February 27, 2020
January 28, 2020
Association of Fundraising Professionals Exceeded

Has Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Exceeded Their Expiration Date?

“Has Association of Fundraising Professionals Exceeded Their Expiration Date?” is a question I recently posed to author and veteran fundraiser Jimmy LaRose. Why ask Jimmy? He’s been in nonprofit management for over three decades and exited AFP (with quite a bit of attention from the Nonprofit Sector) to launch the
December 31, 2019
2020 Nonprofit Conferences Jimmy LaRose NANOE Controversy

Top 10 “Can’t Miss” 2020 Nonprofit Conferences

Here’s your list of 2020 Nonprofit Conferences you won’t want to miss! Inside Charity loves nonprofits. We are in awe of the important work you accomplish in your communities and around the world. There’s nothing more satisfying to our editors when you, OUR SECTOR’S GREAT CHAMPIONS achieve significant impact. With that said, one important aspect of your organizational growth involves Adult Continuing Education. We want to encourage you to financially invest in conferences and trainings […]
November 22, 2019
Maxie Carpenter Inside Charity

Maxie Carpenter Says, “Nonprofits Must Operate As For-Profits”

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 […]
October 17, 2019
Jack Horak NANOE TANGO

Jack Horak Says, “Capitalism Is Philanthropy’s True Cornerstone!”

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 […]
October 16, 2019
CFRE vs. CNC CDE CNE NANOE

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, […]
September 7, 2019
Jimmy LaRose Charity

Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion – Video

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!
June 19, 2019
2018 Charitable Giving Tax Cut Job Act Jimmy LaRose

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 […]
April 7, 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 […]
January 19, 2019
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Broken for Good: Documentary Film Shoot In Charleston, SC

Broken for Good: The Way Charity Works In The United States of America is a full length documentary film in its third year of production and will open in theaters in Spring 2020. Broken for Good was slated for a much earlier release but had to be extended because of the myriad of revelations the filmmakers discovered during their research. What was once a 2 year film shoot has turned into a 5 year passion project, in […]
January 12, 2019
Is NANOE Legitimate - Bishop Redfern II

Is NANOE Legitimate? Nonprofits Have Answered

Is NANOE Legitimate? Despite universal praise from donors, foundations, executives, volunteers and board members celebrating NANOE’s alternative to nonprofit dysfunction, the question – Is NANOE Legitimate – continues to be raised by National Networks, State Associations, For-Profit Consultancies and Industry Media Outlets. Why? The answer is simple – NANOE’s founders are messing with everybody’s money.
January 4, 2020
PAAS Kay Stout

PAAS Rescues 5,000th Dog for Adoption – Kay Stout

PAAS (Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, pronounced “paws”) opened on historic Route 66 in Vinita, OK, on April, 2015. PAAS is dedicated to the rescue, temporary care, and adoption of homeless and unwanted cats and dogs. PAAS has created a number of innovative programs to accomplish our mission. Through these programs, PAAS: Subsidized spay/neuter services for animals belonging to income-qualified pet owners Conducts out-of- state transport for homeless dogs from Oklahoma municipal shelters Manages a Trap-Neuter- Release […]
January 4, 2020
Jim Eskin Fundraising

Jim Eskin publishes 10 Simple Fundraising Lessons

Jim Eskin, a San Antonio-based fundraising trainer and consultant, announced the publication of his book, 10 Simple Fundraising Lessons, a common-sense guide to overcoming the fear of asking for gifts. The lessons in Eskin’s book are based on his career as a higher education fundraising professional and his experience training non-profit board members, staff and volunteers. Since founding Eskin Fundraising Training, LLC, last year, he has led some 50 workshops and training sessions attended by […]
December 29, 2019
Maxie Carpenter Shares 2020 New Years Resolutions

Maxie Carpenter Shares, “Top 5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2020”

Maxie Carpenter shares the top five 5 RC Factors (Resistance to Change) in the Nonprofit Sector. The timing couldn’t be better to highlight five (5) recommendations for Nonprofits to adopt as New Year’s resolutions moving into 2020. These recommendations are deriving from five (5) significant trends that are reshaping the sector and will force Nonprofit organizations to either adapt and transform or be left behind. 1. The need to increase compensation for Staff will no […]
November 22, 2019
Giving Assistant

Giving Assistant – 9 Ideas for Raising More Money

Giving Assistant and Laura Newcomer share 9 ideas for raising more money. That’s a question heard around nonprofit headquarters across America—and sometimes it’s accompanied by a lot of hand-wringing or face-palming or (if you’re really feeling stuck) the occasional bout of tears. When you’ve been working in the nonprofit space for a while, it’s easy to feel like all the good fundraising ideas have already been taken. We won’t sugarcoat it: It’s true that bake […]
October 26, 2019
Lending Tree Inside Charity

Lending Tree Says, “American Generosity is Unprecedented”

Lending Tree performed a recent survey further confirming that the U.S. has been the most generous country in the world for nearly 250 years and over 60% of Americans say they’ve donated to charity; 34% did so more than once. (See Jimmy LaRose’s 2018 Charitable Giving Soars Thanks to Tax Reform to learn more.) Lending Tree surveyed over 1,000 Americans to get a better understanding of how often Americans donate, who they’re donating to, and […]
October 18, 2019
Little Green Light

Little Green Light – Donor Management With Integrity

As an early adopter of Little Green Light and now a long-time Little Green Light Staffer, I love having the opportunity to share how our donor management system can truly impact fundraising outcomes for hard-working, small nonprofit organizations. But what I love even more is the fact that our users are just as passionate about using Little Green Light as I am and often go out of their way to share their experiences with others. […]
October 7, 2019
Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions – Tell a Better Nonprofit Story!

Positive Solutions’ core philosophy reminds me of American entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist Dan Pallotta and his famous TED Talk that rippled through the charitable sector and had every nonprofit veteran executive nodding their heads in a resounding, “YES,” including me. It was aptly titled, “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong.” In his famous talk, Dan argued that there exists a double standard between the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Especially in the […]
October 3, 2019
Maxie Carpenter Development Systems International

Maxie Carpenter Has a New Take On Nonprofits

Maxie Carpenter and Development Systems International have a new take on nonprofit leadership. Maxie asks the question, NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: EFFECTIVE OR EFFICIENT?” Effectiveness has always been a driver of Leadership and nonprofit success, particularly since Peter Drucker formulated the rules and required habits of thought in 1967’s The Effective Executive. This book had an enormous impact on all kinds of leaders in all kinds of sectors, not just the for-profit marketplace because Drucker identified that doing the […]
September 7, 2019
Major Gift Wes Moon

Major Gift – How Do You Quantify One?

Intuitively, we all know what a major gift is: It’s simply the top stratum of charitable gifts received by your nonprofit organization. The relative impact of any gift depends on an organization’s mission, operating budget, community, and fundraising base, but what does the overall fundraising landscape look like when it comes to size of donations? To answer this question, the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study contacted more than 600 organizations in 2017 and learned that: […]
July 27, 2019
Donation Page

Your Donation Page Needs An Update – Here’s Why

As a non-profit organization (NPO), you live and breathe donations. Without these recurring contributions, you can’t continue making a difference in the world. But during the time you successfully spread the word and marketed your organization, there was one thing that fell through the cracks. Your donation page. And no matter how fantastic your NPO’s concept is or how well your brand ambassadors know their stuff or even how well your message wows people when […]
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