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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. [...]

23 02, 2017

A Young Boy’s Life-Changing Fundraiser for a Service Dog

By |February 23rd, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on A Young Boy’s Life-Changing Fundraiser for a Service Dog

Robert is a 10-year-old boy who likes to play games. He's a great young boy who cares about his family, and he's fortunate to be a member of a large family of 12, which include seven brothers and sisters, two parents, an uncle by marriage and a baby cousin. He’s got a lot of love [...]

9 02, 2017

25 of the Best Definitions of Leadership—Ever

By |February 9th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 25 of the Best Definitions of Leadership—Ever

I’m a consummate student of leadership. I have a passion for the subject and it helps drive the decisions I make in my multiple businesses. I also share a lot of posts on my social media regarding leadership. The ones I am including here are the ones that are transformative, visionary and in keeping with [...]

2 02, 2017

How to Be an Excellent First-Time Board Member

By |February 2nd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How to Be an Excellent First-Time Board Member

There’s a first time for everything, including becoming a board member for a nonprofit. Being asked to serve on a board can be a great opportunity and a rewarding experience. Nonprofit board members are the bridge between a tax-exempt charity and the community. Nonprofit board members are essential in ensuring the sustainability and success of [...]

26 01, 2017

A Fundraiser Gets Fired for Seeking to Raise A Million Dollars

By |January 26th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on A Fundraiser Gets Fired for Seeking to Raise A Million Dollars

Have you ever heard of a fundraiser fired who was just about to secure a gift for $1 million? That’s what happened to a professional I’ll call Tom. Houston, we have a problem A few weeks ago, I was reminded of Tom's story when someone called me in a similar situation. Tom didn't last six [...]

24 01, 2017

The Value of Email Marketing and Why You Shouldn’t Discount It

By |January 24th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Value of Email Marketing and Why You Shouldn’t Discount It

We know that the majority of nonprofits have limited resources. Social media tools are great resources, but one of the ones you may be missing is email. I know. Email’s been around for a long time. It’s much cooler to engage with you donors and prospects on Snapchat or Facebook, but you can’t minimize email [...]

19 01, 2017

The Most Interesting Man in the World Is Looking to Help Your Charity

By |January 19th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on The Most Interesting Man in the World Is Looking to Help Your Charity

I always say it: anyone can be a philanthropist. And today I'm writing about a clever ad campaign, which led to stardom for its spokesman and now a path to becoming a recognized philanthropist If you recall the Dos Equis beer advertising campaign the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” then you should remember its [...]

17 01, 2017

Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy is Beginning to Take Root

By |January 17th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy is Beginning to Take Root

Finally, it seems that the insanity around the “nonprofit starvation cycle” is coming to an end. For those of you who may be new to the world of philanthropy, the nonprofit starvation cycle happens when donors have unrealistic—and absurd—expectations regarding the costs of running an organization. For a long time, donors have been restricting their [...]