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13 03, 2018

What It Takes for Transformative Philanthropy

By |March 13th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on What It Takes for Transformative Philanthropy

stokpic / Pixabay Several weeks ago, Dan Pallotta sent me a Harvard Business Review article entitled, “Audacious Philanthropy,” which was authored by Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Abe Grindle. Similar to what the authors and Dan have stated, I too have seen that almost isn't good enough any longer when it comes to addressing [...]

25 01, 2018

Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

By |January 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Why Greed Is Bad and How You Can Be Better at Success

scym / Pixabay Merriam Webster defines greed as “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (such as money) than is needed.” If you're old enough to remember, there was a time in the popular culture where greed was celebrated because of Gordon Gekko. In many ways, the spirit of Gekko remains [...]

11 01, 2018

Take Your Nonprofit from Surviving to Thriving

By |January 11th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Take Your Nonprofit from Surviving to Thriving

This week has already been epic because of the e-book launch with my partner, DonorPerfect. For those of you who work in the nonprofit sector, you know that DonorPerfect has been one of the leading fundraising platforms in the industry for many years. Their specialty is in the development of tailored products that are easy [...]

14 09, 2017

Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

By |September 14th, 2017|blog, Business, news, personal|Comments Off on Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO How have you spent [...]

22 09, 2016

How to Promote Your Shoe Drive Fundraising Event

By |September 22nd, 2016|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Promote Your Shoe Drive Fundraising Event

With the fall comes a lot of nonprofit fundraising events to promote. One of the best ones I’ve seen recently was with the Whitesboro Music Boosters out of Marcy, New York. Their coordinator, Robin Wynn, was searching out fundraising ideas and decided to do a shoe drive fundraiser. Throughout the year, Whitesboro Music Boosters does [...]

26 07, 2016

The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

By |July 26th, 2016|blog, Business, Development, news|Comments Off on The Number 1 Reason People Fail and How to Succeed

I’m going to tell you the answer in the first sentence of this article: people give up. You can stop reading now. If, however, you want to succeed and learn how not to give up, read on… The Experiment If you’re trying to figure out success, here’s a little experiment for you. Go around and [...]

5 07, 2016

Win Small to Win Big

By |July 5th, 2016|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Win Small to Win Big

Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a bright and successful woman. We’ll call her Meg. By any measure, she’s successful. Meg has a great home in San Francisco. She works at a tech company that she loved–at one point, but where she no longer feels challenged. Meg has all of the [...]

14 06, 2016

10 Things That Require Zero Talent for Success

By |June 14th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 10 Things That Require Zero Talent for Success

I’ve been asked more than once what’s the secret to my success. It’s not a secret formula. It really doesn’t take much. It’s simply doing some things a lot better than many other people do. And, it’s understanding that these things don’t require any special talent on my part. That’s right. I don’t have to [...]

7 06, 2016

Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

By |June 7th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

If you visit my offices or home, you’re going to find everything in order. I’m someone who wants to be surrounded in a pleasant environment. I believe it helps my thinking. I don’t understand how some people do it. They surround themselves with junk and clutter and then wonder why they physically, psychologically and emotionally [...]

2 06, 2016

Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

By |June 2nd, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

I’m not going to put all of my time into developing 100 percent of the people on my team. There you have it. That’s the truth. It may be harsh and cold, but hear me out. I’m all about business. I live and breathe my businesses, even when I’m taking weekend days off or am [...]