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17 10, 2017

How YOUR Nonprofit Can Master Visual Storytelling

By |October 17th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

According to ISPO News, we make approximately 10,000 decisions a day, and "products that evoke emotions always win." Humans base 90 percent of their decisions on emotion, which when you think about it is an astounding statistic. Nonprofits have a distinct advantage over for-profit businesses in offering their donors a lot of what they need [...]

11 10, 2017

How to Get Corporate Social Responsibility Into the DNA of Your Business

By |October 11th, 2017|blog, Business, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

Several years ago, two New York nonprofits decided to partner together and pursue corporate funding. One charity was an educational group that provided scholarship aid to students in the city so that they could attend schools that had a better performance record than the neighborhood public schools. The other organization took students from the same [...]

5 10, 2017

How to Get Your Nonprofit to More than 50,000 Followers

By |October 5th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|0 Comments

As the third quarter of the year begins to draw to a close and we head into the most generous time of the year, in no small part to Giving Tuesday, I'd like to expand on something that I did last year. Last year I sent out a newsletter, and I asked people that if [...]

3 10, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Our Humanity

By |October 3rd, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence and Our Humanity

We hear and read about it everywhere these days. You hear people saying, “The future is now.” “We have to give way to technology.” “We’ll be better off and live better lives (maybe not even work) if we let AI do it.” Yes, technology is here, and we are living at the dawn of the [...]

28 09, 2017

YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

By |September 28th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

If you know me, then you realize I often say that there's a disaster happening in someone's life every day, and you might not even know it. As a nation, we've recently watched the heartbreaking images as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas relentlessly. People lost their lives, and many lost all of their worldly possessions. The [...]

26 09, 2017

5 Social Media Trends to Watch for 2018

By |September 26th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Social Media Trends to Watch for 2018

If you’re a nonprofit or social enterprise leader, it’s not too early to begin to anticipate what’s in store for 2018. The organizations that grow consistently are those that are looking through the windshield and not the rearview mirror. By this point, you are aware that technology and social media are developing and changing at [...]

19 09, 2017

How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

By |September 19th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

A few weeks ago I was on a telephone call with my team and a strategic partner, and we were talking about the changes that are happening (and need to occur) in philanthropy. I brought up a story that happened to a friend of mine, “Jaxson,” and I would like to share it with you [...]

31 08, 2017

How You Can Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

By |August 31st, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How You Can Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

As I'm writing this in my office, I see images of people young and old, walking through floods with all of their worldly possessions in bags on small boats or being carried in their hands. Some also take their dogs and cats in their arms. I've seen news footage of seniors sitting in nursing homes [...]

29 08, 2017

Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

By |August 29th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

As I write this, I’m about to begin writing a new book in collaboration with a partner that’s been a nonprofit leader in the fundraising and donor management space for more than 30 years. I look forward to writing more about it in the coming weeks and months ahead, as this is an exciting partnership. [...]

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. [...]