Nonprofits are faced with a full-buffet of choices

Just as Baskin Robins touts 31 flavors of ice cream, the IRS has it one better when it comes to nonprofits… There are five different types of nonprofits. Those five different types of nonprofits include:  501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits, 501(c)(2) title-holding trust corporations, 501(c)(4) community welfare organizations,  501(c)(19) veterans organizations and  501(c)(6) civic league organizations. (Think […]

Systems S3 Solutions

Goal Setting Like Albert Einstein and Warren Buffett

By mid-month every January most of us have already failed in maintaining our new years resolutions.  However, it’s never-too late to become more productive, accomplished, and fulfilled, starting today. Read this insightful and inspirational Inc. article full of actionable models for all of to figure out how deciding what NOT to do can make all […]

Operations Systems

Eight Tips to Decrease Your Board’s Liability Exposure

Organizations of all sizes have risks. Choosing to retain, transfer or mitigate risk is a daily cost-of doing business, and a deeper discussion for another time. Today’s focus is for corporations (be you a for profit, or not-of-profit), organized with a board and bylaws (or constitution, or both!) Follow these eight-tips for smoother sailing whatever […]

Board Development Operations

Are We Meeting or Truly ‘Meeting’?

  While Soccer, (Futbol), is indeed the “Beautiful Game“, we can compare good associations or organizations’ board of directors’ meetings to athletic contests that are well-officiated. Imagine you’re putting on the Zebra stripes, donning a whistle, and viewing this topic with me through the lens of a referee. Both require preparation, experience … and leadership. […]

Messaging Systems

The Secret Sauce for Successful Camping Ministry

Faith based Camps & Retreats, (for whom I’ve provided over 30 years worth of enterprise Founders and non-profit Executive Directorship with, and now consult for from coast-to-coast), is firmerly rooted on the conviction that time spent away from familiar surroundings, deeply engaged with the created order, and under the tutelage of fellow faith-seekers, provides youth […]

Messaging Operations Sales & Marketing

Produce an Annual Report that People Will Actually Read

Remember those 45-page annual reports with pages and pages of text, financial tables, and donor lists? Right, nobody reads those things anymore. Plenty of organizations of every size still produce those kinds of ponderous, year-in-review documents, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting read very much. To make an annual report that people actually want to […]

Operations Systems

Q: What’s the best way to protect your company? A: Safeguard your data

No matter what size your business is, there’s one big thing you need to be thinking about in 2021: Customer Trust tips into how you treat their digital data. Keeping your organization’s data — and your customers’ data — safe is essential. Cybercrime is expected to cost businesses $6T this year — double the amount from […]

Messaging S3 Solutions Sales & Marketing

6 New Year’s Marketing Resolutions for Your Organization

2020 was a wake-up call for many organizations seeking to modernize their digital communications as the pandemic permanently disrupted every traditional sector of business. As we aim to kick off a successful new year in this new normal, it’s time to set communication goals for 2021 and beyond. It may be technologies you need to […]

Messaging Sales & Marketing

Interpretation is an Artform

Messaging is ‘simply’ story-telling. We say ‘simply’ in air-quotes because it’s anything but simple. It’s indeed an Artform. Whether it’s cave wall pictographs, passing down lore around the campfire, preaching the Good News, elevating your elevator pitch, or interpreting an art piece or a Civil-War battlefield; all effective communications distill down to these two core […]

Operations S3 Solutions

The Quest for the Perfect Virtual Meeting Platform

Prior to the current global pandemic, the worst seat at the table of a business luncheon meeting was the one on the far end of the conference call phone. (What joy it was not hear – or see – whatever made the whole room erupt in laughter. Or worst yet was silently sitting on the […]

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