When the Floor Becomes the Ceiling

Recently I had the pleasure of presenting Elephants in the Nonprofit Board Room™ at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Conference in San Francisco. One of the attendees followed up with me and shared, “I’m very proud that we have a 100% giving board. However, there seems to be confusion where board members perceive a […] Read more

Sep, 26, 2017


What Can Strategic Planning do for You?

In an earlier post, I wrote about strategic planning being a critical tool for your organization’s success. A strategic plan describes where your organization is going by laying out measurable goals and explaining why those goals are important. A strategic plan also describes how your organization is going to achieve those goals by creating a […] Read more

Sep, 26, 2017


Why Don’t You Do Strategic Planning?

Having a strategic plan—a consciously-chosen and clearly-defined framework for moving forward towards achieving the organization’s mission—offers many potential benefits ranging from improved performance, greater client satisfaction and saving time and money. But organizational leaders have countless excuses for not having a formal strategic plan. Does your organization do strategic planning? If not, why not?

Aug, 22, 2017


Having Goals Matters

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.

“Which road do I take?” she asked.

“Where do you want to go?” was his response.

“I don’t know,” Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “It doesn’t matter.”

–Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Jun, 23, 2017


Are You Mobile Minded?

Mobile mindedness sounds easy, right? I mean most of us are so connected to our cell phones, conjoined twins have gone through easier separations. It’s funny to think that we—the people who would rather risk our lives in a car than put our cells down—are sometimes the most likely to forget the need to be […] Read more

May, 15, 2017


Millennials in Service

Admittedly, I didn’t engage in my first service project selflessly. I felt pushed into it like many other Millennials. Look at the scholarships available. Most of them require active involvement in service. Want to be competitive and well-rounded on your college and graduate school applications? Throw in some community service experience. Leadership positions in the […] Read more

May, 08, 2017


The Millennial Mindset: Making a Difference

Millennials are often given a bad rep. This blog highlights their giving back in the community and general attitude towards philanthropic missions.

Apr, 15, 2017


Board Members Really Want to Help….or Do They?

Sometimes the answer isn’t as obvious as we would like it to be.

Mar, 06, 2017


Big Ideas for Nevada’s Big Give

7 creative ideas to boost your Big Give strategy.

Feb, 14, 2017


Bringing the Board to Nevada’s Big Give

See what Stacey has to say about getting your Board involved with Nevada’s Big Give.

Feb, 14, 2017


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