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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 [...]

13 07, 2017

Don’t Insult Your Job Applicants with a Phony Form Letter

By |July 13th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Don’t Insult Your Job Applicants with a Phony Form Letter

A few days ago I was scrolling through a group on Facebook, and I stopped to read the comments on a post. A nonprofit sent a letter to a job applicant in the mail and essentially informed her that she was not chosen for the position. You would think that’s a good thing, but not [...]

6 07, 2017

Ending Charity as We Know It with Opportunity

By |July 6th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Ending Charity as We Know It with Opportunity

If you’re a donor, executive director or team member at a nonprofit, I have a question for you. Do you think the current philanthropic model works and empowers those you serve in deciding how and what benefits them most? Although I believe that charity is necessary for some instances, I don't believe our current philanthropic [...]

27 06, 2017

Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

By |June 27th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

The annual report by Giving USA is out for 2017, and you can obtain it here. Every year, the nonprofit sector waits for this important report. Here are some of the key findings based on reporting from the Chronicle of Philanthropy: 2016 was the third year of growth in fundraising. Fundraising grew by 1.4 percent [...]

22 06, 2017

25 Ways to Walk the Walk of Social Good

By |June 22nd, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 25 Ways to Walk the Walk of Social Good

Recently I had a conversation with a colleague who talked to me about the fact that she wondered if nonprofit professionals walked the walk of social good after work. I asked her what she meant by that, and she replied that she noticed that some people in her nonprofit seemed to "clock out" of doing [...]

20 06, 2017

The Founder’s Syndrome Chess Game and How to Resolve It

By |June 20th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Founder’s Syndrome Chess Game and How to Resolve It

If you’ve been in the nonprofit sector for a while, you may come across a phenomenon called "founder's syndrome." It can be so destructive that afflicted organizations with this syndrome, which is also called "founderitis,” can implode and close their doors. What is Founder's Syndrome? Founder's syndrome or founderitis typically revolves around the cult of [...]

13 06, 2017

The Greatest Ongoing Nonprofit and Donor Debate

By |June 13th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Greatest Ongoing Nonprofit and Donor Debate

Recently, I've started to see renewed push-back from donors about their gifts to charity. If you participate in nonprofit groups, I've heard some exasperated nonprofit executives and fundraisers speaking about donors demanding to know how much of their donations are going directly to programs. This debate and discussions have been going on for a long [...]