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Monthly archives for January, 2014

Don’t Plan to Fail–Are yo...

Imagine standing water on your office floor combined with several ruined telephones and computers. Picture everything on your desk soggy and unusable. Some of your office archives are even destroyed. Yep, this could happen to you as it happened recently to some of my former colleagues. “Polar vortex” + old pipes = uninhabitable office. With […]

OMB – Why three little letters mean s...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) SUPER CIRCULAR A-50! I know you must be wondering to yourselves, what is the “Super Circular,” and why are we writing about it? While this Super Circular does not have super powers (contrary to what some might think) it carries a […]

What Have You Got To Lose?

  “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”  (Peter Drucker) I recently interviewed a number of business owners (both profit and nonprofit) on the topic of entrepreneurship. Their businesses ranged from multi-million dollar operations to a […]

A Resolution You Can Keep

Every New Year, many people in the United States decide to set resolutions for themselves. These resolutions focus on many different topics such as weight loss, getting more organized, or saving money. However, statistics show by the end of January, around 70-75% of people will give up their resolutions. My suggestion to everyone in the […]

Preview of 2014 Nonprofit Trends

Happy 2014! As we begin the New Year, most of us are on the hunt for what will be this year’s nonprofit trends. Here are a few ideas and people we think you should keep your eye on in 2014. Tom Ahern of Ahern Donor Communications (and recent GPA National Conference speaker) said he’s learned […]

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