Buffalo Bills, NFL Man of the Year point a Way Forward for Nonprofits
Over the past several weeks information and events have unfolded that should have caused everyone who runs or cares about a small to medium sized nonprofit to take heart and [...]
Full Circle’s Future?
As 2022 comes to a close Full Circle Charities is faced with a lot of changes and choices. For the last 25 years Barbara and I have worked hand in [...]
Tennies for Tots Update
When we started this blog six month ago, we set a goal to double the donations and budget of Tennies for Tots in 2022. Tennies for Tots is an all-volunteer [...]
A Fresh Look at How We Run Nonprofits
I first met Becky, at the time Kanis, Margiotta at a Homeless or Housing conference, over two decades ago in Phoenix Arizona. I was new to nonprofit leadership having spent [...]
Asking Your Friends to Donate to your Favorite Nonprofit
Did you ever wonder why it is so hard to ask those you know best to help a nonprofit you are involved with? Why do we balk when thinking about [...]
AZ Tax Credit is a Mixed Blessing for Nonprofits
Over two decades ago when the Arizona legislator passed the first tax credit bill, many nonprofit leaders were sure this would stem the trend of less and less households making [...]
We have all had someone smile at us in a difficult situation and say ”It’s not a problem, it’s an opportunity. “ Arizona nonprofits have suffered through two difficult years, publicly hosted fund raising events were scuttled. And the volunteer workforce we used to complete many of our tasks stayed home, because they worried about contact with the virus. And the “Great Resignation” has made filling low paying job openings even more difficult...
Please and Thank You
All nonprofits are in the personal relationship business. Whether it’s the people you serve or the volunteer and donors who support you. The stronger you can make those relationships the closer your nonprofit will get towards completing its mission. And two of the key ingredients to a successful relationship are learning how to ask “please” and say “thank you”. Most of us started working...
Turkey Tuesday 2021 Misses Mark
As a former member of the St Vincent de Paul Society, a Vincentian I watched this year’s iteration of Turkey Tuesday with great interest. Turkey Tuesday is a state wide event and is a small part of Eddie Basha’s amazing legacy. He and and the St Vincent de Pau Society started the program as a means of providing Christmas dinner, for those who without help may not have had a real Christmas dinner. The turkeys were collected...