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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 [...]

5 11, 2015

No One Wants to Be Around Your Bad Attitude

By |November 5th, 2015|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on No One Wants to Be Around Your Bad Attitude

I’ve been working on finalizing my final book of the year. The topic is leadership. Not too long ago, I published a motivational book. You can click here and receive the digital download free on my website. 7 Grip & Rip Principles What I realized is that the 7 Grip & Rip Principles for Life, [...]

29 10, 2015

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into An Opportunity

By |October 29th, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into An Opportunity

We’ve all been there. You apply for a job and get rejected. You make a presentation at work thinking everyone will be supportive, and it falls with a thud on deaf ears. Perhaps you want to secure financing for a new business or social enterprise. Then, you receive the letter or email saying that your [...]

10 09, 2015

Is Your Nonprofit Leader Selling Your Organization Short?

By |September 10th, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on Is Your Nonprofit Leader Selling Your Organization Short?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead There are many great leaders in business and the social sector, but there are so many who simply never rise to the occasion. Leadership is the absolute key to [...]

3 09, 2015

What Malala Yousafzai Can Teach Us About Leadership

By |September 3rd, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on What Malala Yousafzai Can Teach Us About Leadership

The world is a much better place with Malala Yousafzai in it. As I begin to reflect on my next book about leadership, Malala has been coming to my mind. We all know her story by now, but this young woman has the makings of a brilliant world leader. We can all learn from her. [...]

20 08, 2015

Commit Yourself: Right Or Wrong

By |August 20th, 2015|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Commit Yourself: Right Or Wrong

Risk is important. And failure is just as important. We’re in a new world here, folks. Fortune most definitely favors the brave. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Today, I want to write about commitment. Leadership, success, money and opportunity – all of those ideas and realities are about commitment. I’ve been in the [...]