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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 [...]

16 06, 2016

5 Reasons to Talk About the Money at Your Nonprofit

By |June 16th, 2016|blog, 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 [...]

26 05, 2016

Get Beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility Lip Service

By |May 26th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Get Beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility Lip Service

In 2014, corporations donated over $17.7 billion to charity. That was an increase of 13.7 percent over the previous year. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is good for society but it’s also excellent for a company’s bottom line. Capitalism is a good thing. In fact, we can say that it’s a great thing. In the [...]

7 04, 2016

Get Your Marketing Up To Speed So You Can Compete

By |April 7th, 2016|blog, leadership|Comments Off on Get Your Marketing Up To Speed So You Can Compete

I’ve been writing a lot about the massive changes happening in philanthropy. Competition is no longer a dirty word for nonprofits. Frankly, it should never have been. If you’re paying attention, nonprofits are going to be experiencing even more massive changes. Here are some of the reasons why, but they by no means encompass everything [...]

31 03, 2016

YOUR Nonprofit Has a BRIDGE Number And You Better Understand It

By |March 31st, 2016|blog, leadership|Comments Off on YOUR Nonprofit Has a BRIDGE Number And You Better Understand It

If you haven’t read the news, you need to get up to speed. Your nonprofit has likely been issued a BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) number. Around the world, there are over 10 million charities and nonprofits. This includes churches and schools. According to Nonprofit Tech for Good in their original article, which [...]

24 03, 2016

5 Necessary Ways of Thinking to Help You Partner with Philanthrocapitalists

By |March 24th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 5 Necessary Ways of Thinking to Help You Partner with Philanthrocapitalists

I’m sure you’ve read about philanthrocapitalism. If you’re in the social sector and have not been keeping up with this relatively new term, you need to familiarize yourself with it. The lines that existed between the for-profit and non-profit sectors are blurring. Capitalists are increasingly seeking outcomes in philanthropy based on market-based solutions. This, in [...]

22 03, 2016

How Generations Give Differently To Charity

By |March 22nd, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on How Generations Give Differently To Charity

Do you ever sit in your office and wonder how to target a Millennial as opposed to someone from Generation X or a Boomer? If you don’t, you should. Although every donor is unique, there are certain general patterns that you can learn about generations and apply to be more strategic. We know that today’s [...]

10 03, 2016

Gone Are The Days Of Timid Charity- It’s Time To Dominate

By |March 10th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Gone Are The Days Of Timid Charity- It’s Time To Dominate

Recently I published my latest book in the Not Your Father’s Charity book series. This time the topic was fundraising. Click here for a free digital download. I’ve received some comments on the title because of the word “DOMINATE.” I think most people, especially fundraisers, appreciate the use of the word. I wrote an article [...]