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8 11, 2016

Which is Better? To Be Quick or to Be Strategic?

By |November 8th, 2016|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Which is Better? To Be Quick or to Be Strategic?

My team and I were recently having our weekly meeting. I’m always looking at the bottom line–down to the penny. And, like any business, we’re looking to expand. Frankly, we’re looking to dominate (just like Amazon and Google) in our industry. I believe every business, nonprofit or social enterprise has to look to be the [...]

4 10, 2016

Unseen, Untold, Unsold

By |October 4th, 2016|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Unseen, Untold, Unsold

Have you ever seen the image of the three monkeys that depict “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”? If you have, I’m sure right about now you’re seeing the mental picture of the monkeys in your mind. Recently, I was talking to my team about our shoe drive fundraising social enterprise brand. [...]

9 08, 2016

What Are The “Next 5 Big Things” In Philanthropy

By |August 9th, 2016|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on What Are The “Next 5 Big Things” In Philanthropy

Not too long ago I had a conversation with an old friend. He challenged me on one of the things I keep talking about. For a while now, I’ve been saying that the old ways of doing things are finished. Dead. Gone. The End. In fact, I named my blog “Not Your Father’s Charity” precisely [...]

28 07, 2016

Strategies to Build Your Corporate Social Responsibility Relationships

By |July 28th, 2016|blog, Nonprofit 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 [...]

26 07, 2016

The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

By |July 26th, 2016|blog, Business, Development, news|Comments Off on The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

I’m going to tell you the answer in the first sentence of this article: people give up. You can stop reading now. If, however, you want to succeed and learn how not to give up, read on… The Experiment If you’re trying to figure out success, here’s a little experiment for you. Go around and [...]

12 07, 2016

3 Ways A Leader Can Effectively Deal With Office Gossip

By |July 12th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways A Leader Can Effectively Deal With Office Gossip

Recently, I was in a meeting with a member of my team. As I was leaving the office, this person made an off-handed comment about someone on my senior staff not being in the office often. The implication was that the executive was getting privileges no one else was receiving and that this person was [...]

5 07, 2016

Win Small to Win Big

By |July 5th, 2016|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Win Small to Win Big

Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a bright and successful woman. We’ll call her Meg. By any measure, she’s successful. Meg has a great home in San Francisco. She works at a tech company that she loved–at one point, but where she no longer feels challenged. Meg has all of the [...]

7 06, 2016

Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

By |June 7th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

If you visit my offices or home, you’re going to find everything in order. I’m someone who wants to be surrounded in a pleasant environment. I believe it helps my thinking. I don’t understand how some people do it. They surround themselves with junk and clutter and then wonder why they physically, psychologically and emotionally [...]

26 05, 2016

Get Beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility Lip Service

By |May 26th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Get Beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility Lip Service

In 2014, corporations donated over $17.7 billion to charity. That was an increase of 13.7 percent over the previous year. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is good for society but it’s also excellent for a company’s bottom line. Capitalism is a good thing. In fact, we can say that it’s a great thing. In the [...]

10 05, 2016

There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

By |May 10th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

Every day I wake up and there’s one thing on my mind. Every day I push myself and team to be the absolute best. Period. In my companies, we’ve been talking a lot about leadership. This is what happens when your suite of businesses and social enterprises blow past the start-up phase. Every developing organization [...]