Ed Bogle – Moving from Scarcity Thinking to Focused Impact

– Ed Bogle   Most nonprofits have very broad and lofty mission statements. In an attempt to satisfy the greater needs of their “target” constituencies they often spread their resources, dollars and people over too many fronts, in a noble attempt to achieve their broader mission. This leaves them in a mode of scarcity, constantly…

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Small Business Saturday: Are You Ready?

– Sandy Birkenmaier   Small Business Saturday was begun by American Express in 2010 to encourage everyone to shop at small local brick and mortar stores. It can be equally important for small nonprofit organizations. The purpose of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to shop local every Saturday, but two days after Thanksgiving…

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Increasing Donor Comfort Levels

– Russell Dennis   Anything your nonprofit organization can do to stand out from the crowd is important. Donors have become more sophisticated in recent years when it comes to choosing causes to support. New nonprofits have been coming online at a rate of about 25,000 per year over the last few years. Many of…

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Desmond Tutu – Lessons from a Legend

– Bishop Desmond Tutu   As our globe shrinks geographically, economically, and socially, it is more important to live together across cultural, racial, and ever-blurring borderlines. I have learned many lessons on performance that have led to great things being accomplished and many yet to come. Lessons from a Legend – When you do business…

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Marcia McFee – Planning and Creativity

– Dr. Marcia McFee   We must talk about the processes of creativity: how we can work with each other, where the pitfalls are, and how we have different working styles. Those working styles can really be an asset at times, and, at times, can bog us down. People work in so many different ways.…

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