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GivingTuesday2017

Online giving and sexual harassment

As we enter the last month of the year there is a lot for nonprofits to consider, plan for, and take action on. With this column we share news updates on #GivingTuesday and sexual harassment. First up: #GivingTuesday. This new “holiday” is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is […]

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Honor the people in your life.

Honor the people in your life

It’s here – the Christmas season. You cannot hide. It’s everywhere! How will you choose to participate? Will you remember the “reason for the season?” Will you remember to express joy for the “light of the world?” Will you get caught up in expectations that cannot be fulfilled? Will you […]

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The economic impact of HBCUs – $14.8 billion annually

For too long historically black colleges and universities have been asked to answer for their very existence. “What is the value of an HBCU?” is an often-asked question. Is that a reasonable question? How many other educational institutions are asked to justify their very existence over and over again? “Why […]

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Learn how to identify your customers and how to use their perspective in defining your priorities.

What Business Are We In?

Adapted from a blog by Rick Williams of Growth Strategies, LLC – October 18, 2017 Guest Column by Lewis M. Rambo, PhD Does a nonprofit have customers? The answer is yes. Learn how to identify your customers and how to use their perspective in defining your priorities. “What business are […]

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Start Where You Are

Start where you are

When it comes to raising money, you can encounter objections. Some of them start with your own team! People may want to know how and why the fundraising goal was set, what the funds will be used for, and what the impact will be. They may want the most up-to-date […]

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Working with a coach is not a sign of weakness

Coaching is now part of American culture. On a personal level there are coaches to help us improve our nutrition, lose weight, and set goals. Coaches add value in our professional lives as executive coaches, business coaches, sales coaches and more. It is not a luxury but a necessity. We […]

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University of the Virgin Islands

Paradise Lost

A look beyond tragedy:  how to support University of the Virgin Islands students, faculty and staff suffering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Many of us think of the Virgin Islands as a favorite vacation paradise. In addition to the beautiful beaches and lush vegetation, the U.S. Virgin Islands are also […]

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Year-end fundraising – it’s not too late

Soon we will be lifting a glass to the New Year and bringing in 2018. That sounds far-fetched, but alas it is true – the end of 2017 will soon be upon us and the new year will begin. For nonprofits that means a concerted effort on what is referred […]

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