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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 [...]

28 07, 2015

What Are The Elements For A Development Committee Of The Board?

By |July 28th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on What Are The Elements For A Development Committee Of The Board?

It happens more often than we’d like to think, but many non-profit boards prefer to pass their fundraising responsibilities to the chief executive or staff. I’ve seen it time and again. However, successful boards of directors understand they have an important responsibility in ensuring that their organization has the necessary financial resources it needs to [...]

16 07, 2015

Why Your Nonprofit Is Failing: Quit Making Excuses

By |July 16th, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Why Your Nonprofit Is Failing: Quit Making Excuses

Here’s the potential situation in your nonprofit. You have tensions at the board level. As the CEO, you are blaming internal factions. Or, you have high turnover of staff. You blame a lack of loyalty and incompetence. Your fundraising revenue is stagnant or decreasing and you blame the fundraisers. No one seems to know who [...]

2 07, 2015

Starting A Capital Campaign? Here’s What You Need To Know

By |July 2nd, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Starting A Capital Campaign? Here’s What You Need To Know

The economy has improved and nonprofits and social enterprise organizations, particularly ones that were being especially cautious with their funds, have once again started to look at investment and capacity building. A very good way to accomplish these goals is with a capital campaign. When a charity is considering embarking on a campaign, it needs [...]

7 05, 2015

The Tyrant Maintains The Status Quo

By |May 7th, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on The Tyrant Maintains The Status Quo

A few weeks ago I received a letter from an exasperated fundraiser who had been on the job at a large nonprofit for less than six months and was unceremoniously fired. He was about to secure a gift for $1 million and yet he was fired. Why? I called this fundraiser who was looking for [...]

5 03, 2015

The Silent Social Enterprise or Nonprofit CEO

By |March 5th, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on The Silent Social Enterprise or Nonprofit CEO

You can tell a lot about the level of a nonprofit CEO’s leadership by what he or she says, or not, at a board meeting. I firmly believe that a social enterprise or nonprofit rises or falls with its leadership. With good, strong and consistent leadership, virtually anything can be accomplished. I have two examples [...]