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.

How to Know When It's Time to Close Your Nonprofit

The reality is that with more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S., there's a lot of duplication. And donors are more selective, which means you must work twice as hard to give them a reason to provide you with their hard-earned money. Let’s explore six reasons why it’s time to close your nonprofit.

AI Might Be Coming for Your Nonprofit Job

There's a lot of talk about artificial intelligence, technology, machine learning and artificial general intelligence. Hopefully, you're paying some attention. If you don't, then you might just be the person whose job gets taken over by AI. So, should you be worried?

The Impact of Corporate Giving on Nonprofits: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Inevitably, new generations and ways of doing things are fundamentally changing how we view the idea of philanthropy. Corporations want to stay relevant for their image and the bottom line. As a result, they see how the wind's blowing and are exploring going beyond simply writing checks to nonprofits.

Why Being Afraid of Technology Is Not Leadership

Leaders are supposed to be courageous, bold and willing to take risks. But what happens when the risk is in an area where you feel vulnerable? Despite our best efforts to stay current with technology, many leaders still feel suspicious. Here are some reasons why being afraid of technology is not leadership.

What Today’s Nonprofit Needs in a Leader

Today's nonprofit leaders can no longer rely on a fixed set of circumstances, which means the world changes — sometimes dramatically — from day to day.

Does the Next Generation Need to Work at Nonprofits?

Should the next generation go into the nonprofit industry to make a social impact? Or, are there ample opportunities within corporations, social enterprises, and developing small business and actively engaging in philanthropy for the next generations?

4 Unique Ways To Create a Virtual Fundraiser That Stands Out

By relying on tools at your disposal and tapping into new and accessible resources, you can launch all kinds of quick fundraisers to promote online campaigns. Here are four creative online fundraising tips that could help you make the most of your virtual fundraising ideas.

Do You Demonstrate These Competencies as a Nonprofit Leader?

It’s easy to dismiss the idea that leadership doesn’t matter. Someway, somehow, things will just turn out the way they’re supposed to happen. However, leadership — particularly high-quality leadership — matters now more than ever for the nonprofit sector. Therefore, it's vital for nonprofit leaders also to have these five competencies.

How To Diversify Your Nonprofit Board

Building a multi-faceted board can help your nonprofit organization make better decisions, diversify its supporter base and better serve the community. While everyone understands the need for diversification, many nonprofit professionals and board members don’t know where to begin...

The Brain Drain in the Nonprofit Sector

We've known for years that there has been grumbling about the nonprofit sector. Among themselves, nonprofit professionals have confided in each other stories of abusive bosses, entitled and non-diverse boards, lack of vision, chaos, and dysfunction. Unfortunately, these rumblings are causing a brain drain in the industry...

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail and How To Avoid Them

In the United States, about 1.5 million nonprofits exist. But, then a natural question is how many of them fail? As we know, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as many as one-third of nonprofits were at risk of closing their doors. So, what are the top reasons nonprofits fail—aside from a situation like the pandemic? And more importantly, if you're a nonprofit leader and founder, how do you avoid it happening?...

3 Tactics to Acquiring New Donors for Your Nonprofit

Technology and more people-centric (i.e., donors and supporters) ways of giving continue to expand, which is essential for nonprofit leaders to understand. For example, people could open a donor-advised fund (DAF) for very little money and give with the ease of tech platforms. Also, leading organizations, such as St. Jude, are reaching out to new audiences, like gamers, because they know they have to meet people where they are, to support a good cause.