How to be a Fortune Teller

Wouldn’t it be great to have the ability to tell the future?  To know whether a situation or event will work in your favor?  To know the response that a person will give to you prior to saying hello?  To feel the connection with the foster child that you have to place even before you have ever met him?   Many think that this is close to impossible.  What if you had one tool that could help you do all of the above?  Well, there is one!  It’s called Visualization, Creative Visualization to be exact. Read More

Nonprofit Marketing: What Do They Want to Hear?

Nonprofit Marketing with megaphone

Nonprofit Marketing: Target Your Audience

I had an amazing opportunity today to experience a public speaking class at Speak Easy.  Although we learned many pertinent lessons, there was one specific statement the instructor shared that has stayed with me.  He said, “Think about what your audience wants to hear, not what you want to tell them”.  Wow!  This message is so important for us in our personal and professional lives.   I think about how this simple statement can change a situation, a conversation or even a relationship.  Read More

How Do I Measure My Nonprofit’s Passion?

Nonprofit organizations start with a mission, a passion.  There is a cause that needs to be fixed or helped.  One or a few intelligent and determined people set out to make a difference for that particular cause.   Soon, or after a long time waiting for the IRS designation, a nonprofit if formed!  Then, quite often, it struggles to maintain sustainability.   If there is great value in the services that nonprofits provide, why do they struggle? Read More