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6 12, 2016

You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

By |December 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

Do you remember the Indian Ocean tsunami? It happened 12 years ago this month. The earthquake was the longest duration quake ever recorded at over 8 minutes. It cost over 250,000 people their lives and caused in excess of $14 billion dollars in damage. An event that happened on the other side of the world [...]

1 12, 2016

How You Can Help Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Part 1

By |December 1st, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on How You Can Help Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Part 1

One of my favorite articles to write is this one. This is the third year I’ve been writing about nonprofits and social good organizations during the holiday season that you may want to look to support. And, as I’ve done in the past, because there are so many worthwhile organizations, I’ll write about charities and [...]

29 11, 2016

3 Ways to Use Instagram for Nonprofit Fundraising

By |November 29th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Use Instagram for Nonprofit Fundraising

I’ve written a lot about Facebook and social media fundraising. While it’s important to be on the grand-daddy of all social media platforms, there’s a great opportunity for nonprofits in Instagram. Let’s face it, there’s no better way to get your message across than in striking visual images. One picture can convey 1,000 words. Instagram [...]

22 11, 2016

A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

By |November 22nd, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

Last week I published the first part of my conversation with Neil, a strategist and fundraiser, which you can find by clicking here. This week I’d like to continue our discussion as the talk shifted to nonprofit leadership, management and donors. You’ve spoken a lot about the changes and investments nonprofits need to make. Do [...]

17 11, 2016

3 Critical Questions to Ask When Hiring a Major Gift Officer

By |November 17th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 3 Critical Questions to Ask When Hiring a Major Gift Officer

If you’re doing things right in your nonprofit fundraising program, it should cost you about $0.10 to raise $1.00 with a major gift program. By comparison, events can cost you as much as $0.30 to $0.40. Savvy nonprofits understand this and that’s why many have a solid major donor program. If you’re looking to hire [...]

15 11, 2016

A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 1

By |November 15th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 1

Not too long ago, I had dinner with a professional fundraiser. Neil has been in the business for decades. Earlier in his career, he worked with large organizations, but after about a decade he decided to become a consultant. Neil became a fundraising consultant and strategist and worked with organizations large and small with digital [...]

8 11, 2016

Which is Better? To Be Quick or to Be Strategic?

By |November 8th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Which is Better? To Be Quick or to Be Strategic?

My team and I were recently having our weekly meeting. I’m always looking at the bottom line–down to the penny. And, like any business, we’re looking to expand. Frankly, we’re looking to dominate (just like Amazon and Google) in our industry. I believe every business, nonprofit or social enterprise has to look to be the [...]

3 11, 2016

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

By |November 3rd, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

The biggest global fundraising day of the year is fast approaching. #GivingTuesday is the dedicated fundraising day for the world. There are a number of ways that practically anyone can get involved making a difference. The core driver for this day is social media. On #GivingTuesday, everyone is encouraged to demonstrate via social media how [...]

27 10, 2016

3 Leadership Skills to Master in a Changing Work Environment

By |October 27th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on 3 Leadership Skills to Master in a Changing Work Environment

Recently I read a Harvard Business Review article about the impact of our current world on leadership. It served as a good reminder about the changing landscape and what we, as leaders and managers, face so as to not skip a beat. The way we work has changed in comparison to even a decade ago. [...]

20 10, 2016

Your Nonprofit Should Be Thinking About Sports Sponsorships

By |October 20th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Your Nonprofit Should Be Thinking About Sports Sponsorships

Sports sponsorship does not have to be only for the largest nonprofits. If you have a small or medium sized organization, you too may want to consider developing a sports sponsorship program. Your sponsorship program can include local businesses and large multi-national corporations. With a little ingenuity, you may be able to create a new [...]