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18 10, 2016

How You Can Help the Forgotten Victims of the Louisiana Floods

By |October 18th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on How You Can Help the Forgotten Victims of the Louisiana Floods

Recently, I spent my day hunkering down as Hurricane Matthew swept through Florida. During that time at home, I took to social media to promote and raise awareness about the suffering that was happening in the Caribbean. I then learned something from people in Louisiana. I began to receive messages, emails, and calls from people [...]

11 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew, Haiti, the U.S. and How You Can Help the Forgotten

By |October 11th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Hurricane Matthew, Haiti, the U.S. and How You Can Help the Forgotten

Approximately 1,000 people have been killed in Haiti due to Hurricane Matthew. As of this writing, some of the hardest-hit areas have yet to be reached by recovery personnel. There is currently an outbreak of cholera, and it’s only expected to get worse. You can see some of the destruction for yourself. I live in [...]

15 09, 2016

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

By |September 15th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways Nonprofits Can Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Social media is important, but many nonprofits are not using tools effectively. That means they’re not having the results they should be seeing. Facebook for nonprofits can be a boon for organizations, but charities have to understand the opportunities, as well as limitations. Facebook is Still King, But… Facebooks is by far the leading social media [...]

1 09, 2016

Stop the Revolving Door with People Analytics

By |September 1st, 2016|blog, development, leadership, news|Comments Off on Stop the Revolving Door with People Analytics

You want the best talent for your business, nonprofit or social enterprise. I know, I’m a CEO and leader and I want the best people on my team too. We’re now in the era of “people analytics.” What’s People Analytics? I think you know we’re living in the world of big data. That’s not a [...]

25 08, 2016

How to Hire Your Next Fundraiser

By |August 25th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on How to Hire Your Next Fundraiser

We know there is a greater demand for fundraisers than there are talented people to fill the jobs. It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO of a large organization or you have a small shop and are in need someone with smarts and skills to raise money for you. Philanthropy has changed a lot since [...]

23 08, 2016

Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

By |August 23rd, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

We know we’re living in a world where the line between philanthropy and business is being blurred. Fortunes–greater than we have ever seen in human history are being made. A lot of it has to do with technology and how we relate and interact with it. One of those companies that many in the business [...]

18 08, 2016

How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

By |August 18th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

Just because your boss is “the boss” doesn’t mean that you have to like it. I get it. You don’t want to go to work because your boss is Darth Vader, but you need that paycheck. In the nonprofit sector having a terrible boss seems to feel even worse. You kind of expect bad bosses [...]

16 08, 2016

3 Strategies to Convert Donor Passion to Action in Social Media

By |August 16th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 3 Strategies to Convert Donor Passion to Action in Social Media

Don’t take your donors for granted! A lot of nonprofits get donations from their donors only to say thanks and then not think about them again until next year. That’s always been a mistake and it’s an even bigger mistake now. Why? Because there’s so much more at stake. In the old days, your donor’s [...]

11 08, 2016

Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

By |August 11th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

I’ve been in management for a long time. I’m a student of leadership. One of the things I most want to understand is what motivates a team to do excellent work. Actually, I always want my team to go “Above and Beyond,” so much so that we even have an award with incentives by that [...]

2 08, 2016

Live to Prove Others Wrong

By |August 2nd, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Live to Prove Others Wrong

One of the best things in life is to prove the doubters wrong. I take a lot of pleasure in showing those who think I can’t do something that I can. I’ve said this often. When I was a kid in high school, a “brilliant” teacher told me that I wouldn’t amount to anything. What [...]