You Simply Can’t Afford Even One Bad Employee

I always ask the small business owners we interact with the following question:  “How important is it for you to have a fully engaged workforce?”   As you can imagine, the answer is always the same.  “It is absolutely important.   We are too small and have too much going on for anyone not to pull their Read More

Successful Ownership Requires Courage!

A recent article (see link below) about a business owner (who just so happens to be a female) and her bold approach as she first stepped into her role as operations manager of a full service event company stunned me and made me pause.   I paused not from disappointment but from the courage she displayed Read More

Too Busy NOT To Communicate

Our work lives are chaotic to say the least.  Many days we hit 2pm and wonder if we’ve eaten, taken a drink or paused just to exhale.   No longer are we able to execute successfully by working in an independent fashion, but rather it seems our success is inevitably tied to someone else’s performance. We’ve Read More

Lady Gaga's Charity is Lady GAG-GAG's Joke on the Donor

Charities and celebrities!  It is shameful to take monies and not be a good steward of donor monies and gifts. Check out the latest travesty with celebrity and entertainers.  At the end of the article, it cites the problems with other celebrities.  This issue is so pervasive and disgusting that I choose NOT to include their names Read More

Non-Profits: Are You Connecting With Your Donors?

As technology has become common place in our society, online giving has become more and more popular.  Many non-profits, however, have missed the boat in this area both in terms of growing revenue from new and existing donors along with deepening relationships with current donors.  Online giving is critical to the long-term sustainability of an Read More


NON-Profits: A Question of Strategy & Planning

I have a financial mentor who posed this to me: QUESTION:       What is the core difference between FOR-profits and NOT-for-profits? ANSWER:           Its IRS Tax Designation. Unfortunately many non-profits still today believe that being successful takes only heartfelt employees who believe in the mission. In 2012, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If non-profits are going Read More


Non-Profit Travesty of Good Stewardship, AGAIN!

My husband and I are avid Harley enthusiasts and we see many Vietnam Veterans that still carry a huge grudge against Jane Fonda and her actions in North Vietnam during the height of the war – in their souls and on their leathers. Interesting, I personally have seen Jane Fonda apologize several times during interviews Read More

Fundraising – Setting Right Donor Expectations

Fund Raising Consultants of Phoenix AZ are simply the best at what they do. Check out their blogs regarding 2 hot topics in today’s fundraising efforts for ANY non-profit: BEGIN BLOG: 3 Things Donors do not expect from Board Members As discussed in the last blog post, donors have a specific set of expectations relative Read More

Linking Art and Science of Behavior to Drive ROI

Vision Alignment was approached by Grasshopper® to provide data on its foundational philosophy:  The art and science of behavior and how it is used to successfully drive ROI. Check out the following excerpt: Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? . . . BEGIN EXCERPT The road of entrepreneurship can be difficult at times, to say the Read More

Mission Accomplished!

Courage to Move from a Safe, Local Strategy to a Disruptive Global Strategy. We have had the pleasure of supporting a CEO in the non-profit world that has decided enough is enough. She has chosen to remove the status quo and transform her organization into one that is disruptive and willing to push the boundaries Read More