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31 08, 2017

How You Can Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

By |August 31st, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit 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, Nonprofit 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 [...]

25 07, 2017

10 of the BEST Places to Find Nonprofit Jobs

By |July 25th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 10 of the BEST Places to Find Nonprofit Jobs

46177291 - magnifying glass over jobs section of newspaper classifieds Along the way in the work that I do with nonprofits, churches, and schools, I get people who sometimes ask me for places and resources they can use or search to help them find a job. Every day I'm on the telephone with [...]

20 07, 2017

25 Examples of the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received

By |July 20th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 25 Examples of the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received

I'm always about thinking big and staying positive as much as I can. But, today I was in a meeting, and one of the people in the room was telling us about the worst piece of advice he received. And that got me thinking? What is the worst piece of advice someone ever gave you? [...]

18 07, 2017

10 of the BEST Books for Nonprofit Leaders

By |July 18th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 10 of the BEST Books for Nonprofit Leaders

When I go out and speak to people, I'm often asked if I have any recommendations for books people can read about leadership and nonprofit management. Here's my list of books you may want to pick-up based on my reading and the recommendations of other individuals in business whom I respect. Nonprofit Management 101: A [...]

13 07, 2017

Don’t Insult Your Job Applicants with a Phony Form Letter

By |July 13th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Don’t Insult Your Job Applicants with a Phony Form Letter

A few days ago I was scrolling through a group on Facebook, and I stopped to read the comments on a post. A nonprofit sent a letter to a job applicant in the mail and essentially informed her that she was not chosen for the position. You would think that’s a good thing, but not [...]