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How Employee Culture Impacts Philanthropy

How Employee Culture Impacts Philanthropy

Finance

So much has been written about impact of culture on results in the business world, however not nearly enough is written about its impact on philanthropy. Ironically, culture has just... read more

What “We Can’t Afford Fundraising Software” Really Costs You

What “We Can’t Afford Fundraising Software” Really Costs You

Finance

As I talk with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, I often hear “we just can’t afford a fundraising database right now. What we are using now isn’t costing us anything!” Have... read more

Corporate Culture Directly Affects Financial Performance

Corporate Culture Directly Affects Financial Performance

Finance

The question as to whether corporate culture has an effect on financial performance has been asked before and it will likely be asked again. In a study published in the... read more

If Your Donor Data Isn’t Getting Better, It’s Getting Worse

If Your Donor Data Isn’t Getting Better, It’s Getting Worse

Finance

Sounds like chaos theory, doesn’t it? Well, unfortunately, it’s true. As with every other industry today, nonprofits are dependent on good data to be successful. And donor data is at... read more

Venture Capital Funding

5 Things Venture Capitalists Want to Know

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In today’s small business environment, monetary funding is almost always an issue. Even for larger companies, the capacity to obtain substantial financing can be the difference between expansion and success... read more


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My Favorite Pick in the Retail Sector Is Not What You’d Think

My Favorite Pick in the Retail Sector Is Not What You’d Think

Finance

The retail sector can return some amazing gains as we have witnessed since the recession ended—but it can also provide periods of anxiety. How the retail sector performs is dependent... read more

Building Capital Allowances - Are You Ready for the New Rules?

Building Capital Allowances – Are You Ready for the New Rules?

Finance

HMRC Introduces New Rules Historically, fixtures within commercial premises have been routinely ignored or omitted when initially calculating capital allowances. However, this has not precluded claims for the associated relief... read more

How to Navigate the Ridiculous World of Social Media Stocks

How to Navigate the Ridiculous World of Social Media Stocks

Finance

The tension in the stock market is clearly evident, especially with the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 breaching their respective 50-day moving average (MA). What we have seen in the stock... read more

If You’re Thinking of Retiring in the Sun, Read This . . .

If You’re Thinking of Retiring in the Sun, Read This . . .

Finance

Retiring abroad promises sun, sea, sand and a lifestyle to envy, and here is how to make sure you can afford it. Country rankings over six years: Country Ranking 2013... read more

5 Vital Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

5 Vital Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

Finance

Making the jump from being a full-time employee to being self-employed can be a tough transition. One of the biggest things it affects is your personal and business finances. So... read more

Confessions of a Nonprofit Board Member – 7 Dos and Don’ts

Confessions of a Nonprofit Board Member – 7 Dos and Don’ts

Finance

Over the last 20 years I have had the honor – and sometimes the frustration – of serving on more than a dozen different nonprofit boards. The good far outweighs... read more

The Most Lucrative Investment Opportunity in Old Economy Rail Stocks?

The Most Lucrative Investment Opportunity in Old Economy Rail Stocks?

Finance

We all know the importance of the railroad in linking the nation from coast to coast in its early beginnings. Railways allow for the transportation of people and goods across... read more

5 Things You Should Know About Expats in Emerging Economies

5 Things You Should Know About Expats in Emerging Economies

Finance

While some economists have warned that the Federal Reserve exit will cause a credit crunch in emerging markets, others have dismissed the fear as fad, rejecting the idea that EMs... read more

5 Lessons From a Fundraiser’s First Donor Visit

5 Lessons From a Fundraiser’s First Donor Visit

Finance

Do you remember the excitement and nervousness you had when you were heading out to make that very first donor visit? Mine was almost 15 years ago now, but I... read more

Consumer Staples Select Sector Chart

Time to Ditch Swinging Cyclicals?

Finance

The stock market appears to be getting somewhat top-heavy. Scanning through my screens, I am quite amazed to find that the majority of S&P 500 stocks are well above their... read more