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11 08, 2016

Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

By |August 11th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Always Let Your Boss Have the First Say

I’ve been in management for a long time. I’m a student of leadership. One of the things I most want to understand is what motivates a team to do excellent work. Actually, I always want my team to go “Above and Beyond,” so much so that we even have an award with incentives by that [...]

30 06, 2016

Social Media Begins with the CEO

By |June 30th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Social Media Begins with the CEO

Social media is not something you can simply hand off to the young gun looking to blow past everyone. Social networking is not something that can rise to its full potential unless it’s integrated fully into a nonprofit, business or social enterprise. Not too long ago, we hired an amazing young man named, Joe Coad. [...]

17 05, 2016

Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

By |May 17th, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Don’t Inflate the Head of Your Star Performer

On a recent trip, I visited a social enterprise. I love spending time in the field. I believe nothing is better than talking to people on the telephone, and better still, in person. The CEO of this organization walked me around his office proudly talking about their fundraising efforts. I thought he was great in [...]

10 05, 2016

There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

By |May 10th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

Every day I wake up and there’s one thing on my mind. Every day I push myself and team to be the absolute best. Period. In my companies, we’ve been talking a lot about leadership. This is what happens when your suite of businesses and social enterprises blow past the start-up phase. Every developing organization [...]

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. [...]