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1 03, 2018

The Top Business Trends You Must Keep in Mind

By |March 1st, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Top Business Trends You Must Keep in Mind

geralt / Pixabay As you know, we live in an environment where it's "blink," and you missed it. Still, there's always an urgent need to keep on top of what is happening so that you can stay ahead in business. I own several companies and, candidly, I don't think there's a single day [...]

15 02, 2018

3 Indispensable Things to Know When Starting a Business

By |February 15th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Indispensable Things to Know When Starting a Business

I've been speaking to people, and I don't know if it's because we're in the first quarter of a new year or if there's more confidence in the economy, but I've realized that many more people are looking to start their own businesses. As a business owner and social entrepreneur, I think that's a great [...]

8 02, 2018

Don’t Flash a Light On Your Brand Problems

By |February 8th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Flash a Light On Your Brand Problems

MasterTux / Pixabay In November of 2013, JP Morgan Bank was in a mess and all over the news as it was criminally investigated for manipulating global financial markets. Someone in its marketing team decided to open up JP Morgan for some intended good press––and it went wrong. The tweet read, "What career [...]

6 02, 2018

The Most Critical Questions You Can Ever Ask Major Donors

By |February 6th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on The Most Critical Questions You Can Ever Ask Major Donors

terimakasih0 / Pixabay I think it's fair to say that major donor work remains somewhat of a mystery in many nonprofits. They'd like to do major gift fundraising, but they don't know where to begin. What if I were to say that while you're developing your major gift program, why not just go [...]

30 01, 2018

The Toughest Donor Feedback You Need to Hear

By |January 30th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on The Toughest Donor Feedback You Need to Hear

andibreit / Pixabay If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, have you ever called on your donors to ask them for their advice and insight, or are your meetings always leading to fundraising dollars? If you're only seeing your donors in terms of dollars and cents, start thinking of them also as your [...]

25 01, 2018

Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

By |January 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

scym / Pixabay Merriam Webster defines greed as “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (such as money) than is needed.” If you're old enough to remember, there was a time in the popular culture where greed was celebrated because of Gordon Gekko. In many ways, the spirit of Gekko remains [...]

16 01, 2018

What Happens With Charitable Giving and the New Tax Law

By |January 16th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on What Happens With Charitable Giving and the New Tax Law

stevepb / Pixabay Now that we're into 2018, it's vital if you're a nonprofit leader, fundraiser, or board member to understand what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may do to the philanthropic sector. Keep in mind that this is the first major overhaul of tax regulation in more than a generation, so [...]

9 01, 2018

15 Key Questions for Your Nonprofit Board Assessment

By |January 9th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 15 Key Questions for Your Nonprofit Board Assessment

StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay Perhaps you haven’t caught the recent news about NPX Advisors. In a world where disruption is now a big yawn because it happens so frequently, the firm has introduced to Wall Street something called “impact securities.” Ted Williams and Catarina Schwab said in a Forbes article about the nonprofit sector, [...]

4 01, 2018

How Your Business Can Ensure Success in the Experience Economy

By |January 4th, 2018|Business, news|Comments Off on How Your Business Can Ensure Success in the Experience Economy

chau_cn / Pixabay Way long ago in 1998––yes, that long ago––B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore published a piece in Harvard Business Review that the experience economy had arrived. And, sure, in 20th Century terms, it had. As they explained in their article, the progression began with families buying items, such [...]

28 12, 2017

2018 Is the Time to Think of Social Responsibility for Your Business

By |December 28th, 2017|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 2018 Is the Time to Think of Social Responsibility for Your Business

FotografieLink / Pixabay If you're a business owner, the next few months ahead are going to probably be spent with your legal and tax advisors as you get a handle on the tax changes that are about to sweep our country. No, this article is not about the pros and cons of tax [...]