One easy step to help your development staff succeed

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Journal, Non-Profit | 4 Comments

Today your development staff will: Update event details on your website Arrange for trash pick up at a breakfast meeting for teams Talk with your mail house about whether they should send a 4×6 or a 5×7 postcard Try to identify a donor database an fundraising platform that works with your antiquated accounting system. Pour over […]

Logo4Good – Winner Announced

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Design, Journal, Logo4Good, News, Non-Profit | No Comments

          Update – Habitat Young Professionals of Charlotte logo.   Update – Habitat Young Professionals of Charlotte were selected to get the free logo by your votes.   We are offering a free logo to one of the follwoing non-profit organizations, and you’re going to help us decide. Read a bit about […]

Grilled Cheese as Community Action

Grilled Cheese as Community Action

  Recipe for change: 1 Part Converted School Bus 1 Part Locally Sourced Ingredients 1 Part Youth Job Training   What you end up with is a food truck dream, gourmet grilled cheese and social change. The Grilled Cheese Bus is a Triangle Area nonprofit food truck that  is training youth in entrepreneurship, marketing, financial literacy,  and sustainability.  Profits from the bus […]

Nonprofit Events – Untapped Marketing for Small Biz

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Journal, Marketing, Non-Profit | 24 Comments

Had lunch with a new small business client this week, and it sparked a great conversation regarding how small businesses can and should be using nonprofit events as marketing opportunities.  During my career in nonprofit, I’ve seen some businesses make outstanding connections through this type of marketing, but I’ve also seen many small business who […]

Brand for sale – 8.5 million dollars

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Journal, Marketing, Non-Profit | 5 Comments

  Buckets for the Cure, the new Susan G. Komen/ KFC partnership has 50 cents of every bucket of the Colonel’s best going to the breast cancer organization. To date the program has raised 2.35 million dollars for Cancer research. However the fact that Komen would partner with a fast food chain to raise funds, […]

Join our latest class – A nonprofits guide to Facebook, Causes, and the Social Graph

March 3rd – Raleigh, NC 1804 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27605 This course offers a conversational approach to moving your nonprofit organization into Facebook and Causes.  We will be covering an array of Facebook/Causes topics specifically for non-profits including: Why Facebook? Why Now? Learn just how big Facebook has become and how it can be leveraged […]

Job Search In Non-profit Requires Elbow Grease

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Journal, Non-Profit, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me to give some job search pointers to a young woman who had recently been laid off from her non-profit position.  I get similar requests from folks on a regular basis due to my position as a non-profit executive, but also because of my early roots in […]

Your non-profit is selling a product whether you like it or not.

A colleague sent me an article today that I wanted to expand on a bit and share with you.  The post was for the “Diary of a Social Venture Start-up” over at The point of the article is pretty straight forward and something I’m sure  most of us would agree with perception is important, […]