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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 [...]

1 11, 2016

Grow a Mo, Save a Bro This Movember

By |November 1st, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Grow a Mo, Save a Bro This Movember

Movember is here. Don’t know what it is? If you care about men’s health, this is the month that for 30 days, men around the world do a clean shave on November 1st and then creatively grow their mustaches and beards for the rest of the month. This is all and effort to help raise [...]

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. [...]

25 10, 2016

Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

By |October 25th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

For the time being Facebook is the 1000-pound gorilla in social media. There are 7.1 billion in the world and over 1.7 billion people are on Facebook. By far, Facebook has the largest market share of any social media platform. Although Mark Zuckerberg describes his company as a tech company, many are now arguing it’s [...]

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 [...]