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16 11, 2017

Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

By |November 16th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

Women have been in the news a lot lately, and while this article is not a reflection on what’s been happening as the issue of sexual harassment has dominated the headlines, the reality is that we need more women in leadership positions in business. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women begin their businesses [...]

14 11, 2017

How You Can Become a Nonprofit Leadership Coach for Your Managers

By |November 14th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|0 Comments

If you’re the executive director or CEO of a nonprofit and you think you don’t have the time to be a leadership coach to your team, you’re placing your organization at a disadvantage. Here are some of the ingredients today’s leaders have to have for success in today’s world, and that includes in the nonprofit [...]

7 11, 2017

Why Your Nonprofit is Missing Out On Great Candidates

By |November 7th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|0 Comments

Earlier today before anyone was awake, I scrolled through my social media as I like doing on a quiet Sunday morning. A post caught my eye because I could almost feel the frustration of the person who wrote it. This individual was someone who cared very much about the nonprofit sector. Although the writer of [...]

31 10, 2017

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

By |October 31st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about women and their [...]

25 10, 2017

Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

By |October 25th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Money Plays with Money for Philanthropy

A colleague of mine at the office relayed to me a conversation she had with major gift fundraiser. I'd like to highlight it here because if you're a business leader who serves on a nonprofit board and you're expecting that a significant gift ask by a CEO or fundraiser happen, you need to understand that [...]

24 10, 2017

3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

By |October 24th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

We're soon at the close of another year, and if you're like me, you're keeping your sights focused through the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. The philanthropic sector continues to evolve, as is everything in society because of forces such as wealth, technology, and globalization. When I started my nonprofit more than a decade [...]

29 08, 2017

Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

By |August 29th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Please, Don’t Start a Nonprofit

As I write this, I’m about to begin writing a new book in collaboration with a partner that’s been a nonprofit leader in the fundraising and donor management space for more than 30 years. I look forward to writing more about it in the coming weeks and months ahead, as this is an exciting partnership. [...]

15 08, 2017

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

By |August 15th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

If you're a nonprofit leader, I hope you're spending some time each day getting on social media and reviewing posts and comments from people who work in the industry. Although I have a busy schedule of travel and meetings, I try to check out what's happening in social media nonprofit groups because it helps me [...]

10 08, 2017

Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

By |August 10th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Be Kind, You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through

I had a conversation recently with an executive director of a nonprofit and he told me about an experience his organization that says a lot about kindness and compassion. Not too long ago, the organization was having an event. As many charities often do when they have large-scale events, they asked for volunteers to help [...]

20 07, 2017

25 Examples of the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received

By |July 20th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 25 Examples of the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received

I'm always about thinking big and staying positive as much as I can. But, today I was in a meeting, and one of the people in the room was telling us about the worst piece of advice he received. And that got me thinking? What is the worst piece of advice someone ever gave you? [...]