November 24, 2019

An update to a blog written a couple years ago.

What will you be remembered for? Someone who was content at work?  Someone who earned a large salary?  I believe that most of us want a sense of meaning and purpose.

Over the years, I was fortunate to have had two grea...

September 9, 2018

Editor's Note: This is an update of a blog that was posted on June 16, 2017.

Whether you’re securing a new job, or if you are a sales person at a company or a fundraiser at a non-profit, it comes down to relationships.  Organizations truly are the people who work there....

November 18, 2017

I always emphasize to those organizations who I work for the importance of saying “Thank You.”  I encourage them to thank their benefactors every opportunity they can…both verbally and in writing, including thank you notes and letters.  A prompt Thank You is the #1 rea...

May 2, 2017

The earliest use of the Golden Rule was in ancient Egypt, possibly as early as 2040 BC.  The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  Many people aspire to live by the Golden Rule.

However, for nearly 25 years I have aspired to what today...

April 9, 2017

If you’re following postings on LinkedIn, you likely have read about the “black hole” associated with an online search for work.  The Internet was supposed to make it easier for applicants to find jobs and for companies to find qualified applicants. Yet it’s such a mes...

April 18, 2016

Relevant change is important among almost all industries.  I emphasize the importance of relevant change that will benefit you and your organization, both personally and financially.


Unfortunately, many don’t embrace change that will help them or their organization. 



February 1, 2016


It’s the chicken or the egg syndrome. An organization must have a strong mission and accompanying programs and services to attract donors. Adequate funding allows a charity to accomplish their mission by delivering successful programs and services for their constituen...

January 19, 2016


The IRS has found that tax evasion is rampant in nonprofits.  Because of this, the IRS has generated a list of some common tax evasion scams.  As a donor, you should be concerned if your donation to a 501(c)(3) organization is being spent on the organization’s stated...

January 8, 2016



According to Merriam-Webster, fraud can be defined as:


Fraud (noun \ˈfrȯd\)

  • the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person

  • a person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick people

  • a copy of somethin...

December 11, 2015

A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgment or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest.  Policies on conflicts of interest are some of the most important policies for a n...

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