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1 11, 2016

Grow a Mo, Save a Bro This Movember

By |November 1st, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Grow a Mo, Save a Bro This Movember

Movember is here. Don’t know what it is? If you care about men’s health, this is the month that for 30 days, men around the world do a clean shave on November 1st and then creatively grow their mustaches and beards for the rest of the month. This is all and effort to help raise [...]

18 10, 2016

How You Can Help the Forgotten Victims of the Louisiana Floods

By |October 18th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on How You Can Help the Forgotten Victims of the Louisiana Floods

Recently, I spent my day hunkering down as Hurricane Matthew swept through Florida. During that time at home, I took to social media to promote and raise awareness about the suffering that was happening in the Caribbean. I then learned something from people in Louisiana. I began to receive messages, emails, and calls from people [...]

11 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew, Haiti, the U.S. and How You Can Help the Forgotten

By |October 11th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Hurricane Matthew, Haiti, the U.S. and How You Can Help the Forgotten

Approximately 1,000 people have been killed in Haiti due to Hurricane Matthew. As of this writing, some of the hardest-hit areas have yet to be reached by recovery personnel. There is currently an outbreak of cholera, and it’s only expected to get worse. You can see some of the destruction for yourself. I live in [...]

6 10, 2016

Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

By |October 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

The job market has changed, and social media has become a part of it. I will say that Millennials are at an advantage because they grew up using social media. Other generations may not be so warm to the idea about social media and careers. As many more people move into the “gig economy,” it’s [...]

29 09, 2016

The 10 Best Digital Free Marketing Tools You’re Not Using

By |September 29th, 2016|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on The 10 Best Digital Free Marketing Tools You’re Not Using

Nonprofits or start-up social enterprises need all the resources they can use to get ahead and stay competitive. Although “free” is not always a good thing, in the digital world, it certainly can be. Did you realize there are a lot of awesome tools you can use to help you automate and manage the digital [...]

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 [...]