Category: Giving Donations

April 26, 2021

Managing Donations to Charities

Perhaps the Warren Buffett approach to investing is a good guide to how we should manage our donations to charities. I’m not a stock market guru or an economist, although I was an investment Advisor in the mid-90’s for about 5 years, but it seems to me the Buffett approach could work for our donations. […]

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March 24, 2021

Pivoting

A pivot in business means fundamentally changing the direction of a business when you realize the current products or services are not meeting the needs of the market. The main goal of a pivot is to help a company improve revenue or survive in the market, but the way you pivot your business can make […]

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February 24, 2021

Hoping that the golf fundraiser and other in-person nonprofit events are not far off?

With golf fundraisers and other nonprofit events, hopefully, coming up over the next several months, I would like to share the following information for you to think about. Sponsorship: Where a business gives cash or other property it may not necessarily be a gift to the charity. If the expectation of the transaction is to […]

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January 24, 2021

Is money the only thing a nonprofit organization should think of when measuring success?

If businesses have embraced a “value based” approach to managing since it is imperative to make decisions that enhance and improve value for all stakeholders than why can’t nonprofits too? 1. Generating a return for investors is important but what about a return for supporters for nonprofits? 2. If employees need to be empowered in […]

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November 16, 2020

How to be a successful Board

1. All Board Members to make their own gift. 2. All Board Members to obtain their corporation’s gift, if applicable. 3. All Board Members to help identify individual donors you can approach. 4. All Board Members to identify corporate and foundation donors and/or sponsors you can approach. 5. Al Board Members to attend donor and/or […]

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September 18, 2020

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

I have been a volunteer for various nonprofit agencies since I was a teenager. I began as a teacher’s aid at Christine Meikle School where I was involved in helping develop functional daily living skills that students would need to transition to adult life in the community. In addition, I was involved in various volunteer […]

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August 12, 2020

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

  Many people balk at the idea of hiring a Consultant. Why pay someone to come in and do a job that I should be able to do? The reason you should hire a Consultant to help your organization, is because that individual has experience of finding and maintaining that balance. I got a call […]

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July 20, 2020

12 Giving Statistics Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention To

I revisited an older article I was looking at and reached out to Sumac / Silent Partner Software to see if it would be okay to include in my latest Blog post and social media. I have been using Sumac as a Donor Data base with several clients as it is easy to use and […]

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June 16, 2020

Does your nonprofit need a Donor Data Base?

Excel is a great tool and has many great uses, but if you want to bring your mid-size nonprofit to the next level, you really need a Donor Data Base. Here are some reasons why: – You waste a ridiculous amount of time entering information again and again because your data is in multiple spreadsheets […]

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May 12, 2020

Let us not lose our optimism…

These are difficult times in the world at present, however, I hope we will not lose our optimism that things will turn out alright. The world is incredibly challenging, especially, for nonprofits given that donors and sponsors are also struggling. These are important times to think outside the box as we struggle with social distancing […]

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