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...

December 17, 2018

I am writing this blog because of a recent article by The NonProfit Times entitled Don’t Pay Consultants a Percentage and also because of a recent phone conversation that I had with a professional contact who inquired about nonprofit consultant compensation.  I have al...

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....

January 9, 2018

With the American economy continuing to improve, many people are considering a job change. The nonprofit sector is experiencing increased vacancies, especially in top leadership roles. Some are retiring while others are jumping ship to work for another organization.


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...

September 26, 2016

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people are persuading someone to make a purchase.

In his book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Daniel Pink writes the f...

June 29, 2016

What it is:  Return on investment (ROI) measures the gain or loss generated on an investment relative to the amount of money invested. ROI is usually expressed as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, to compare a company's profitability...

May 10, 2016


“Ethics are behavioral standards that individuals, organizations, and societies apply and generally adhere to as acceptable.  An individual’s ethical standards are normally defined and developed by family, religious beliefs, friends, and societal practices. These stan...

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