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17 03, 2016

My Answer To Social Media Trolls And Why I Will Always Double Down

By |March 17th, 2016|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on My Answer To Social Media Trolls And Why I Will Always Double Down

  “Calling all Facebook trolls! Hey - I'm maxed out on friends! If you are just being nosy, critical or just a troll stalking me - please Unfriend me! There are 33 people waiting to connect. All trolls follow me after Unfriending or switch to my fan page…” – Wayne Elsey That was a message [...]

15 03, 2016

When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

By |March 15th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When You’re Leading, Try Listening For A Change

Recently, I had a meeting with my team at Funds2Orgs. You might know that it’s a social enterprise in the philanthropic sector. We help nonprofits, churches, schools and others raise money for their organizations by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes. We moved offices earlier this year, not only to expand our physical space, [...]

14 03, 2016

How To Stay Motivated Every Single Day

By |March 14th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How To Stay Motivated Every Single Day

Staying motivated every single day takes work. Let’s face it, there’s no magic formula, but there are steps you can take to be motivated. We’re bombarded with motivational images and copy every day, but how can you stay motivated consistently? How can you stay focused and on the path each day? In life, people can [...]

29 02, 2016

The Emotion Keeping You From Your Potential And 3 Powerful Ways To Overcome

By |February 29th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Emotion Keeping You From Your Potential And 3 Powerful Ways To Overcome

I see it every day. It’s always there. I meet and speak to good people every day who wish things were different. They want to start their own business. They want to lose weight and get healthy. They want to move to another state for greater job opportunities. They want to get out there and [...]

4 02, 2016

3 Brilliant Things to Do as a New Nonprofit CEO

By |February 4th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 3 Brilliant Things to Do as a New Nonprofit CEO

Are you a first time CEO or the top executive at a new organization? I’ve had the privilege to serve as CEO for both a nonprofit and social enterprise. Being a leader of a nonprofit takes a lot of thought. Times are changing quickly and in today’s fast-paced world, you have staff, donors and others [...]

25 01, 2016

This Is Why I Appreciate YOU… YOU MATTER

By |January 25th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on This Is Why I Appreciate YOU… YOU MATTER

I’ve been on the receiving end of someone telling me I would amount to nothing in my life. In fact, I will never forget a teacher in high school telling me that many years ago. It hurt. And, it stayed with me.   Fast forward decades later: since that day, I’ve been the president and [...]

5 01, 2016

5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

As you know, there’s been a lot of innovation and disruption happening in recent years, including in the nonprofit world. It’s even more important now that executives stay informed on these trends and ahead of the curve. You always want to position yourself as a leader and not spend time exclusively reacting to things that [...]

4 01, 2016

Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

Here we are in the first week of a brand new year. For most people it’s typically a good week. You still feel the turkey and ham hangover from the holidays. You’re enjoying the new toys you and your children received as gifts. You’re also basking in the glow of new opportunity. You say to [...]

8 10, 2015

Trust is the Secret Ingredient in the Sauce of Success

By |October 8th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Trust is the Secret Ingredient in the Sauce of Success

The other day, someone came up to me and asked me how I became successful in business and the nonprofit sectors. It could all be boiled down to one word – trust. A weak nonprofit or business leader may not recognize that there are a number of ways to earn and maintain the trust, or [...]

20 08, 2015

Commit Yourself: Right Or Wrong

By |August 20th, 2015|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Commit Yourself: Right Or Wrong

Risk is important. And failure is just as important. We’re in a new world here, folks. Fortune most definitely favors the brave. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Today, I want to write about commitment. Leadership, success, money and opportunity – all of those ideas and realities are about commitment. I’ve been in the [...]