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Making the Donors the Hero of the Story

How many times have you opened your inbox to see an email from a nonprofit that starts something like this: “If you give just 15 cents a day, nonprofit X  can save the life of a child living in poverty.” Or, “Nonprofit X is the best steward of your dollars. 95% of your donations go […]
April 2, 2020
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What's the Best Leadership Advice You've Received? 7 Nuggets From My Years As A Nonprofit CEO

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a junkie for the latest trends in business or leadership books. I am the kind of person who loves envisioning ways to enable cultures to thrive and processes to be more efficient and effective. Honestly, whenever you're hired as a turnaround CEO with nonprofits facing financial shortfalls and burned […]
March 25, 2020
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Donors Aren’t ATM Machines!

During my tenure leading charitable organizations, there is one thing that I quickly noticed. It was happening in my organizations and when I looked around, I saw it happening in other mission focused organizations as well. The “it” I’m referring to is that we sometimes treated our donors like they were ATM machines. When we […]
March 9, 2020
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Three Words for 2020

Happy New Year! You may be totally into new year's resolutions. But if you're like me, they don't work very well for execution on a daily basis. Mainly because what I need are guideposts along the way that help me make focused decisions. So, what I've found much more helpful is a practice called “My […]
January 2, 2020
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