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21 08, 2018

Don’t Do This On Facebook Groups

By |August 21st, 2018|blog, Development, personal|0 Comments

geralt / Pixabay Most nonprofits understand that Facebook is the largest social networking platform on the planet and they make it a point to spend even a little time posting onto a Facebook page. But, there’s one thing that would set many nonprofits apart: A Facebook group! Although a Facebook page is excellent, [...]

16 08, 2018

How To Close Your Business

By |August 16th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

We often talk about in business starting or creating a company, but there's another side to that coin. It's not something entrepreneurs often think about, but many times there comes the point where you want to close your business. Perhaps you had a revenue amount that you wanted to achieve before you cashed out and [...]

9 08, 2018

25 Of the Best Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

By |August 9th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Field "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with [...]

31 07, 2018

Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

By |July 31st, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

Free-Photos / Pixabay A few days ago, my researcher was discussing with a global nonprofit their fundraising efforts, and she was informed that the organization does not accept gifts that could compromise its integrity or place the charity in an awkward position, which is a good thing. The charity understands they must adhere [...]

24 07, 2018

The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

By |July 24th, 2018|Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

klimkin / Pixabay Although the summer months are a usually a quiet month, and I've had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic vacation in Hawaii, I've still been busy at work. I'm in the process of writing two essential pieces of content. One is a book that will be published later this year, [...]

19 07, 2018

An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

By |July 19th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on An Old-School Thank You Is Still a Brilliant Move

RyanMcGuire / Pixabay Want to know one of the best ways to get someone’s attention? Send them a thank you––in the mail. My team and I are always saying "thank you" in our business. In fact, one of the most successful activities we have done as it relates to business development is to [...]

12 07, 2018

How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

By |July 12th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How Workplace Stresses are the New Workplace Stresses

Free-Photos / Pixabay The more things change, the more they stay the same. Workplace stress has been a "thing" since, forever, and it continues to be the case. Our culture is known for its work ethic, and sometimes people wear it like a badge of honor, which I don't think should be the [...]

3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

Lalmch / Pixabay Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question. “If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the community, what would it be?” Her [...]

26 06, 2018

Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

By |June 26th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay As was reported recently by CBS News, fundraising for 2018 is down. Unfortunately, the new federal tax law that came into effect earlier this year was expected to depress giving to charity, and sure enough, that seems to be the way it is playing out so far in the year. [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

By |June 21st, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why Jeff Bezos Does Not Allow PowerPoint at Amazon

rawpixel / Pixabay If you’re ever going to make a presentation to Jeff Bezos at Amazon, here’s a tip––don’t make a PowerPoint presentation. As noted in an article in Observer about Bezos’ approach, “In one episode of The Office, Dwight says of Ryan’s flashy PowerPoint slides, “PowerPoints are the peacocks of the business world: all show, [...]