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27 04, 2017

Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

By |April 27th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Leadership Means Not Denying the Truth

Not too long ago I told my team that they needed to rise. I believe some managers would prefer to avoid the tough conversations with their teams. That's a mistake. You're not helping anyone, including your staff, by denying or sugarcoating truths. Leaders understand they work with adults and they have faith that those who [...]

13 04, 2017

4 Challenges Facing Nonprofits In 2017 And How To Overcome Them

By |April 13th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 4 Challenges Facing Nonprofits In 2017 And How To Overcome Them

Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein, Vice President of Operations and Vehicle Dispatching, Goodwill Car Donations. Silverstein has handled tens of thousands of donated vehicles, becoming quite an expert in the industry in the past five years he’s been with the organization.  The landscape for nonprofits changed a lot in 2016, not only due to the [...]

11 04, 2017

The Great Fail of United Airlines and How It Could Have Done Better

By |April 11th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Great Fail of United Airlines and How It Could Have Done Better

The outrage is justified. The team of United Airlines, and its CEO saying they had "no choice" are wrong. Period. The man that was dragged out of one of its planes on Sunday­­––literally––paid for his seat. And, yes, there were other ways to handle the situation of a paying customer who did not want to [...]

6 04, 2017

Today Matters So Let Yesterday Go

By |April 6th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Today Matters So Let Yesterday Go

Some of the greatest excuses in life come from our inability to forgive ourselves for past mistakes. That's a shame and an incredible waste of energy and time. And, we all know how limited and what a precious commodity time is in life. It typically begins with these words: if only. If only I had [...]

4 04, 2017

What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

By |April 4th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

2015 was a great year for fundraising. Over $373.25 billion was given to charity. And, 25 percent of the U.S. population volunteered for charitable work from September 2014 to September 2015. So, why is it that a lot of nonprofits, schools, churches and others have it so hard in raising money for their groups? Ask [...]

9 03, 2017

7 Ways to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

By |March 9th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

In 2015, CareerBuilder did their annual social media survey and found that 35 percent of hiring managers were less likely to interview a candidate if they couldn't find them online. And since social media is a part of most of our lives, you have to assume that will only increase in the years ahead, especially [...]

7 03, 2017

Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

By |March 7th, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Throw Out the Old Playbook to Manage Millennials

I got off the phone the other day with an exasperated manager who was complaining about Millennials. Of course, every generation becomes the proverbial punching bag of the previous generations. What else is new? But, I will say that I do think the Millennials are unlike previous generations and as a manager or leader, you [...]

28 02, 2017

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

By |February 28th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

I've been working in the social sector for 13 years, and I've spoken to plenty of school and nonprofit executives and directors of development. There's one overlooked area of fundraising, and that's matching gifts. According to Double the Donation, here’s what’s happening: Many corporations match gifts from their employees up to $10,000; Nonprofits earn between [...]

23 02, 2017

A Young Boy’s Life-Changing Fundraiser for a Service Dog

By |February 23rd, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on A Young Boy’s Life-Changing Fundraiser for a Service Dog

Robert is a 10-year-old boy who likes to play games. He's a great young boy who cares about his family, and he's fortunate to be a member of a large family of 12, which include seven brothers and sisters, two parents, an uncle by marriage and a baby cousin. He’s got a lot of love [...]

14 02, 2017

The Top Digital Trends You Need to Know

By |February 14th, 2017|blog, branding, leadership|Comments Off on The Top Digital Trends You Need to Know

Let's face it; digital technology and social media have changed life as we know it. I don’t know anyone who isn’t on social media in some way. Do you? Digital and social media, thanks to the Internet, have broken borders, how we communicate, and how we deliver information—including the news. Disruption occurs at such a [...]