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21 09, 2017

How to Use Social Listening for Your Nonprofit Brand

By |September 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|0 Comments

By now, you’re steeped in social media, which is an essential ingredient of your digital marketing for your nonprofit. But as with everything in life, you have to get a little deeper into the details. The paramount rule for nonprofit fundraisers is to create and develop relationships with their donors and supporters. As the adage [...]

14 09, 2017

Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

By |September 14th, 2017|blog, news, personal|0 Comments

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO How have you spent [...]

12 09, 2017

In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

By |September 12th, 2017|blog, news, personal|0 Comments

Today was the first day back for my team and me back in the office after Hurricane Irma. But, the relative destruction and inconvenience of the most recent hurricane in our area was in stark relief because we had news of the passing of a member of our team. Our team member, Uriel, passed away [...]

29 08, 2017

Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

By |August 29th, 2017|blog, 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. [...]

17 08, 2017

What Are You Doing with Your One and Precious Life?

By |August 17th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on What Are You Doing with Your One and Precious Life?

As another summer will soon be drawing to a close, and as we get ready for a busy time of year, I'm grateful. I came across an old poem the other day called "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver, and I want to share part of it here with you. Tell me, what else should [...]

15 08, 2017

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

By |August 15th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

If you're a nonprofit leader, I hope you're spending some time each day getting on social media and reviewing posts and comments from people who work in the industry. Although I have a busy schedule of travel and meetings, I try to check out what's happening in social media nonprofit groups because it helps me [...]

8 08, 2017

Philanthropy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By |August 8th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Philanthropy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Have you been paying any attention at all about artificial intelligence (AI)? Do you think that AI isn't already affecting your life and work? If you think AI is not already very much part of your existence, buddy, think again. If you haven’t heard of the Partnership on AI, you might want to check it [...]

3 08, 2017

The Leading Shoe Drive Fundraising Company Launches New Site

By |August 3rd, 2017|blog, news, personal|Comments Off on The Leading Shoe Drive Fundraising Company Launches New Site

The summer is an excellent time to do planning and preparation for the biggest fundraising time of the year––year end and holiday giving. Today's article is going to be a shameless plug for my social enterprise, Funds2Orgs because my team and I are proud to present to you our new website. We worked on it [...]

27 07, 2017

How to Break into the Nonprofit Sector

By |July 27th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How to Break into the Nonprofit Sector

Earlier this week, I posted an article about the best places to look for a job opportunity in the nonprofit industry. And that got me thinking, how can people break into it if they have no experience? In case you don’t know my history, I’ll give you the abbreviated version. I started in the footwear [...]

18 07, 2017

10 of the BEST Books for Nonprofit Leaders

By |July 18th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 10 of the BEST Books for Nonprofit Leaders

When I go out and speak to people, I'm often asked if I have any recommendations for books people can read about leadership and nonprofit management. Here's my list of books you may want to pick-up based on my reading and the recommendations of other individuals in business whom I respect. Nonprofit Management 101: A [...]