The face on a special needs child just makes one want to smile. The exhilaration this young women is feeling is obvious and the life-long impact this moment has on her will be profound.
WOW. That’ really all I can say after watching Soul Surfer – a movie everyone should watch.
I am not entirely sure how much is factual and how much was based on creative license, but either way it is one of the most inspiring and motivational movies I have ever seen. The casting is simply perfect — Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid how can you go wrong?
In a recent BBB article it was announced that the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance, which is the Better Business Bureau’s charity watchdog arm, will begin a new initiative to verify the truthfulness of charitable appeals.
The article quotes H. Art Taylor the President & CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance – Taylor says: “We are concerned about the extent to which charities are not providing sufficient oversight over paid fundraising firms, these firms sometimes employ more aggressive and potentially misleading tactics to increase donor response”.
Are you a transformative nonprofit leader? You need to be.
We are in a transformative period of not just how fundraising is accomplished but also how nonprofit services and programs are developed, managed and provided to the public served.
In his recent article at Fast Company, Scott Anthony, the Managing Director at the innovation consulting firm Innosight, laid out a compelling view on creating a culture of innovation entitled, How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation?
The success of any robust and successful fundraising process centers on four basic steps. They hold true for all levels and types of fundraising, but they are particularly essential for any successful capital campaign or major gift program.
Which means you have to use your intuition and common sense rather than some impersonal or overly mechanical system. It’s important that the process is genuine, sincere and donor-focused. It must, above all things, focus on the person — who they are and what they are interested in — long before the financial aspects of the process come into play.
I was driving my daughter home from freshman college orientation and decided to make good use of our time together to do my fatherly thing – offer lessons in life. After all, I am her father and she is heading into her next big phase in life.