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24 03, 2015

Crowdfunding: How Your Nonprofit Can Get Started

By |March 24th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Crowdfunding: How Your Nonprofit Can Get Started

  As I noted recently in a recent article about social media, Nonprofit Tech for Good reported last year that nonprofits that use crowdfunding raise $9,237 per campaign. That’s a very good amount of money coming from social media platforms. If your organization is interested in getting into the crowdfunding space to raise money, here [...]

12 03, 2015

The Importance of Diversity in the Philanthropic Sector

By |March 12th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on The Importance of Diversity in the Philanthropic Sector

Last year, the United States experienced protests across the nation once again exposing the racial tensions that exist underneath the surface in the country. Many social enterprise and nonprofits deal with the issues of diversity every day from wanting to ensure their boards and staffs and the people they serve represent various backgrounds. Social enterprise [...]

10 03, 2015

What Do Today’s Donors Want To See?

By |March 10th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on What Do Today’s Donors Want To See?

Business as usual is finished. Have you noticed? Donors today are demanding and looking for more from nonprofits. Millennials are not interested in being associated with their fathers’ charities. Today’s more sophisticated donors are also expecting more from organizations. No one is looking to donate money and then not hear again until the same time [...]

5 03, 2015

The Silent Social Enterprise or Nonprofit CEO

By |March 5th, 2015|blog, Nonprofit 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 [...]

26 02, 2015

Nonprofits and the Impossible Meetings

By |February 26th, 2015|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Nonprofits and the Impossible Meetings

I have seen it time and again. Many nonprofits require that their board members attend monthly meetings in person. I am also aware that some organizations mandate that board volunteers across the country still attend these meetings in person, even if they have to travel and disrupt their own work and life schedules on a [...]

4 07, 2011

5 Questions for Wayne Elsey

By |July 4th, 2011|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Questions for Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey spent the last year traveling to poverty-stricken cities and disaster-destroyed countries doling out free shoes to the needy. By most accounts, it was a good year for the Soles4Souls founder and CEO. But he’s also spent many of those months responding to criticism, thanks to a story in a local newspaper questioning the [...]