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26 01, 2016

The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

By |January 26th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

I keep on saying it. We’re living in fast times. Radical innovation and progress is happening unlike anything we’ve seen before in human history and it’s impacting the philanthropic sector. Major donors are no longer looking at nonprofits as the only game in town. Start-up companies are melding social good with making money. So, let’s [...]

21 01, 2016

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

In 2013 CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund produced a report entitled Under Developed: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. It shook the social sector. It proved what many people suspected. It focused on the exceptionally high turnover of development professionals. It also explained the contributing reasons for this situation. [...]

5 01, 2016

5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

As you know, there’s been a lot of innovation and disruption happening in recent years, including in the nonprofit world. It’s even more important now that executives stay informed on these trends and ahead of the curve. You always want to position yourself as a leader and not spend time exclusively reacting to things that [...]

4 01, 2016

Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

Here we are in the first week of a brand new year. For most people it’s typically a good week. You still feel the turkey and ham hangover from the holidays. You’re enjoying the new toys you and your children received as gifts. You’re also basking in the glow of new opportunity. You say to [...]

7 05, 2015

The Tyrant Maintains The Status Quo

By |May 7th, 2015|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on The Tyrant Maintains The Status Quo

A few weeks ago I received a letter from an exasperated fundraiser who had been on the job at a large nonprofit for less than six months and was unceremoniously fired. He was about to secure a gift for $1 million and yet he was fired. Why? I called this fundraiser who was looking for [...]

24 03, 2015

Crowdfunding: How Your Nonprofit Can Get Started

By |March 24th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Crowdfunding: How Your Nonprofit Can Get Started

  As I noted recently in a recent article about social media, Nonprofit Tech for Good reported last year that nonprofits that use crowdfunding raise $9,237 per campaign. That’s a very good amount of money coming from social media platforms. If your organization is interested in getting into the crowdfunding space to raise money, here [...]

12 03, 2015

The Importance of Diversity in the Philanthropic Sector

By |March 12th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on The Importance of Diversity in the Philanthropic Sector

Last year, the United States experienced protests across the nation once again exposing the racial tensions that exist underneath the surface in the country. Many social enterprise and nonprofits deal with the issues of diversity every day from wanting to ensure their boards and staffs and the people they serve represent various backgrounds. Social enterprise [...]

10 03, 2015

What Do Today’s Donors Want To See?

By |March 10th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on What Do Today’s Donors Want To See?

Business as usual is finished. Have you noticed? Donors today are demanding and looking for more from nonprofits. Millennials are not interested in being associated with their fathers’ charities. Today’s more sophisticated donors are also expecting more from organizations. No one is looking to donate money and then not hear again until the same time [...]