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28 02, 2017

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

By |February 28th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

I've been working in the social sector for 13 years, and I've spoken to plenty of school and nonprofit executives and directors of development. There's one overlooked area of fundraising, and that's matching gifts. According to Double the Donation, here’s what’s happening: Many corporations match gifts from their employees up to $10,000; Nonprofits earn between [...]

20 12, 2016

Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

By |December 20th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

If you’re sitting in your office as the executive director or chief fundraiser of a nonprofit organization, I wonder what you’re thinking of the philanthropic landscape these days? I believe in an assertive posture when it comes to charity and philanthropy. We know that at this point in time, we have all the resources we [...]

15 12, 2016

How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

By |December 15th, 2016|blog, branding, development|Comments Off on How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

My third article in my holiday series for charities and organizations that you may want to consider supporting this holiday season is focused on animal rescue and wildlife preservation. If you would like to see my first or second articles, please click here and here. Bobbi & the Strays: As the story goes and is [...]

6 12, 2016

You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

By |December 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

Do you remember the Indian Ocean tsunami? It happened 12 years ago this month. The earthquake was the longest duration quake ever recorded at over 8 minutes. It cost over 250,000 people their lives and caused in excess of $14 billion dollars in damage. An event that happened on the other side of the world [...]

15 11, 2016

A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 1

By |November 15th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 1

Not too long ago, I had dinner with a professional fundraiser. Neil has been in the business for decades. Earlier in his career, he worked with large organizations, but after about a decade he decided to become a consultant. Neil became a fundraising consultant and strategist and worked with organizations large and small with digital [...]

3 11, 2016

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

By |November 3rd, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

The biggest global fundraising day of the year is fast approaching. #GivingTuesday is the dedicated fundraising day for the world. There are a number of ways that practically anyone can get involved making a difference. The core driver for this day is social media. On #GivingTuesday, everyone is encouraged to demonstrate via social media how [...]

23 08, 2016

Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

By |August 23rd, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Salesforce and Its Integrated Philanthropy Model

We know we’re living in a world where the line between philanthropy and business is being blurred. Fortunes–greater than we have ever seen in human history are being made. A lot of it has to do with technology and how we relate and interact with it. One of those companies that many in the business [...]

9 08, 2016

What Are The “Next 5 Big Things” In Philanthropy

By |August 9th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on What Are The “Next 5 Big Things” In Philanthropy

Not too long ago I had a conversation with an old friend. He challenged me on one of the things I keep talking about. For a while now, I’ve been saying that the old ways of doing things are finished. Dead. Gone. The End. In fact, I named my blog “Not Your Father’s Charity” precisely [...]

4 08, 2016

Why Philanthropy Matters for Your Business

By |August 4th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Why Philanthropy Matters for Your Business

Corporate giving is big philanthropic business. Last year over $18.4 billion was given to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Do you want to know one of the things I love most about what’s happening in the world of doing good? I like the fact that the old ways of doing things are going out the [...]

14 07, 2016

How Your Shoes Can Save a Child’s Life

By |July 14th, 2016|blog, development, news, personal|Comments Off on How Your Shoes Can Save a Child’s Life

We’re all enjoying the lazy days of summer. It’s always a great time of year. But, as you’re walking around in your sandals and flip-flops, did you ever realize that your shoes can actually save a life? Around the world, over 300 million people–many children–are simply too poor to own a pair of shoes. Think [...]