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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, the largest online charitable giving day of the year. In 2017, an estimated $274 million dollars was processed in online giving to nonprofit organizations.

Through the year, I examine NPO's online charitable...

November 9, 2018

Towards the end of every year, businesses and organizations begin analyzing how they've done, where they stand, and how they're lining up against their goals. If your fiscal year doesn't align with the calendar year, you may only be a...

October 1, 2018

Although South Carolina temperatures don't really feel it, fall is upon us, and for a lot of people and companies, fall is a season of growth. For businesses, fall brings the holiday shopping season. For nonprofits, the charitable giv...

April 30, 2018

We hear it a lot now...messages, texts, and voicemails buzzing around, "We need to collab!" What does that look like in action?

When I worked in the military and DoD, collaboration was not a special project, it was an integral part of...

January 17, 2018

It's been a year and a half since we talked about Step Four....does that sound crazy? This is about the time period where an organization that has implemented serious strategic plans needs to pull it back out, download ALLLLL the anal...

October 11, 2016

A lot of our time in the nonprofit fund development world is focused on building and maintaining donor relationships, as it should be! Relationships are central to any long-term fund development program.

But many times, we get tunnel...

October 6, 2016

So I opened my mailbox yesterday and had a card from a pretty well-known charity. Curious, I popped it open and groaned. A turkey! It was October the fourth. 

OK, guys, we have to talk about timeliness. This may be more marketing tha...

July 13, 2016

Did I just hear you groan?

Probably. The words "strategic planning" have become like dirty words in some circles. Many times, organizations spend a lot of money having some outside firm make a strategic plan for them that ultimately ga...

July 12, 2016

Hey y'all! I did step away for about a week and spent some time relaxing with my family. My kids are home all day during summer break, and I wanted to enjoy some time with them over the July 4th holiday week!

This is not only an excuse...