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6 07, 2017

Ending Charity as We Know It with Opportunity

By |July 6th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Ending Charity as We Know It with Opportunity

If you’re a donor, executive director or team member at a nonprofit, I have a question for you. Do you think the current philanthropic model works and empowers those you serve in deciding how and what benefits them most? Although I believe that charity is necessary for some instances, I don't believe our current philanthropic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 02, 2016

5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

By |February 16th, 2016|blog, branding, development|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

 Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Dolma Beresford, IFC Group Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a viable fundraising activity for your organisation, but didn’t know where to start? Here are five top tips to getting started. Start With Your Own Network To make a crowdfunding project successful [...]

28 01, 2016

How Fear-Based Decision-Making Affects Your Organization

By |January 28th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How Fear-Based Decision-Making Affects Your Organization

I’ve written about the permeating fear that exists in the nonprofit sector. I think we’re fast approaching a time where this will hurt many organizations more than they can ever imagine. Nonprofits are not the only game in town any more for social impact and change. If you read my articles, you know a lot [...]

15 12, 2015

Looking to do Some Social Good for the Holidays?

By |December 15th, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Looking to do Some Social Good for the Holidays?

On #GivingTuesday, I listed five organizations you can support. If you want to see that list, click here. We’re still in the holiday season! There are countless organizations out there that can use some of your assistance. There’s still time to give someone a gift to a social enterprise or nonprofit in their name. I’m [...]

21 07, 2015

Business Can’t Assume They Can Simply Replace Nonprofits And Be More Effective

By |July 21st, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Business Can’t Assume They Can Simply Replace Nonprofits And Be More Effective

I’m a big believer that nonprofits should operate using more business principles, which is happening increasingly across the sector. However, on the other side of the coin, there is a prejudice against nonprofit executives by the broader business community. Not too long ago, I happened to come across words from the former CEO of AARP, [...]

2 06, 2015

Nonprofits Need to Be Established to Close Their Doors Permanently

By |June 2nd, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Nonprofits Need to Be Established to Close Their Doors Permanently

Recently, I have been giving speeches and keynote addresses to nonprofit groups in support of my most recent book. I’ve also been having many discussions and exchanges with individuals inside and outside of the industry. It has provided me with opportunities to debate and discuss the changes going on in the social sector. And this [...]

21 04, 2015

What Are Disruption and Innovation?

By |April 21st, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on What Are Disruption and Innovation?

I have seen debates in the philanthropic sector taking place about “disruption." On the one hand, you have professionals who are saying that disruption is happening, and on the other side, there are those who counter this by saying this is simply a term people like to use, which is current and trendy. This second [...]

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 [...]