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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

How A Fundraising Prospect Profile Can Facilitate Data Management

How A Fundraising Prospect Profile Can Facilitate Data Management

Finance

Much has been said about the proper maintenance of your donor database, especially during a data migration. A clean database can be used easily by everyone in the organization and... read more

Global IPO Market Soars in First Quarter

Global IPO Market Soars in First Quarter

Finance

Market will likely continue growing for rest of the year, Renaissance predicts Global IPO proceeds rocketed in the first quarter of 2014 on recovery in Europe and the return of... read more

Double-Digit Gain or 30% Crash: How to Profit from S&P 500 No Matter Where It Goes

Double-Digit Gain or 30% Crash: How to Profit from S&P 500 No Matter Where It Goes

Finance

After a miserable winter of weak economic indicators (which were mostly blamed on the weather), the warmer spring weather will be a godsend for Wall Street. Unless, of course, there’s... read more

Consumer Spending Growth in February Bad Sign for Investors?

Consumer Spending Growth in February Bad Sign for Investors?

Finance

The United States Census Bureau reported consumer spending in the U.S. economy—adjusted for price fluctuation—increased by 0.2% in February from the previous month. In January, consumer spending increased by 0.1%... read more

How to Profit From ECB’s Attempts to End Economic Slowdown

How to Profit From ECB’s Attempts to End Economic Slowdown

Finance

Remember what happened in the U.S. economy when the financial system was about to collapse? The banks weren’t lending to each other, businesses, or even consumers. The U.S. economy was... read more

How to Turn Disappointing Housing Data into Greater Returns

How to Turn Disappointing Housing Data into Greater Returns

Finance

Since the beginning of 2012, the U.S. housing market has been considered one of the bright spots in an otherwise uneven economic environment. Between 2007 and the end of 2011,... read more

Special Situation Stock a Boon to Carbon Fiber Investors?

Special Situation Stock a Boon to Carbon Fiber Investors?

Finance

We are seeing a rise in the demand for super-light and strong carbon fiber composite, which is used in multiple applications for both commercial and consumer use, based on my... read more

15 Odd Things That Make Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals Successful

15 Odd Things That Make Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals Successful

Finance

The doctor I interviewed for a recent appeal was great. We got into this geeky discussion of recent neuroscience and how it can shape behavior. He uses it with patients,... read more

Financial Planning Leads – Less is Better than None?

Financial Planning Leads – Less is Better than None?

Finance

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One of the prime arguments for retention over acquisition is the 80/20 rule. This is often a favorite rule for those in the financial planning business. Long-term business relationships ensure... read more

Dealing with Debt as a Small or Start-up Business

Dealing with Debt as a Small or Start-up Business

Finance

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Starting off a small business, or even growing your small business, is tough. A good proportion of start ups fail because they cannot get access to capital, have poor credit... read more