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14 11, 2017

How You Can Become a Nonprofit Leadership Coach for Your Managers

By |November 14th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

If you’re the executive director or CEO of a nonprofit and you think you don’t have the time to be a leadership coach to your team, you’re placing your organization at a disadvantage. Here are some of the ingredients today’s leaders have to have for success in today’s world, and that includes in the nonprofit [...]

1 11, 2017

The Single Ingredient Necessary for a High-Performing Team

By |November 1st, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Single Ingredient Necessary for a High-Performing Team

Several years ago, Pepsico introduced a concept within its global company called “Performance with Purpose.” It was the brain-child of then CEO, Indra Nooyi. The shift was intended to meld the long-term success of the company and ingrain sustainability. Remember, Pepsico is a beverage company, and it was important for their brand to position themselves [...]

24 10, 2017

3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

By |October 24th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

We're soon at the close of another year, and if you're like me, you're keeping your sights focused through the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. The philanthropic sector continues to evolve, as is everything in society because of forces such as wealth, technology, and globalization. When I started my nonprofit more than a decade [...]

18 10, 2017

3 Ways to Maintain Your Integrity in Business and Be True to Your Word

By |October 18th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Maintain Your Integrity in Business and Be True to Your Word

In life as in business, sincerity and honesty can exist, and it all begins with the person staring back at you from the mirror. There are many reasons that people choose to travel in other paths that lack integrity, but there's no reason for it. Having a great company, making money and treating others well [...]

12 10, 2017

What You Can Do with 15 of the Best Quotes for Nonprofit Board Inspiration

By |October 12th, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on What You Can Do with 15 of the Best Quotes for Nonprofit Board Inspiration

Not too long ago I was talking with a nonprofit fundraiser who was telling me about his board. I've been involved in the philanthropic sector for over a decade, and I've spoken to many executive directors and fundraisers. Often, when there's discussion about a group's board of directors, there's a tone of exasperation or frustration. [...]

28 09, 2017

YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

By |September 28th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

If you know me, then you realize I often say that there's a disaster happening in someone's life every day, and you might not even know it. As a nation, we've recently watched the heartbreaking images as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas relentlessly. People lost their lives, and many lost all of their worldly possessions. The [...]

14 09, 2017

Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

By |September 14th, 2017|blog, Business, news, personal|Comments Off on Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO How have you spent [...]

12 09, 2017

In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

By |September 12th, 2017|blog, news, personal|Comments Off on In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

Today was the first day back for my team and me back in the office after Hurricane Irma. But, the relative destruction and inconvenience of the most recent hurricane in our area was in stark relief because we had news of the passing of a member of our team. Our team member, Uriel, passed away [...]

7 09, 2017

What Questions Should You Ask If You’re Donating to Charity?

By |September 7th, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on What Questions Should You Ask If You’re Donating to Charity?

Have you ever wondered what questions you should ask of a charity if you’re going to make a gift to them? A small number of donors take the time or the effort to make a considered and thoughtful gift to a nonprofit, but I think more of us should be doing a little more due [...]

5 09, 2017

A New Chapter with the Forbes Business Development Council

By |September 5th, 2017|blog, Development, news, personal|Comments Off on A New Chapter with the Forbes Business Development Council

Last week I received great news that I’d like to share with you because of my supporters, including my team, who are the reason I have some great news to report to you. I was accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council, which is an invitation-only community for senior level sales and business executives. I [...]