Google’s 8 Pillars of Innovation for Non Profit’s

Susan Wojcicki has seen Google grow from the very start … the company was once based in her garage! In 2011, Wojcicki wrote “The Eight Pillars of Innovation” about how the company pushes itself forward. These Eight Pillars made Google one of the most useful and financially sound companies on the planet. What would it look …

Cecil the Lion: What can marketers and fundraisers learn?

You may have heard about Cecil the Lion. You may have heard about Walter Palmer. You may have even heard about Theo Bronkhorst. You likely haven’t heard about the thousands of other African animals poached each year in opposition to local and international laws. But this post isn’t about Cecil the Lion. Nor is it …

Questions regarding Facebook for Non Profits from a friend

I’ve gotten some variation of the questions a friend recently asked me several times so I figured I’d throw my thoughts up here so I can share it in the future. Anything you would add to these answers? 1. if an org. can’t afford a web developer, could facebook serve as a website? Yes, but I …

A quick run down on what I am up to…

With the exception of my lovely wife, few people know the totality of things I am currently involved in, as I often see folks in the context of one project or another.  This frequently leads to the question, “so, do you do this full time?” So, I thought I would quickly give you all the …

Laundry Love Project Party

A little over a year ago, at one of the 511 Sunday night gatherings, a group of us decided to try out one of these Laundry Love Projects we had heard about.  Now here it is a year later.  The last year has been an exciting adventure that has genuinely impacted a lot of lives, …

Big ideas. Big risks. Big fun.

Working on a new, still undercover, initiative.  It has the potential to be one of the biggest things I have ever pulled off.  By the same token, it has the potential to be the most colossal failure. The interesting thing, though, to me, is the ease at which the early stage things are going.  I …

The Simple Things and Identity

I talked with a friend the other day.  Nothing deep.  Nothing dramatic.  He moved into a new place about two weeks ago.  I asked him how he was liking it.  He got a huge smile on his face and told me he liked it because he gets to take a shower every day. Wait–what?  Yeah, …