Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey is the founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises. Among his various
independent brands, he is also the founder and CEO of Funds2Orgs, a social enterprise that helps nonprofits, schools, churches, civic groups, individuals and others raise funds, while helping to support micro-enterprise (small business) opportunities in developing nations and the environment. You can learn more about Wayne and obtain free resources, including his books on his blog, Not Your Father’s Charity.

Rethink Nonprofit Leadership Styles Now

Nonprofit leadership has to come into focus. We now live in an age where artificial intelligence is changing the very nature of our work. Nonprofits have to come to terms with substantial changes.

Getting to Know Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are vital tools for donors. That’s especially true of those who are mid-range or major donors. Of course, that depends on the size and budget of the charity where they donate. It can take as little as $5,000 to open a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable. Other companies, like Vanguard, open one for $25,000.

How to Realign With Your Nonprofit’s Core Values

Core values are an essential aspect of running a nonprofit organization, because they provide the information that the outside world needs to know about what you stand for in the community. Core values help inform people about how your organization behaves from within and outside of itself.

The Impact Investing Mystery Revealed

If you have major donors, then chances are someone has spoken to you about impact investing. Even if you haven't had the experience yet, it's an idea that you should know. Impact investments are becoming more popular in the philanthropic sector. That, in turn, may make a huge change in the industry...

Artificial Intelligence Tools Your Nonprofit Must Explore—Now

Aside from the work it does, an essential possession of a nonprofit is its donor database, which is the financial pipeline it requires to complete its mission. Recently, Adam Treiser noted that we’ve moved from donor experience-driven fundraising to fundraising with the power of artificial intelligence...

5 Versatile (and Easy!) Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Small nonprofits and mid-sized nonprofits often struggle to find the perfect fundraising strategy. It can be challenging to raise funds if your giving community is smaller than you’d like, and it’s also difficult to grow this audience in the first place.

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Nonprofit

I know there's a lot out there on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, for instance. But there are others beyond the top ones, which include Tumblr, Pinterest and even Skype. If you're a nonprofit leader, even if you're not the one that's managing the day-to-day posts, you have to care about which social networks for your organization...

7 Social Media Trends Your Nonprofit Must Know for 2018

It's not too soon as we race toward the year-end to begin to think about what your nonprofit team should know for 2018, regarding one of the essential elements of your marketing plan—social media. Even if you’re a nonprofit leader, and you delegate your marketing and social networking efforts to more junior staff, it is your responsibility to understand trends...

3 Essential Ingredients to Recruit and Retain Top Nonprofit Talent

Not too long ago, I got into a conversation with an executive director who brought up the survey that was published by Guidestar and Nonprofit HR. He recently graduated with a Master's in organizational development, and he genuinely wanted to see if he could recruit and retain top talent at his nonprofit organization with his newfound knowledge and expertise...

How Mobile CRM Helps Your MGOs

When your major gift officers end their meetings with major donors or prospects, what do you think is the first thing they do? You probably guessed right. Your team member grabs his or her mobile device to check emails and social media. We live in a world that is all about on-demand information...