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7 09, 2017

What Questions Should You Ask If You’re Donating to Charity?

By |September 7th, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on What Questions Should You Ask If You’re Donating to Charity?

Have you ever wondered what questions you should ask of a charity if you’re going to make a gift to them? A small number of donors take the time or the effort to make a considered and thoughtful gift to a nonprofit, but I think more of us should be doing a little more due [...]

21 08, 2017

Donate Your Change Out of Your Pocket for a Good Cause

By |August 21st, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Donate Your Change Out of Your Pocket for a Good Cause

As you may know, if you follow me, I'm all about unique fundraising ideas that help you grow and develop your organizational sustainability. I'm also a fan of organizations that are continually seeking different ways to raise money because those are the ones that understand that different donors need different approaches for supporting the cause. [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2017

3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

By |March 21st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

In 2015, Bloomerang reported findings you can review by clicking here, that fewer than 20 percent of nonprofits had someone actively working major donors. I realize that many organizations simply don't have the staff to hire fundraisers dedicated to cultivating and soliciting major donors. However, every nonprofit—large or small—should be in the business of getting [...]

19 01, 2017

The Most Interesting Man in the World Is Looking to Help Your Charity

By |January 19th, 2017|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on The Most Interesting Man in the World Is Looking to Help Your Charity

I always say it: anyone can be a philanthropist. And today I'm writing about a clever ad campaign, which led to stardom for its spokesman and now a path to becoming a recognized philanthropist If you recall the Dos Equis beer advertising campaign the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” then you should remember its [...]

1 11, 2016

Grow a Mo, Save a Bro This Movember

By |November 1st, 2016|blog, Nonprofit 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 [...]

25 10, 2016

Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

By |October 25th, 2016|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

For the time being Facebook is the 1000-pound gorilla in social media. There are 7.1 billion in the world and over 1.7 billion people are on Facebook. By far, Facebook has the largest market share of any social media platform. Although Mark Zuckerberg describes his company as a tech company, many are now arguing it’s [...]

23 08, 2016

Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

By |August 23rd, 2016|blog, Nonprofit 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 [...]

9 06, 2016

When Did Fundraising Stop Being About the Donor?

By |June 9th, 2016|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on When Did Fundraising Stop Being About the Donor?

Recently, I was doing a live stream on Facebook. I’m big on customer service. All my team members understand that if you work in one of my businesses or social enterprises, you have to be customer driven. This has been one of the ingredients to my success. But, many nonprofits are not understanding that the [...]

24 03, 2016

5 Necessary Ways of Thinking to Help You Partner with Philanthrocapitalists

By |March 24th, 2016|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Necessary Ways of Thinking to Help You Partner with Philanthrocapitalists

I’m sure you’ve read about philanthrocapitalism. If you’re in the social sector and have not been keeping up with this relatively new term, you need to familiarize yourself with it. The lines that existed between the for-profit and non-profit sectors are blurring. Capitalists are increasingly seeking outcomes in philanthropy based on market-based solutions. This, in [...]