End of Year Laughs and Thoughts

December 23rd, 2011|0 Comments

Reading the Funniest 50 Tweets of 2011 produced both laughs and thoughts. #41 by Josh Hara @yoyoha – “I just want people to accept me for who I pretend to be.” As I’ve gotten olde

Social Trends Part 3

December 20th, 2011|0 Comments

Here’s the final installment of my thoughts on Gini Dietrich’s 8 Social Media Trends for 2012 as they apply to nonprofit organizations. Trend 6. Social Commerce. The other day I was in the Apple store [...]

Social Trends Part 2

December 15th, 2011|0 Comments

Here’s the second installment of my thoughts on Gini Dietrich’s 8 Social Media Trends for 2012 as they apply to nonprofit organizations. Trend 3. Integration of All Disciplines. Integration is going to be crucial next [...]

Social Trends Part 1

December 8th, 2011|0 Comments

At the end of every year, it’s trendy to forecast trends for the upcoming year. Gini Dietrich recently shared 8 Social Media Trends for 2012. And I’d like to build a little on her great [...]

Occupy Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2011|0 Comments

The Occupy Wall Street protesters have raised some legitimate concerns. However, I’m not sure I’d call them the 99%. It’s always dangerous to start comparing yourself to others, because you usually only look up the [...]

The Great Pumpkin

October 21st, 2011|0 Comments

Hopefully you’ve seen all the Charlie Brown TV Specials, which first aired in the 1960s. One of my favorites is the Halloween Special with the Great Pumpkin. Linus believes that on Halloween night the Great [...]

What Scares You?

October 12th, 2011|0 Comments

When I was a wee lad, the bad witch in The Wizard of Oz scared me to death. Even watching her riding that bike with Toto in the basket gave me chills. As I got [...]

Losing Face

September 15th, 2011|0 Comments

This fall my family is helping host two students from China. These students are attending Samford University, and the university wants to enhance their exposure to our community and culture. While reviewing some of the [...]


August 19th, 2011|0 Comments

In a recent blog, Seth Godin shared the 3 things customers (and I would add donors) want. 1.      Results - this one is obvious. Accomplish something. 2.      Thrills - this one is a little harder [...]

The Late Show

August 1st, 2011|0 Comments

After many trips to NYC, I was finally able to see David Letterman, and enjoyed the experience. One of the interesting aspects of the show was their instructions on laughing. While outside the theater, we [...]


July 21st, 2011|0 Comments

As a child, did you ever build a sandcastle at the beach? If the answer is yes, then you know what happens next. Your big, beautiful sandcastle is kicked, stepped on and eventually washed away [...]

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By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In a few days it will be Thanksgiving; a celebration dating back to 1621 when [...]

2510, 2017

Protecting My Brain

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you for protecting my brain. I can assure you it needs it. One of [...]

1209, 2017

Content Truths – #8 is really good

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jeff Bullas, an online marketing guru, recently posted 10 Truths about Content Marketing that every [...]

1808, 2017

Facts vs Feelings

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In many areas of life, facts take precedence over feelings. Please note however that fundraising [...]

1503, 2017

Before and After

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We love success stories that include before and after pictures. While my photos are not [...]

1003, 2017

What’s Important?

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What?s important? That?s a great start to a question, but how you end the sentence [...]

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