Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion is the title I came up with for an article after experiencing LaRose’s keynote address at NANOE’s 2019 Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo titled Overcoming the House of Org. Granted, I’d already read his industry best-selling book RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY but was astonished by his onstage charisma and the brazen way he confronted the outdated practices and broken leadership that’s rampant throughout the nonprofit sector!
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, […]
Jack Horak says, “Capitalism is always being criticized in fundamental ways, while philanthropy generally escapes serious scrutiny.” I am juxtaposing the two this way because there is a new wave of thought about reforming capitalism that simultaneously (if unwittingly) begs as many questions about philanthropy. The new wave thought readily embraces capitalism’s ability to create wealth, but wants to spread it around more widely — not by taxation and redistribution, but at the level of corporate […]
Maxie Carpenter says a lot of things. Here’s what he has to say about charity and free market enterprise principles. I’ve been encouraging Nonprofits since the 2008 US financial collapse to look at their organizations more like a business. The rationale made sense to me coming from the for-profit marketplace, where most of my career was in retail. The most significant obstacle I faced was the resistance to change in the culture pf Nonprofits, especially […]