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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 [...]

17 08, 2017

What Are You Doing with Your One and Precious Life?

By |August 17th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on What Are You Doing with Your One and Precious Life?

As another summer will soon be drawing to a close, and as we get ready for a busy time of year, I'm grateful. I came across an old poem the other day called "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver, and I want to share part of it here with you. Tell me, what else should [...]

15 08, 2017

5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

By |August 15th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Employees Quit

If you're a nonprofit leader, I hope you're spending some time each day getting on social media and reviewing posts and comments from people who work in the industry. Although I have a busy schedule of travel and meetings, I try to check out what's happening in social media nonprofit groups because it helps me [...]

16 03, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

By |March 16th, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

Recently, we partnered with a company promoting fundraising ideas. That got me thinking about nonprofit sustainability. I've been talking about it for years. Nonprofits are great, but I think people who begin or work for these organizations need to understand two things: Nonprofits are a business. The fundamental difference between a for-profit business and nonprofit [...]

16 06, 2016

5 Reasons to Talk About the Money at Your Nonprofit

By |June 16th, 2016|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Talk About the Money at Your Nonprofit

If you know me, you know that I love talking about money. I don’t care what people out there say. I like money. I love money and I think about it all the time. I want to know the revenues and expenses for my businesses at all hours. This drives me, and it should drive [...]

22 02, 2016

7 Ways to Form a Healthy Relationship With Money, Which Doesn’t Own YOU

By |February 22nd, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Form a Healthy Relationship With Money, Which Doesn’t Own YOU

“Too many people spend money they earned…to buy things they don’t want… to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers Although the economy looks fine for some, if you talk to many of your friends and family I’m sure they’re not feeling the love of the economy. People are working much longer hours for a [...]

26 01, 2016

The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

By |January 26th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

I keep on saying it. We’re living in fast times. Radical innovation and progress is happening unlike anything we’ve seen before in human history and it’s impacting the philanthropic sector. Major donors are no longer looking at nonprofits as the only game in town. Start-up companies are melding social good with making money. So, let’s [...]

13 10, 2015

One-Third of the Public Does Not Trust Charities

By |October 13th, 2015|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on One-Third of the Public Does Not Trust Charities

I recently read an article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy about how one-third of people do not have confidence in charities. Click here to read the piece. This was the first measurement of its kind since 2008. What was interesting is that one-third of the general public believed, “…charities do a ‘not good’ or ‘not [...]

14 08, 2014

Let’s Continue to Talk About Money

By |August 14th, 2014|blog, Development|Comments Off on Let’s Continue to Talk About Money

My previous post dealt with the fact that non-profits had to bring the topic of money front and center within their organizations. This topic is so important that I wanted to continue my thought process in a second article around the issue. Again, non-profit leaders need to have serious and on-going discussions about money. I don’t [...]

12 08, 2014

Let’s Talk About Money

By |August 12th, 2014|blog, Development|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Money

If you have not noticed, we are living with a new normal where information, technology, chaos and innovation are disrupting and supplanting the status quo. In the non-profit sector, I continue to find that many organizations are still not facing reality, but social entrepreneurs, leading non-profit organizations and businesses are having tough conversations and moving [...]