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Volunteer for the win-win

Volunteer for the win-win

In my blog this month, I address staff resistance to using volunteers in nonprofits. If you’re not a nonprofit ‘native’, you probably think the idea that any charity rejects free help is ridiculous! Trust me, it happens every day in nonprofits of all sizes and cause...
Six Ways to Overcome Volunteer Resistance

Six Ways to Overcome Volunteer Resistance

America’s nonprofits could not survive without volunteers and they play a key role in helping charities raise more money from the community. Volunteers give their time, talent and treasure to the causes they support, and organizations with a robust culture of...
Luck Is Not A Strategy For Nonprofit Success

Luck Is Not A Strategy For Nonprofit Success

Some nonprofits seem to have ‘the luck of the Irish.’ They win the big grants, they attract the big money donors, and they grow and thrive in seemingly rocky soil. It looks effortless to you, from the outside, so it’s easy to believe they have a supernatural secret to...
The better it gets, the better it gets

The better it gets, the better it gets

I am over the moon excited to announce the marriage of my daughter Cassandra on February 15, 2019! Family and friends gathered in the sunshine to see Cassie and Gavin Clark marry on Baby Beach in Kauai, Hawaii!   Their love story began a decade ago at the Academy...