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.
Future Philanthropy: The Tech, Trends & Talent Defining New Civic Leadership, have been announced as the winner of the ‘social change’ category at the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest international book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. I’m thrilled that my book (that was born out of this blog) has […]Read More Future philanthropy Wins International Indie Book Award!!!
I have been reading up on the concept of narrative therapy after an article on LinkedIn recently piqued my interest. Not only from a personal point of view – after all, understanding our experiences are our experiences and that our past has to be seen as a window rather than as a mirror – but, […]Read More Retelling the stories of our career – Narrative therapy for nonprofit fundraisers.
To Sherylynn Sealy, philanthropy means giving, sharing wealth, and investment, but it is quite obvious that there is something much more spiritual in her motivations, thoughts and actions. This interview showed me that saying philanthropy is both an art and a science does its role in our community a real disservice, it ultimately includes a […]Read More [Rising Stars In Philanthropy] The Art Of Faith In A More Courageous Philanthropy
It’s 2022! The year we have been optimistically waiting for the past month – the year we move out of the fog of COVID and the year we get back to normal. The year where our resolutions could be grander than simply ‘getting through the year’ or ‘having a drink with my friends’. But after […]Read More 100 Small Ways To Lift Up Your Nonprofit Career This Year Without Really Trying…
2021 was a big year for me and this blog with my book coming out at the end of October. The blog really primed the sector for my project and was a great/natural extension for my thoughts on the sector and where it may go over the coming decade. I look forward to 2022 with […]Read More TOP 5 FUTURE PHILANTHOPY POSTS of ’21
Over the past couple of years I’ve found myself beginning to change my tune on the impact of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations as a transformative source of charity over the short- to mid-term, from negligible to fathomable, meaning that there may be some depth to it. Look, I’m intrigued by the proposition of digital […]Read More 5 PREDICTIONS FOR THE USE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY & BLOCKCHAIN IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR NEXT YEAR