Are you scripting your speeches?

Originally posted on Everything Case (for Support):
To script or not to script is a topic that inevitably surfaces this time of year, as nonprofits move into the gala and event season. My experience is that the opinions on either side of this coin are firm. But it’s not a matter of either or. There…

Doctor’s Word

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go – Dr. Seuss An important word from our doctor.

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….

United Way – Play60

This video shows the joint effort between The White House, The NFL, and The United Way that is designed get American youth active and fit. The First Lady has been a champion of youth fitness and the United Way has long been an advocate for community activism so it is no shock that both would…

Special Thanks!

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” ~Henry David Thoreau A special thanks is extended to all nonprofits that promote literacy and the passion for the written word.  

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…

Did you hear that?

I recently had a meeting with a potential client. The gentleman was passionate about his cause, frustrated with the red tape surrounding grant proposals and was eager to get more proposals out the door for sake of his client-base. During the meeting, which lasted for about 60 minutes, I probably got 5 minutes worth of…