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A Life Changing Opportunity: Focus Group Forming for Book Launch

Smile. Go ahead, right now. Don’t worry about someone noticing your ear-to-ear grin while you stare at the screen, reading this post. Just do it. Smile. Why? It’s about perspective. The day may not be going the way we want it to go, with stress, worry or fear lingering in our minds. But, when we […]


The Only Negative You Need is No: The Power of Positivity in Pursuing Success

The Power of Positivity in Pursuing Success No matter what your goals, ambitions or values in life – your mindset, the value you place on your thoughts and how you decide to act on those can create the difference between success and falling short. People who surround themselves with positive, and invite that positivity into […]

Effective Development Director

Essential Steps for Becoming an Effective Development Director

As the development director of a small or medium-sized nonprofit, it’s likely that a lot of the fundraising goals and donor management tasks rest in your hands. As you’re aware, there are a variety of areas you can look for funding — individual donors, major gifts, corporate sponsors, grants. The struggle is, when targeting any […]