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20 02, 2018

When You’re Asked to Justify Your Marketing and Communications Job

By |February 20th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on When You’re Asked to Justify Your Marketing and Communications Job

geralt / Pixabay I'm sometimes fascinated by the cluelessness of some nonprofit leaders. I recently heard about someone on the marketing and communications team of a medium-sized charity that had been asked by his boss to demonstrate in quantitative means why there should be any communications manager. In other words, the executive director [...]

18 01, 2018

Does Your Business Team Lie to You?

By |January 18th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Does Your Business Team Lie to You?

rawpixel / Pixabay I was recently reminded of a story about Alan Mulally. One September in 2006, he walked into the offices of the legendary car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, to assume the role of president and CEO. Before this point, he had been the chief that turned Boeing around from lackluster performance, [...]

9 01, 2018

15 Key Questions for Your Nonprofit Board Assessment

By |January 9th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 15 Key Questions for Your Nonprofit Board Assessment

StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay Perhaps you haven’t caught the recent news about NPX Advisors. In a world where disruption is now a big yawn because it happens so frequently, the firm has introduced to Wall Street something called “impact securities.” Ted Williams and Catarina Schwab said in a Forbes article about the nonprofit sector, [...]

16 11, 2017

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

By |November 16th, 2017|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Want to Dominate the Competition? Allow More Women into Business Leadership

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|Comments Off on How You Can Become a Nonprofit Leadership Coach for Your Managers

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|Comments Off on Why Your Nonprofit is Missing Out On Great Candidates

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. [...]