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20 09, 2016

How to Manage to the Vision: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

By |September 20th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How to Manage to the Vision: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

A favored business topic for me is leadership. And, within leadership, I believe in the big vision. But, I’ve seen managers out there who can’t find the path to delivering on vision. Great leaders understand how to manage to the vision. The best leaders I’ve seen understand that the only way to get that big [...]

13 09, 2016

Answers to Your Nonprofit Social Media Questions

By |September 13th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Answers to Your Nonprofit Social Media Questions

By far, one of the biggest topics is related to social media. Social media has become an essential aspect of marketing for nonprofits and businesses alike. And, with the rapid pace of change happening because of technology, there’s always something new to learn. What would you say are the key social media platforms nonprofits should [...]

8 09, 2016

How to Write E-Mail Copy that Converts for Your Nonprofit

By |September 8th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How to Write E-Mail Copy that Converts for Your Nonprofit

Email donation conversions are important for nonprofits. There’s immediacy in email and you can personalize it in ways that’s much tougher to do on social media. M&R’ 2016 Benchmark Study is fascinating with regard to what it reveals about email in the nonprofit sector. Open, click-through and response rates were all down in 2015 for [...]

30 08, 2016

Boomers Do a Career Encore at a Nonprofits

By |August 30th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Boomers Do a Career Encore at a Nonprofits

Here’s news for you if you’re a nonprofit leader. Baby Boomers are not quitting. Some want to replenish their finances after the financial downturn. Others understand we live at a vibrant time of social good. Boomers want to earn money and give back. A job in the nonprofit sector makes a lot of sense. A [...]

23 08, 2016

Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

By |August 23rd, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

We know we’re living in a world where the line between philanthropy and business is being blurred. Fortunes–greater than we have ever seen in human history are being made. A lot of it has to do with technology and how we relate and interact with it. One of those companies that many in the business [...]

18 08, 2016

How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

By |August 18th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on How to Deal with Your Horrible Boss

Just because your boss is “the boss” doesn’t mean that you have to like it. I get it. You don’t want to go to work because your boss is Darth Vader, but you need that paycheck. In the nonprofit sector having a terrible boss seems to feel even worse. You kind of expect bad bosses [...]

16 08, 2016

3 Strategies to Convert Donor Passion to Action in Social Media

By |August 16th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 3 Strategies to Convert Donor Passion to Action in Social Media

Don’t take your donors for granted! A lot of nonprofits get donations from their donors only to say thanks and then not think about them again until next year. That’s always been a mistake and it’s an even bigger mistake now. Why? Because there’s so much more at stake. In the old days, your donor’s [...]

11 08, 2016

Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

By |August 11th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

I’ve been in management for a long time. I’m a student of leadership. One of the things I most want to understand is what motivates a team to do excellent work. Actually, I always want my team to go “Above and Beyond,” so much so that we even have an award with incentives by that [...]

4 08, 2016

Why Philanthropy Matters for Your Business

By |August 4th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Why Philanthropy Matters for Your Business

Corporate giving is big philanthropic business. Last year over $18.4 billion was given to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Do you want to know one of the things I love most about what’s happening in the world of doing good? I like the fact that the old ways of doing things are going out the [...]

28 07, 2016

Strategies to Build Your Corporate Social Responsibility Relationships

By |July 28th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Strategies to Build Your Corporate Social Responsibility Relationships

Corporations as large as Apple to businesses on your local Main Street are aligning profit to their corporate social responsibility programs. They understand that today’s consumer wants to do business with organizations that are socially responsible. This is a challenge for nonprofits, but also a great opportunity. It’s not easy to develop mutually beneficial relationships [...]