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16 05, 2017

A Mindset for Decision Process Success

By |May 16th, 2017|blog, development, news|0 Comments

Recently I spoke to my team about the decision making process. I think it’s an important skill to have both for your life and career. And, if you’re the leader of an organization, you have a special obligation to master the skill. Some of us are quick decision makers. Others take their time to mull [...]

2 05, 2017

Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

By |May 2nd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

“Take all these results together, and we are seeing the first slow-down in the rate of growth in charitable giving since the Recession of 2008 and 2009.” - Jason Lee, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  Should nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fundraisers be worried about the results of the latest [...]

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 [...]

25 04, 2017

7 Ways to Overcome the Toughest Fundraising Challenges

By |April 25th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Overcome the Toughest Fundraising Challenges

Have you ever thought that your volunteers and supporters would help you raise money or awareness only to find when the moment arrives they all but disappear? Then, you sit there and wonder what happened. I’ve been in sales a long time. One of the reasons why that happens is that people don't want to [...]

18 04, 2017

How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit

By |April 18th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit

Last month my social enterprise posted an article about choosing the right social media network for your nonprofit organization. The response from organizations was great, and it made me realize that I should include it in a piece for those of you who are kind enough to follow my blog. Social Media is the Great [...]

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 [...]

30 03, 2017

The Natural Disaster Happening in People’s Lives Every Day

By |March 30th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Natural Disaster Happening in People’s Lives Every Day

Don’t Let Yesterday Use Too Much of Today – Indian Proverb Although I'm someone who has a significant presence in life, I don't want you to think I've got it all figured it out. Recently, I was asked why I'm so tough on leaders. I responded that I've been there. I was the founder and [...]

23 03, 2017

The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

By |March 23rd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

I always say it: anyone can make a social impact and make a difference in the world. And, in today’s digital age, we’re fortunate to have a lot of great apps that can help anyone do social good. What follows are some cool social good apps, including some of my favorites: Change Creator Magazine: This [...]

16 03, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

By |March 16th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

Recently, we partnered with a company promoting fundraising ideas. That got me thinking about nonprofit sustainability. I've been talking about it for years. Nonprofits are great, but I think people who begin or work for these organizations need to understand two things: Nonprofits are a business. The fundamental difference between a for-profit business and nonprofit [...]

14 03, 2017

10 Quick Tips to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page

By |March 14th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on 10 Quick Tips to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page

Recently a team member told me that she had gone to do some research on Facebook for a potential client, and it was essentially a dead account. The nonprofit locked up the Facebook page so they could prevent others from using their name on the platform, but the page was mostly useless with limited information. [...]