A Word of Wisdom for Professors

The Chronicle of Higher Education- How to Help New Hires Get Research Money Karen M. Markin August 14, 2013 Advice Do your job better[1]   A Reaction: I first came across this article in my Facebook newsfeed. As a knee jerk reaction (which I will explain later) I immediately gravitated to the title like a…

Facebook – What is it Good for? Part II

In “Facebook – What is it Good For? Part I”, I talk about the importance of Facebook in nonprofits as staff can use the tool to tell their organization’s story to the public. In this article, I will talk about the power of the “Like”. No, this is not a simile gone out of control:…

Facebook – What is it Good For? Part I

While I was in grad school I was prone to marvel about the power of social media. Historic events such as the political revolution in Egypt to less significant social flash mobs here in the states – we see the impact that social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, and simple mass texting programs) provides our…

Stereotypes Are Good

Have you ever stereotyped someone? The topic of stereotypes and their role in philanthropy is of special interest to me as an African American professional in this field; but the message ought to be equally important for anyone who communicates across generational gaps. You may be surprised to read the next sentence. I like stereotypes….

Don’t Trip Over The Fiscal Cliff

Don’t Trip Over The Fiscal Cliff The gap of the political landscape continues to increase months after a polarizing election. The fiscal cliff is a metaphor that both sides of the aisle use in a vain attempt to move the opposition to action. The Chronicle of Philanthropy (The Chron), the authority of nonprofit news, has…

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for More

A friend of mine recently forwarded the following blog link to me. The author dives into 8 of the most common, and perhaps most detrimental, mistakes a nonprofit development team can do with their donor relations. The author’s list concludes with an eight point that urges the reader to make a sincere thank you to…