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3 05, 2016

7 Ways Keep Millennial Workers Motivated

By |May 3rd, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways Keep Millennial Workers Motivated

So much is written about Millennials. There’s good reason for it. They are a big generation. They now outnumber Baby Boomers. In today’s world, in large part because of technology and shifts in how we work, they are also in positions of power. More than likely, if you’re an executive, you have a team of [...]

19 04, 2016

Want to Be a Success? Stay in Your Lane

By |April 19th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Want to Be a Success? Stay in Your Lane

I got up this morning and had a conversation with a team member. I have a great team and everyone wants to be a part of our success. That makes me very proud. But as I was speaking to my team member, I found myself saying, “Stay in your lane.” And that got me thinking [...]

12 04, 2016

Success In Business or Life Is No Accident

By |April 12th, 2016|blog, development|Comments Off on Success In Business or Life Is No Accident

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele Pele is regarded as one of the best, if not the best soccer player of all time. It's a great quote and he was right when he [...]

15 03, 2016

When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

By |March 15th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

Recently, I had a meeting with my team at Funds2Orgs. You might know that it’s a social enterprise in the philanthropic sector. We help nonprofits, churches, schools and others raise money for their organizations by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. We moved offices earlier this year, not only to expand our physical space, [...]

4 02, 2016

3 Brilliant Things to Do as a New Nonprofit CEO

By |February 4th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 3 Brilliant Things to Do as a New Nonprofit CEO

Are you a first time CEO or the top executive at a new organization? I’ve had the privilege to serve as CEO for both a nonprofit and social enterprise. Being a leader of a nonprofit takes a lot of thought. Times are changing quickly and in today’s fast-paced world, you have staff, donors and others [...]

21 01, 2016

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

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, branding, 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. [...]

7 01, 2016

Take Ownership of Your Work and Don’t Deflect

By |January 7th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Take Ownership of Your Work and Don’t Deflect

Not too long ago I visited an organization. I was there for some meetings with their top folks. At some point, the CEO of the nonprofit and I took some time to talk. He didn’t need to say it, but I was able to read between the lines. We were talking about his fundraising efforts. [...]

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 [...]

19 11, 2015

True Leadership is Necessary for the Disengaged Social Sector Worker

By |November 19th, 2015|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on True Leadership is Necessary for the Disengaged Social Sector Worker

I recently came across an article titled, “How do I quit my job? You asked Google – here’s the answer”. The Disengaged Worker What caught my eye was the following: “According to a 2013 Gallup survey, around 63% of the global workforce is disengaged (compared to 13% who are engaged). More telling is the growing [...]

10 11, 2015

7 Things No Nonprofit or Social Enterprise Leader Should Say

By |November 10th, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on 7 Things No Nonprofit or Social Enterprise Leader Should Say

I think the nonprofit sector is realizing that business as usual is not going to work. Technology and the young are disrupting how people think and give to charity and philanthropy. Business schools are meeting the new demand for social enterprise learning, which combines social good with profit. Companies are becoming much more sophisticated in [...]