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26 07, 2018

Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

By |July 26th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why I Would Never Look for Venture Capital Start-up Funding

NikolayFrolochkin / Pixabay Not too long ago, a friend of mine told me about a young entrepreneur who was spending a lot of time looking for venture capital and start-up money for an app he had developed. I suggested that the entrepreneur should forget the financing and use his own money or borrow [...]

17 07, 2018

Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

By |July 17th, 2018|Development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

stevepb / Pixabay In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, "You have zero privacy…Get over it".  In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg stated that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he's experienced this year over privacy and the transfer of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. [...]

10 07, 2018

5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

By |July 10th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro. If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide excellent insight and working with them closely has [...]

5 07, 2018

3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

By |July 5th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why the Amish Were Right About Marketing

12019 / Pixabay If I say the word “Amish” to you, what are the images that come to mind? Perhaps your mind goes to thoughts of horse-drawn carriages, a close-knit community that stays within itself, or no use of modern comforts like electricity or photography. Maybe you think of the clothes Amish people [...]

28 06, 2018

How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

By |June 28th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to See Customer Objections as an Opportunity

It happens. You’re not going to make 100 percent of the people happy 100 percent of the time. In my business, when we’re faced with a challenging customer, we call it an “opportunity.” That’s literal by the way. I've been in business for decades and in sales since I was a kid, and one of [...]

19 06, 2018

When a Nonprofit Founder Decides Not to Move On

By |June 19th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on When a Nonprofit Founder Decides Not to Move On

Free-Photos / Pixabay Not too long ago, I read on a social networking platform about a nonprofit candidate who would become the executive director of an organization where the founder would remain. I've written about this in the past, but this particular situation grabbed my interest because of what the board allowed to [...]

14 06, 2018

Tips to Leading a Business in Crisis

By |June 14th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Tips to Leading a Business in Crisis

geralt / Pixabay As much as you hope crisis doesn't happen to your business, it's something that can happen, and you should be prepared. You never know how or why something occurs and simply having a crisis management plan that you can immediately set into motion will go a long way to easing [...]

12 06, 2018

Mastering the Art of Nonprofit Board Governance

By |June 12th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Mastering the Art of Nonprofit Board Governance

089photoshootings / Pixabay Ask many people who work or serve on a nonprofit board and a lot of times you’re going to hear a consistent theme. Often, board members don’t have a thorough understanding about how to adequately serve on a nonprofit board, and unfortunately, many organizations don’t have the resources to hire [...]

5 06, 2018

How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

By |June 5th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

HeatherPaque / Pixabay Fidelity Charitable published a report, which had some notable findings for nonprofit executives. Some of the results included the following: Two-thirds of donors want to increase their giving to philanthropy. 95 percent of philanthropic supporters would increase their giving under what they consider to be the "right circumstances." What’s keeping [...]

29 05, 2018

5 Qualities in Selecting a Nonprofit Mentor

By |May 29th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Qualities in Selecting a Nonprofit Mentor

styles66 / Pixabay Were you aware that only 144 nonprofits have grown to budgets exceeding $50 million in revenue since 1970? That's probably surprising for you to learn, but the reality is that all you have to do is think about the nonprofits in your neighborhood. Most of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the [...]