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22 09, 2016

How to Promote Your Shoe Drive Fundraising Event

By |September 22nd, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How to Promote Your Shoe Drive Fundraising Event

With the fall comes a lot of nonprofit fundraising events to promote. One of the best ones I’ve seen recently was with the Whitesboro Music Boosters out of Marcy, New York. Their coordinator, Robin Wynn, was searching out fundraising ideas and decided to do a shoe drive fundraiser. Throughout the year, Whitesboro Music Boosters does [...]

15 09, 2016

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

By |September 15th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways Nonprofits Can Stop Wasting Time on Social Media

Social media is important, but many nonprofits are not using tools effectively. That means they’re not having the results they should be seeing. Facebook for nonprofits can be a boon for organizations, but charities have to understand the opportunities, as well as limitations. Facebook is Still King, But… Facebooks is by far the leading social media [...]

6 09, 2016

Micro-Entrepreneurs Around the World Need Your Help

By |September 6th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Micro-Entrepreneurs Around the World Need Your Help

Over the weekend, I spent some time going through some micro-enterprise pictures of my trips to Haiti. A few hours later, I received a call from someone who spent a lot of time complaining about how tough she had it. I tried to be supportive, but a lot [...]

1 09, 2016

Stop the Revolving Door with People Analytics

By |September 1st, 2016|blog, development, leadership, news|Comments Off on Stop the Revolving Door with People Analytics

You want the best talent for your business, nonprofit or social enterprise. I know, I’m a CEO and leader and I want the best people on my team too. We’re now in the era of “people analytics.” What’s People Analytics? I think you know we’re living in the world of big data. That’s not a [...]

25 08, 2016

How to Hire Your Next Fundraiser

By |August 25th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on How to Hire Your Next Fundraiser

We know there is a greater demand for fundraisers than there are talented people to fill the jobs. It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO of a large organization or you have a small shop and are in need someone with smarts and skills to raise money for you. Philanthropy has changed a lot since [...]

9 08, 2016

What Are The “Next 5 Big Things” In Philanthropy

By |August 9th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on What Are The “Next 5 Big Things” In Philanthropy

Not too long ago I had a conversation with an old friend. He challenged me on one of the things I keep talking about. For a while now, I’ve been saying that the old ways of doing things are finished. Dead. Gone. The End. In fact, I named my blog “Not Your Father’s Charity” precisely [...]

26 07, 2016

The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

By |July 26th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

I’m going to tell you the answer in the first sentence of this article: people give up. You can stop reading now. If, however, you want to succeed and learn how not to give up, read on… The Experiment If you’re trying to figure out success, here’s a little experiment for you. Go around and [...]

19 07, 2016

Pokémon Go Is Your Tool for 21st Century Fundraising

By |July 19th, 2016|blog, development, leadership, news|Comments Off on Pokémon Go Is Your Tool for 21st Century Fundraising

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm and it’s a great opportunity for YOUR fundraising success. I’m always speaking about how the new world is here in fundraising. If you think that the way nonprofits were fundraising yesterday is the way to do it today, you’re only half right. Sure, a major gift or [...]

14 07, 2016

How Your Shoes Can Save a Child’s Life

By |July 14th, 2016|blog, development, news, personal|Comments Off on How Your Shoes Can Save a Child’s Life

We’re all enjoying the lazy days of summer. It’s always a great time of year. But, as you’re walking around in your sandals and flip-flops, did you ever realize that your shoes can actually save a life? Around the world, over 300 million people–many children–are simply too poor to own a pair of shoes. Think [...]

12 07, 2016

3 Ways A Leader Can Effectively Deal With Office Gossip

By |July 12th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways A Leader Can Effectively Deal With Office Gossip

Recently, I was in a meeting with a member of my team. As I was leaving the office, this person made an off-handed comment about someone on my senior staff not being in the office often. The implication was that the executive was getting privileges no one else was receiving and that this person was [...]