Pitch! Can you effectively pitch your nonprofit in 180 seconds?

Last fall (2012), I was lucky enough to participate in San Diego Social Venture Partners, Advance! San Diego 2012 where 10 San Diego nonprofits competed in an electrifying competition for $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. As a mentor, I was paired up with a nonprofit who needed to develop a 180-second pitch to effectively… More Pitch! Can you effectively pitch your nonprofit in 180 seconds?

Gone Fundraiser.

“We just can’t find good development directors, and when we do make a hire, they don’t perform well or they leave too soon!” In the past six months, I have had a couple of nonprofits approach me to reconfigure their development departments. Both have had an absence of a Director of Development for over a… More Gone Fundraiser.

Guest Blog Post: The Erosion of Trust

Trust is eroding. Public figures are more public than they ever have been, due to the expanding nature of social media and the news cycles. Everything they do is shared, documented, questioned, discussed. And they’re lying. Blatantly. I’m not talking about political rhetoric or grand, un-achievable promises. I’m talking about specific actions that are knowingly… More Guest Blog Post: The Erosion of Trust