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14 12, 2017

You Don’t Own Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts

By |December 14th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

LoboStudioHamburg / Pixabay Recently, I’ve noticed more and more that small businesses and groups are “asking” their employees to change their cover or profile photos to the brand of the organization where they work. And, while some managers understand that this is a fine line, others have pressured their teams to help them [...]

5 12, 2017

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Continue to Send out Letters in the Mail

By |December 5th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|0 Comments

CrafCraf / Pixabay A couple of days ago a member of my team was talking about several fundraising ideas one of our partners was putting together, and one of their efforts included placing letters in the mail. Candidly, I was a bit surprised because so many nonprofits have stopped mailing letters and instead [...]

21 11, 2017

A Thanksgiving Message and Support for Our Men and Women in the Military

By |November 21st, 2017|blog, personal|Comments Off on A Thanksgiving Message and Support for Our Men and Women in the Military

As I sit down to write my annual Thanksgiving message, I'm grateful for all of the people in my life. First and foremost, this includes my family, three grandchildren, friends and everyone who works on my team. I'm fortunate to be surrounded by the people I have in my life. Next week, Tuesday, November 28th [...]

16 11, 2017

Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

By |November 16th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

Women have been in the news a lot lately, and while this article is not a reflection on what’s been happening as the issue of sexual harassment has dominated the headlines, the reality is that we need more women in leadership positions in business. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women begin their businesses [...]

9 11, 2017

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Annual Performance Review

By |November 9th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why You Should Get Rid of Your Annual Performance Review

If you’re someone who is a member of Generation X or older, then you remember the annual performance review. Each year, a significant production was made by the manager who scheduled an appointment with a team member to go through that individual's performance review. I remember it was always quite an "event" and there were [...]

7 11, 2017

Why Your Nonprofit is Missing Out On Great Candidates

By |November 7th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Why Your Nonprofit is Missing Out On Great Candidates

Earlier today before anyone was awake, I scrolled through my social media as I like doing on a quiet Sunday morning. A post caught my eye because I could almost feel the frustration of the person who wrote it. This individual was someone who cared very much about the nonprofit sector. Although the writer of [...]

2 11, 2017

On the Other Side of the Door

By |November 2nd, 2017|blog, personal|Comments Off on On the Other Side of the Door

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”   - Milton Berle Not too long ago, I wrote an article about why you shouldn’t start a nonprofit, which you can read here (in case you’re interested). Sure enough, a couple of days ago I received a call from someone asking my thoughts about starting a nonprofit. However, [...]

31 10, 2017

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

By |October 31st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about women and their [...]

26 10, 2017

Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

By |October 26th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

Not too long ago I was on the telephone speaking to a nonprofit CEO. She had called me to catch up and also to tell me that she was looking to do a wealth screening of her donors. She was asking me what I thought about it. I replied that it's always a good idea [...]

25 10, 2017

Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

By |October 25th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

A colleague of mine at the office relayed to me a conversation she had with major gift fundraiser. I'd like to highlight it here because if you're a business leader who serves on a nonprofit board and you're expecting that a significant gift ask by a CEO or fundraiser happen, you need to understand that [...]