You are no doubt still living in a 2D reality if you didn’t hear about this week’s new Apple product release. While there were innovations in systems, apps and tools it was the announcement of the Vision Pro AR Headset that created the most buzz and not in the ways you would come to think […]
Read More A New Vision For Nonprofits Or Just More Temporary Scaffolding Of Change?
I really enjoyed this week. You see it was Alumni Week at work, an opportunity to invite folks back to campus and be inspired through engaging panels, tours and coffees, lots of coffees. As you know I’m on the record as previously describing my role as just drinking coffee and connecting people (As you can […]
Read More Better conference moderators equals better nonprofit conversations.
Like many social entrepreneurs out there, many of my ideas come from lived experiences – that moment when you think to yourself this task could be so much simpler if we did it another way. One such time was while I navigated the arduous task of house hunting in a new city during the pandemic. […]
Read More Holograms – A Way to Enhance Nonprofit Service Delivery Or Just Another Tech Mirage
Whenever I am asked about fundraising from someone outside of the sector the question of ‘but aren’t you all just fighting for the same resources’ comes up. And like any optimist the reply is always a sharp, confident reply of ‘well, we will just expand the pie’. That fundraising pie as you might know does […]
Read More BAKE SALES ARE NOT FUNDRAISERS SO LET’S MAKE THEM IN 3D.
2022 was a very big year for me and my family with the cornerstone of this being the big move back to Australia after residing in the U.S. for over a decade (and the first time ever living overseas for my wife and kids). In what was a very, very busy period of change, I’m […]
Read More THE THINKERS THAT INSPIRED MY BIGGEST YEAR YET (…AND THEIR BOOKS!)
I have written quite a few articles about chatbots and no/low code AI in the past year but have seen nothing quite as promising at this moment in time than ChatGPT. After spending the past few days playing around with the platform which was launched this week by the OpenAI group and is already over […]
Read More How can nonprofits strike a ‘prose’ using ChatGPT beyond just text generation?
Innovation in a nonprofit organization can mean a variety of things. It can mean something new – a process, a service, or a project, it can be something new to you – an approach, a tech add-on, or a partnership, but one thing we fail to realize is that it can also be the simple act […]
Read More Innovation by subtraction
I recently was asked to make a presentation to my peers on the donor cultivation cycle. When I was perusing Google images for that all important stock image of what it looks like it struck me that there hasn’t really been much innovation around the process. Yes, one or two offerings had a simplified 4 […]
Read More FUNDRAISING & WASHING MACHINES – WHAT IS THE BEST CYCLE TO SET?
For all the talk of big data, how many nonprofits, foundations, and national associations truly have the capacity to use it in a way that could find innovative new ways to tackle some of the most critical issues of our time? This might be the case for larger foundations sitting on billion-dollar endowments. But even […]
Read More NO NEED FOR ANALYSTS – TRANSLATING NONPROFIT DATA INTO OPPORTUNITY
The sector doesn’t talk enough about scale. My opinion has always been one borne out of frustration. One where successful businesses can produce their products at a cheaper cost when they sell more, yet one where nonprofits are ultimately punished for their successful programs because they have to hire more staff and seek more funds […]
Read More We Must Fund Replication Efforts If We Are To Scale Promising Social Programs In Our Society.