Pixabay I'm sometimes fascinated by the cluelessness of some nonprofit leaders. I recently heard about someone on the marketing and communications team of a medium-sized charity that had been asked by his boss to demonstrate in quantitative means why there should be any communications manager. In other words, the executive director [...]

15 02, 2018

3 Indispensable Things to Know When Starting a Business

By |February 15th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Indispensable Things to Know When Starting a Business

I've been speaking to people, and I don't know if it's because we're in the first quarter of a new year or if there's more confidence in the economy, but I've realized that many more people are looking to start their own businesses. As a business owner and social entrepreneur, I think that's a great [...]

13 02, 2018

How Your Nonprofit Can Welcome New Team Members

By |February 13th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on How Your Nonprofit Can Welcome New Team Members

Did you know that the median age for someone to enter the fundraising field is 27 and the average age is 30? According to a study by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1997, the average age was 33, and only 15 percent entered the fundraising field as their starting career. This reality means that [...]

8 02, 2018

Don’t Flash a Light On Your Brand Problems

By |February 8th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Flash a Light On Your Brand Problems

MasterTux / Pixabay In November of 2013, JP Morgan Bank was in a mess and all over the news as it was criminally investigated for manipulating global financial markets. Someone in its marketing team decided to open up JP Morgan for some intended good press––and it went wrong. The tweet read, "What career [...]

6 02, 2018

The Most Critical Questions You Can Ever Ask Major Donors

By |February 6th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on The Most Critical Questions You Can Ever Ask Major Donors

terimakasih0 / Pixabay I think it's fair to say that major donor work remains somewhat of a mystery in many nonprofits. They'd like to do major gift fundraising, but they don't know where to begin. What if I were to say that while you're developing your major gift program, why not just go [...]

1 02, 2018

7 Ways Generation Z Different Than Millennials

By |February 1st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways Generation Z Different Than Millennials

5688709 / Pixabay Generation Z or "Gen Z" are those who are born after 1998, and guess what? They're now influencing businesses because the oldest among them are entering university age or heading to work. And, if you didn’t realize it, the shiny new generation is larger than the Millennials, which businesses have [...]

30 01, 2018

The Toughest Donor Feedback You Need to Hear

By |January 30th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on The Toughest Donor Feedback You Need to Hear

andibreit / Pixabay If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, have you ever called on your donors to ask them for their advice and insight, or are your meetings always leading to fundraising dollars? If you're only seeing your donors in terms of dollars and cents, start thinking of them also as your [...]

25 01, 2018

Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

By |January 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

scym / Pixabay Merriam Webster defines greed as “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (such as money) than is needed.” If you're old enough to remember, there was a time in the popular culture where greed was celebrated because of Gordon Gekko. In many ways, the spirit of Gekko remains [...]