Expert's Blog

I just received an email asking me to update a link on The NIFL ESL Special Collection . I stopped running that website in 2005. (ESL teachers, click here .) There are two ways to look at the permanence of everything digital: SCARED: "Oh no, everything is stored somewhere...
Originally published here on October 13th, 2014. You are willing to tell people that it exists. I have seen, in the last month alone, three great apps with really useful content and functionality from three different nonprofits and government agencies. Between the three of them...
Originally published here on September 29th, 2014. Growing up in the New York area, I heard a particular TV commercial every night that signaled it was time for bed: Do you know where your children are? Mayor Bloomberg's adminstration tried to capitalize on the brand recognition...
Originally published here on September 23rd, 2014. There is a well-known episode of the TV show Taxi in which Danny DeVito's character is trying to determine the right amount to write in on a blank check. Click here for the YouTube clip . What I learned from my days as a...
Originally published here on September 15th, 2014. "Work is crazy right now." Is it me, or is everyone saying that work is crazy for them? I think many people do have impossible jobs that require too much balancing of too many tasks at all times. I also think that many other...
Originally published here on September 8th, 2014. You won’t raise $100 million. No one can plan to raise $100 million with a viral campaign. Let’s get that out of the way. What you can do is raise 100 or 1,000 or 10,000 new advocates. Which lessons from the once-in-a-lifetime...
Originally published here on August 25th, 2014. When I was Development Director for a few nonprofits, I was constantly struck by the way that a highly-paid lawyer or corporate executive could switch mindset when they entered the doors of the nonprofit. I imagined the voice of a...
Originally published here on August 4th, 2014. I just spent some time with a group of corporate philanthropic professionals. What did they talk about? Their ongoing and exhausting travel to India, Bangladesh, China, and other assorted countries, where they are meeting with local...
Originally published here on August 4th, 2014. I just spent some time with a group of corporate philanthropic professionals. What did they talk about? Their ongoing and exhausting travel to India, Bangladesh, China, and other assorted countries, where they are meeting with local...