March 7, 2014
As you watch the Olympics, you can’t help but be impressed with how fit and well-trained the athletes are. And how they leave everything on the field as they give it all to try to win a coveted Olympic medal. The fitness and preparation come from the rigor and discipline of countless hours of training […]
February 27, 2014
I’ve got this deep-seated fear. That fear is that too many non-profit boards are doing more harm than good.
Sure, I believe that the vast majority of those who serve on non-profit boards are well-meaning. But they are often serving in a vital role without a clear understanding of the issues that impact the effectiveness of a non-profit, especially when it comes to fundraising.
February 10, 2014
People believe that, without wealth, they are vulnerable. That they have no true security. In fact, I think most people believe that the amount of wealth they gain will directly impact the degree to which they will be secure.
I think that’s an offense to God.
February 3, 2014
Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 5 that those who see money as their source of security (their love) will never have enough.
There was a moment in my life, several years ago, when I was hit directly with the meaning of this passage and it changed my thinking.
January 23, 2014
I thought about these words when I read our groundbreaking nine-month research project focused on the online fundraising experience among 151 charitable organizations (100 of which are on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 400). My first thought was, “You can do better than that.”
January 10, 2014
In a recent article published by the Huffington Post, advice is offered for fundraising in the new year. While the article shares some good ideas like being honest, leveraging mobile communications, and keeping donors updated on the impact of your organization, the mistake, as usual, is a focus on tactics rather than strategy.