Happy National Bow Tie Day!

I love National Bow Tie Day! I knew I'd worn bowties since kindergarten but a while back, my mother found a picture of me wearing a bow tie when I was 3 years old! It seems that my father went through a brief bow tie phase back in the 1970's. I must've caught it from

9 experts weigh in on quite possibly the worst nonprofit mobile friendly advice ever

Just over a week ago, I saw this tweet from a self-proclaimed "social media expert": #Google is requesting all websites are mobile friendly by April. Use #socialmedia instead and avoid the expense of #websiteredesign This is horrible advice. The worst ever. At first, I was embarrassed for this guy. He probably means well. Google is

Yet another unassuming donor gives multi-million dollar gift

Today The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported about Lotta Fields. According to the New York Times, Ms. Fields was an avid reader and a regular donor to the New York Public Library. Her regular gifts were only described as "modest." But when she died, she left the library $6 million. $6 million! The NYT's quotes the

Is there a Ron Newell in your donor pool?

Did you hear the latest story about an unassuming millionaire? According to Foster's Daily Democrat, Ron Newell was a quiet truck driver in Dover, NH. He liked kids and animals, especially dogs. Last August, Mr. Newell passed away at the age of 78. Last week, two nonprofits were told that he'd left them $550,000 each.

Happy National Bowtie Day!!

Today, August 28, is the day you've long been waiting for: National Bowtie Day! To celebrate this sartorially splendorific day, I'm giving away my bowtie cards for free. True, I always give them away for free. But today, I'll even mail them to you. 🙂 Just fill out the form below and I'll take care

Shoe Shine guy gives $200,000

This man, Albert Lexie, shines shoes at a hospital in Pittsburgh. Over the last 30 years, he's given all his tips to the charity care fund at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. That's added up to $200,000 so far! From a shoe shine guy! All that glitters... I love stories like this! It forces us

Is your nonprofit board socializing enough?

In the last 24 hours, I've heard 6 different commentators talk about the polarization of our US government being exacerbated by the fact that no one socializes anymore. Ok. I was one of the people. And I was talking to my aunt and uncle in a restaurant in Hanover, NH. But then on NHPR, I