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The Nonprofit Exchange Interviews

Leading a Community Organization Focused on Community Needs
What to do when you have had enough of the Corporate BS
The Best Small Business In the World: Building a High-Performance Culture with a Vision of Meaning
The Better Way to Understand Nonprofit Accounting
What Success Looks Like For Your Leadership Style: Interview with Leadership Expert Robert Jordan
Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game with Hardy Smith
The Nonprofit Exchange - Transformational Philanthropy from the Donor’s Perspective
Avoiding Strategic Planning Pitfalls: Interview with Planning Expert Carol Hamilton

Parting Lessons from Zig Ziglar


Ever meet someone who leaves a lasting impression forever?

You might connect briefly or know someone over many years.  Yet, that heart-to-heart connection is felt deeply.  And you never forget.

Zig Ziglar was one of those people.  While I only spoke with him once in person, I heard him speak on stage several times.  He was one of the most…

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How to Make Friends with Your Mind

Do you sometimes feel that things seem to "happen to you?" Life is filled with many occurrences that seem to defy explanation. Some of us seem to struggle in every area of our lives, while others appear to breeze through with everything falling into place. The latter group is made up of people who are happy most of the time. So, what's the secret? Are some of us destined to have better fortune that others? Did they get instruction book outlining the methods to find fulfillment in their…

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A Lawyer's Spiritual Defense

Sometimes the best resistance to a sense of “raging chaos” is non-resistance

A good and spiritual friend of mine once posed the question: “How do you resist insanity?”

Then she answered her own question.

“The only way for me, as an individual, to resist is to hold on to who I am amidst all of the forces that want to turn me into something else.”

At first, I thought: “What a wonderful answer! It truly is all about staying…

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What's Next, Staying Present in Uncertain Times

If you watch the news, you may have concluded that the world is burning down! There is lots of uncertainty around the economy, how we treat each other, and the appearance of hostile divisiveness. Now is the time to step back and remind yourself about the principles you live by every day. What's your "North Star?" What is the thing you were put on planet Earth to do? It is a time to contemplate the vision and mission of the organization you started to make a difference in the world. Does the…

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Donor Relations: How to Stay In Touch with Donors

Donors give money to create impact – making a difference. Often we only thank them at the time of the donation, but don’t stay in touch, then next year when asking for another donation they find excused to opt-out of giving again. It’s important to have a donor relations person managing a donor relations process through a system, which often includes software – a contact management software. How to you stay in touch with donors? What method (email, US Mail, phone, meetings and visits, etc.)?…

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How to Engage and Inspire Board Members

In my experience, board members are engaged during the strategic planning process, If they think of it, then they will see that it gets done…with one condition, there must be an action plan with 1) Action Item; 2) Champion (Who gets it done); and 3) Action Date (start date, completion date, draft copy date, etc) What are other ways you see to engage board members? What have you tried and worked? and What didn’t work?

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