A mentor and a sponsor function very differently, yet the roles are often confused and used interchangeably by those seeking help and support with their careers. The main difference between these two roles is:  mentors advise and sponsors act.  Let’s look at the roles i...

CHICAGO - What makes engaged volunteers suddenly quit volunteering?

The most common reason given by volunteers who leave is “I’m too busy with other things”.  Dig a little further and you’ll uncover the true reason that good volunteers leave.  If they are honest, you’ll...

The difference between successful people and really successful people

is that really successful people say no to almost everything.


CHICAGO - The number one reason donors don’t give is because they don’t trust the nonprofit sector and/or the specific organization. Choosing the right ethical path for your organization could help change that perception and boost your donations. Knowing the most common...

No one can do it alone. I’ve tried, and it doesn’t work.

Advice from others has shaped my most important milestones – from the early days of my father teaching me to tie my shoes to the graduate professor enlightening me on the finer points of andragogy right down to my...


Some entrepreneurs create products and services that they would personally like to use and then assume that their prospects and customers will feel exactly the same way about these creations.  If the critical response to the new product doesn’t match expectations, the...

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Is Supplier Diversity an Effective Tool for Business Growth?

September 6, 2019

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