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12 01, 2016

Chaos Is The New Normal For Social Good

By |January 12th, 2016|blog, branding, leadership|Comments Off on Chaos Is The New Normal For Social Good

Guest Post: Linda N. Spencer     Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Wayne. We’re in the process of publishing a book we wrote together that will be released soon. I’ve worked in the social sector for over twenty years. I’ve known Wayne now for almost two years and I’ve been [...]

15 12, 2015

Looking to do Some Social Good for the Holidays?

By |December 15th, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Looking to do Some Social Good for the Holidays?

On #GivingTuesday, I listed five organizations you can support. If you want to see that list, click here. We’re still in the holiday season! There are countless organizations out there that can use some of your assistance. There’s still time to give someone a gift to a social enterprise or nonprofit in their name. I’m [...]

17 11, 2015

Want Corporate Money? You Better Know What You’re Doing!

By |November 17th, 2015|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Want Corporate Money? You Better Know What You’re Doing!

Corporate giving accounts for approximately 10 percent of all philanthropic revenue in the United States. However, there’s great change happening and nonprofits better get with the program. Not too long ago, I spoke with a group of directors and managers of development. Not surprisingly, many were young. However, I realized as we spoke about corporations [...]

29 09, 2015

5 Brilliant Ideas for #GivingTuesday Success

By |September 29th, 2015|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Brilliant Ideas for #GivingTuesday Success

#GivingTuesday is on December 1st. For those of you who may not have yet caught on, #GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving back. Each year, it’s become increasingly popular. In 2014, the money raised increased by more than 62 percent to over $45 million. It’s expected that this year will be just as successful, [...]

8 09, 2015

How to Kick-start Your Year-End Giving

By |September 8th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on How to Kick-start Your Year-End Giving

This is the time look at your nonprofit year-end giving, if you’re not already doing so. During the last quarter of the calendar year, many nonprofits make a significant part of their fundraising revenue. You want prepare your campaigns and fundraising and marketing plans. Some strategies to keep in mind that will help you enhance [...]

18 06, 2015

Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

By |June 18th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

One of the questions I hear from smaller organizations that are just beginning working with major donors is “When is someone ready to give a gift?” My reply, “It depends." Assuming you are doing your donor research, there are some guidelines you can use to assess the best time to make “the ask." Gift proposal [...]

28 04, 2015

Is There Disruption In The Philanthropic Sector?

By |April 28th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Is There Disruption In The Philanthropic Sector?

Recently, I wrote an article about what the terms “disruption” and “innovation” mean. The next logical question is whether or not there is disruption happening in the philanthropic sector. We know there is always innovation in the industry, but what about disruption? For those of you who do not know the story, I became heavily [...]