Scrambled Brains – Time for Back-to-Basics

Scrambled Brains – Time for Back-to-Basics

Since the start of the new year I’ve had so much on my plate that I’ve been feeling like that frog my science teacher made me kill in junior high school. You remember those days. Each student was given a long needle and we were told to stick it in a certain area of the frog’s head and...
Nonprofits Need to Lose the “Free” Mindset.  Now.  Please.

Nonprofits Need to Lose the “Free” Mindset. Now. Please.

There’s an old adage (cliche’?) that “you get what you pay for.” Try telling that to nonprofit organizations. Several years back I worked with a small nonprofit agency with an annual budget of approximately half a million dollars.  Early on in my role as development director – and throughout...
Nonprofit Resources – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Nonprofit Resources – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Last week I published my listing of online resources culled from readers of The Grow Report. Nonprofit news, writing and editing, marketing, blogs, social media – the resources poured in. It’s a fairly extensive lineup of websites nonprofit professionals use on a regular basis.  You can...
… And What Does Cesar Millan Have to Do With Online Giving?

… And What Does Cesar Millan Have to Do With Online Giving?

If Paula Dean provides an example of how a larger than life personality and killer branding can overcome mediocre email marketing, Cesar Millan is a classic example of how an equally big personality gets email marketing right. If you’re not familiar with Cesar, star of the National Geographic show,...