In the News…

Over the past few months, I’ve been able to share my views about philanthropy with media outlets beyond my own blog. This will continue in the coming months. To make sure you don’t miss anything, I thought I’d share some highlights with you.


As 2016 drew to a close, MarketWatch interviewed me. In the article, I addressed the issue of philanthropy in the Trump Era and shared my optimistic prediction for philanthropic growth in 2017. You can read my detailed thoughts on these subjects in my following posts:

The Non-Profit Fundraising Digest:

At the start of the year, I was honored to be included on the list of “The Best Fundraising Blogs of 2017” published by The Non-Profit Fundraising Digest. Here’s what the Digest has to say:

There are thousands of blogs and websites out there dealing with non-profit fundraising. Every week, I get e-mails about new fundraising sites run by consultants, non-profits, universities, companies and trade associations.  It can be hard for fundraisers to keep up, and difficult to know which sites are worth reading on a regular basis.

Our goal here at The Non-Profit Fundraising Digest is to make sure that you have all of the information you need to successfully raise funds for your non-profit. As part of that mission, we are proud to present our list of the best fundraising blogs of 2017.  Each of these blogs and websites were handpicked by our editors because they are sites we trust… run by people we trust… and each is chock full of fundraising strategy, tactics and tips that you can use at your organization.”

The front page of the Digest is updated daily to provide links to a variety of must-read articles. It’s a terrific resource to help nonprofit manager and fundraising professionals easily find information that is relevant and useful. You can find the front page by clicking here.


The Non-Profit Fundraising Digest was not the only site to take notice of my blog at the start of the year. The good folks at Bloomerang included my blog on its list of “100+ Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2017.” Here’s what Bloomerang says:

Keeping up with every quality piece of content published by and for fundraisers on the web every day would be a full time job in and of itself. There’s absolutely no way you could read it all.

While there are many very well-known speakers and writers who boast tens of thousands of daily readers and followers, we wanted to highlight some lesser-known hidden gems – as well as some long-established publishers – that may change the way you think about and perform your job.”

Productive Fundraising with Chad Barger, CFRE:

On February 6, 2017, I was interviewed by Productive Fundraising with Chad Barger, CFRE about the things I personally do to be the most productive I can be. One of my favorite tips that I shared was:

In any given moment, I try to do the most important thing. Depending on the moment, that might mean writing a planned-giving marketing plan, preparing for a training, or just relaxing. Related to this, I also try to take care of the tasks I hate the most first (assuming they’re important) in order to get them out of the way so they’re not hanging over my head.”

You can read my full responses at Productive Fundraising.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

I was pleased to be interviewed for the Chronicle’s Feb. 16, 2017 article “5 Ways to Raise Money When Donors Are Consumed by Nonstop News.” The article explores how nonprofit organizations can successfully raise money when they are not in the media spotlight and not the beneficiaries of “Backlash Philanthropy.” One of the most important tips I offered was:

The most important advice I could give an organization not directly impacted by the current political environment is to embrace fundamental practice and keep moving forward.”

In case you missed it, I provided a summary of my comments in my blog post “5 Tips for Raising More Money in a Difficult News Environment.”

In the coming weeks, you’ll see more of me via other media outlets including:

Case Consulting Services:

I’m honored to have been invited by Case Consulting Services to share planned giving marketing advice as part of the firm’s “Tip o’ The Morning” email newsletter. The Tip emails are brief and designed to deliver useful, actionable information for nonprofit managers and fundraising professionals. We don’t always have time to devote to reading a book or a lengthy blog post, but we certainly can invest a minute or two of time to pick up a great tip.

Advancing Philanthropy:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Advancing Philanthropy magazine will feature an article I authored in its upcoming spring issue. The article outlines my predictions regarding philanthropy in the Trump Era and tips for successfully raising money regardless of what happens in 2017. I summarize the article with this advice:

Any number of factors could change the philanthropic outlook: inflation, rising oil prices, major terrorist attack, war, etc. However, for now, the philanthropic forecast is positive. To succeed, fundraising professionals will need to remain vigilant, plan their work, stay flexible, and boldly seek philanthropic support from diverse sources.”

As we move deeper into 2017, I’ll continue to do my best to share useful information with you. I’ll do so on this blog and, when I have the opportunity, through other outlets. If there are any particular topics that you’d like to see me address, please let me know. This blog site is about what you need. So, to ensure I’m getting you information that will help ensure your nonprofit management and fundraising success, feel free to let me know what would be helpful to you.

That’s what Michael Rosen says… What do you say?

2 Comments to “In the News…”

  1. Congratulations on all the great, well deserved attention. Thank you for sharing with your followers/fans.

    Hope your health is improving.


    • Patti, thank you for your kind message and good wishes. My health is so-so. Another major surgery is in my near future. Within the coming weeks/months, I’ll make a more detailed announcement about this. Meantime, I’m working hard and having fun. I hope life is treating you well.

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