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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 [...]

24 08, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

By |August 24th, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

Not too long ago someone wanted to know if she should follow her passion and teach, or take the "comfortable" job that was offered to her. My reply was simply this, "Did you know that adjunct professors make about $22,000 a year? Can you live on that?” “No,” she said. "So that might be your [...]

21 08, 2017

Donate Your Change Out of Your Pocket for a Good Cause

By |August 21st, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Donate Your Change Out of Your Pocket for a Good Cause

As you may know, if you follow me, I'm all about unique fundraising ideas that help you grow and develop your organizational sustainability. I'm also a fan of organizations that are continually seeking different ways to raise money because those are the ones that understand that different donors need different approaches for supporting the cause. [...]

10 08, 2017

Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

By |August 10th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

I had a conversation recently with an executive director of a nonprofit and he told me about an experience his organization that says a lot about kindness and compassion. Not too long ago, the organization was having an event. As many charities often do when they have large-scale events, they asked for volunteers to help [...]

3 08, 2017

The Leading Shoe Drive Fundraising Company Launches New Site

By |August 3rd, 2017|blog, news, personal|Comments Off on The Leading Shoe Drive Fundraising Company Launches New Site

The summer is an excellent time to do planning and preparation for the biggest fundraising time of the year––year end and holiday giving. Today's article is going to be a shameless plug for my social enterprise, Funds2Orgs because my team and I are proud to present to you our new website. We worked on it [...]

15 06, 2017

1 Key Strategy to Ease Out a Nonprofit Board

By |June 15th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 1 Key Strategy to Ease Out a Nonprofit Board

A few days ago I spoke to a nonprofit marketing person who told me about his painful board meeting. Rich had attended a board meeting for his charity, and instead of it being a productive and collegial meeting, it was more like an inquisition. "When it was my turn to speak about a new marketing [...]

6 06, 2017

Should You Ditch Attending Nonprofit Industry Events and Conferences?

By |June 6th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Should You Ditch Attending Nonprofit Industry Events and Conferences?

Not too long ago I saw a nonprofit professional complaining on a social media platform that we should put an end to conferences. This person was talking about how they’re a “waste of time and money,” and found it annoying to have to talk to people who just wanted the “free stuff” as she repeated [...]