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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 [...]

13 10, 2016

You Are Now Entering the Gig Economy

By |October 13th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on You Are Now Entering the Gig Economy

Think tanks, government officials and everyone in between are trying to get a handle on the gig economy. That is the freelance and contractor economy. There are studies that claim that by 2020, in excess of 40 percent of the U.S. labor force will be self-employed. I’ll leave it to the experts to debate their [...]

6 10, 2016

Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

By |October 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

The job market has changed, and social media has become a part of it. I will say that Millennials are at an advantage because they grew up using social media. Other generations may not be so warm to the idea about social media and careers. As many more people move into the “gig economy,” it’s [...]

4 10, 2016

Unseen, Untold, Unsold

By |October 4th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Unseen, Untold, Unsold

Have you ever seen the image of the three monkeys that depict “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”? If you have, I’m sure right about now you’re seeing the mental picture of the monkeys in your mind. Recently, I was talking to my team about our shoe drive fundraising social enterprise brand. [...]

27 09, 2016

7 Must-Knows About Social Media Fundraising

By |September 27th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 7 Must-Knows About Social Media Fundraising

I speak to nonprofits every week. I have to admit, some executive directors and fundraisers love social media and others hate it. Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay so you better get used to it. And, more importantly, you should try to work it into your overall planning. I’ve had [...]

22 09, 2016

How to Promote Your Shoe Drive Fundraising Event

By |September 22nd, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How to Promote Your Shoe Drive Fundraising Event

With the fall comes a lot of nonprofit fundraising events to promote. One of the best ones I’ve seen recently was with the Whitesboro Music Boosters out of Marcy, New York. Their coordinator, Robin Wynn, was searching out fundraising ideas and decided to do a shoe drive fundraiser. Throughout the year, Whitesboro Music Boosters does [...]