The One Skill All Leaders Should Work On

Guest post by Scott Edinger News, Stories

Republished with permission   If I had to pick one skill for the majority of leaders I work with to improve, it would be assertiveness. Not because being assertive is such a wonderful trait in and of itself. Rather, because of its power to magnify so many other leadership strengths. Assertiveness gets a bad rap when people equate it with being …

4 Steps to Donor Retention After #GivingTuesday

Sara Leonard News, Stories

Across the Tampa Bay area, nonprofits got the word out on ways to support their worthy missions at the end of 2013. I was greatly impressed by the efforts I saw. How impactful was it? We can’t be sure but we are trying to gather data that will help us measure the impact and also improve on our efforts for …

11 Ways a Board Member Can Get Involved in #GivingTuesday

Sara Leonard News, Stories

Last week when we told our board about our efforts to encourage Giving Tuesday in Tampa, they asked, “how can we get involved and help with your efforts?” Isn’t that what a good board asks? As we developed the list, we realized we could share the list so your board can help you, too. In case this is new to …

Making #GivingTuesday Big in Tampa Bay

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

Black Friday…Cyber Monday…#GivingTuesday Wait, what? Where did Giving Tuesday come from? What’s it doing there with 2 huge consumer focused shopping days? Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The second annual Giving Tuesday is on December 3, 2013. In …

Fundraising and an Indie Record Label

Sara Leonard News, Stories

WUSF, our local NPR station (www.wusf.edu), had a great story about XL Recordings and for just a minute I thought they were talking about fundraising. “A Record Label With a Midas Touch” tells the story of XL Recordings, a British independent record company owned by Richard Russell. Though I’d never heard of XL Recordings, I’d certainly heard of their biggest …

Challenge From Under the French Fries

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

nspiration comes when you least expect it. While having dinner with my children at McDonalds, I was challenged by the verbiage on the tray liner. You know the tray liner – that piece of paper lining the tray that usually contains a special offer for an amusement park or a promotion of the latest McFood. But this time it was …

Just Released: Giving USA 2014

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

The 5 Articles series features articles covering subjects relevant to nonprofit success, leadership, marketing, human resources, communications, social media, finance and governance – articles we’d consider must reads. With so much out there to take in, we want to share five that we don’t think you should miss. Enjoy! Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the seminal publication reporting …