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7 02, 2017

7 Easy Ways Protect Your Website from Hackers

By |February 7th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 7 Easy Ways Protect Your Website from Hackers

Many schools, churches, nonprofits, and schools have limited resources. A few days ago I was scrolling social media and saw in a group that a nonprofit's website was hacked. The organization helped survivors of sexual abuse. The hackers placed erectile dysfunction ads throughout it. There are things that organizations can do to prevent this, or [...]

2 02, 2017

How to Be an Excellent First-Time Board Member

By |February 2nd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How to Be an Excellent First-Time Board Member

There’s a first time for everything, including becoming a board member for a nonprofit. Being asked to serve on a board can be a great opportunity and a rewarding experience. Nonprofit board members are the bridge between a tax-exempt charity and the community. Nonprofit board members are essential in ensuring the sustainability and success of [...]

31 01, 2017

Be Aware of Gifts to Your Organization Through the PayPal Giving Fund

By |January 31st, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Be Aware of Gifts to Your Organization Through the PayPal Giving Fund

Recently I saw a nonprofit post on social media how they had never been alerted about a gift made through the PayPal Giving Fund. It turns out that a volunteer had made a "sizable gift" to the organization through the fund; however, the nonprofit stated they were not alerted by PayPal. When the charity reached [...]

24 01, 2017

The Value of Email Marketing and Why You Shouldn’t Discount It

By |January 24th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Value of Email Marketing and Why You Shouldn’t Discount It

We know that the majority of nonprofits have limited resources. Social media tools are great resources, but one of the ones you may be missing is email. I know. Email’s been around for a long time. It’s much cooler to engage with you donors and prospects on Snapchat or Facebook, but you can’t minimize email [...]

17 01, 2017

Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy is Beginning to Take Root

By |January 17th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy is Beginning to Take Root

Finally, it seems that the insanity around the “nonprofit starvation cycle” is coming to an end. For those of you who may be new to the world of philanthropy, the nonprofit starvation cycle happens when donors have unrealistic—and absurd—expectations regarding the costs of running an organization. For a long time, donors have been restricting their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]