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21 09, 2017

How to Use Social Listening for Your Nonprofit Brand

By |September 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|0 Comments

By now, you’re steeped in social media, which is an essential ingredient of your digital marketing for your nonprofit. But as with everything in life, you have to get a little deeper into the details. The paramount rule for nonprofit fundraisers is to create and develop relationships with their donors and supporters. As the adage [...]

19 09, 2017

How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

By |September 19th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was on a telephone call with my team and a strategic partner, and we were talking about the changes that are happening (and need to occur) in philanthropy. I brought up a story that happened to a friend of mine, “Jaxson,” and I would like to share it with you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 08, 2017

Philanthropy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By |August 8th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Philanthropy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Have you been paying any attention at all about artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you think that AI isn't already affecting your life and work? If you think AI is not already very much part of your existence, buddy, think again. If you haven’t heard of the Partnership on AI, you might want to check it [...]

1 08, 2017

Alert to Nonprofit Executives: It Takes Money to Make Money

By |August 1st, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Alert to Nonprofit Executives: It Takes Money to Make Money

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article called, “It’s All About the Benjamins,” which addressed the need for nonprofit organizations to invest in their people and operations. During the last few weeks, I was approached by a major vendor to see about aligning my thought leadership with them. As of this writing, we're [...]

27 07, 2017

How to Break into the Nonprofit Sector

By |July 27th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How to Break into the Nonprofit Sector

Earlier this week, I posted an article about the best places to look for a job opportunity in the nonprofit industry. And that got me thinking, how can people break into it if they have no experience? In case you don’t know my history, I’ll give you the abbreviated version. I started in the footwear [...]