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June 19, 2019

2018 Charitable Giving Soars Thanks to Tax Reform

I purchased an advanced copy of Giving USA’s 2018 Charitable Giving Report THREE MONTHS AGO. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive and have spent hours reading it’s findings. Here’s what I’ve discovered: 2018 Charitable Giving, generously shared by a spectrum of Americans, BROKE ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS totaling $427.27 billion (up from 2017’s $410.02 billion) as predicted by my article one year ago What Tax Reform Means for Charity: more Money, Money, Money. Here’s what’s […]
June 19, 2019

6 Reasons To Pay Board Members

Pay Board Members? Last week, with great fanfare and applause, NANOE honored their Board Members with financial compensation for their service to the charitable sector. NANOE’s president, Louis Fawcett, issued checks in the amount of $1,000 for their board meeting held during NANOE’s Convention & Expo in Charleston, SC. During his presentation Fawcett posed the question, “You may not pay your board members but if you did…WHICH ONES WOULD YOU KEEP?” The crowd responded with […]
September 7, 2019

Cynthia Kersey – Unstoppable Foundation Says, “Believe”

Cynthia Kersey says it’s that time of year again when many children are preparing for a new school year, armed with the essentials — notepads, pencils and backpacks. And in the Unstoppable community of Chepkebit, the children are heading to school as well, but with essentials of a whole other level — clean water, healthy food, healthcare and bright new classrooms. We checked in on the students on our recent Founder & Friends trip. Excited chatter and […]
October 16, 2019

CFRE vs. NANOE – Which Credential Benefits Me Most?

Over the past year I’ve received several calls from friends and colleagues asking me about my CFRE, CNE, CDE & CNC credentials. I’ve had my CFRE for years and was one of the first executives to achieve CNE, CDE, CNC. I joined Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 1998 and have been a member of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) since its inception. I’ve immersed myself in the cultures of both organizations, […]