Author: Patrick Coleman

Patrick Coleman is the president and CEO of GiveCentral. He has spoken nationally on topics of negotiations, strategic sourcing and operations management, and is a strong advocate for the disadvantaged in the community. He has served as board president for the United Way of Elk Grove Village and as a member of both Talkline/Kidsline and Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) Boards. His diverse educational pursuits include a Master of Management Degree from Northwestern University; a Master of Divinity and Baccalaureate in sacred theology from University of St. Mary of the Lake, and a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

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What’s Your Narrative? Stories worth telling.

What’s Your Narrative? Stories worth telling.

By Patrick Coleman What's Your Narrative? Powerful Storytelling for Non Profits. Humans are literally built to learn through stories.  Storyte ...
A Wonderful Success- The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A Wonderful Success- The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Do you remember the phenomenally successful campaing, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from two years ago?  The viral, crowdsourced fundraising campaign - ...
Campaign Fundraising Like a Politician

Campaign Fundraising Like a Politician

Lessons Learned from Campaign 2016 I have to admit, I'm a bit of a political junkie...when it comes to candidates' campaign fundraising strategies, t ...
Charitable Giving On the Rise for Second Consecutive Year

Charitable Giving On the Rise for Second Consecutive Year

The numbers are in... 2015 was another record-setting year for charitable giving. According to the recently released "Giving USA 2016: The Annual Repo ...
Keeping Grads Connected to Your Mission

Keeping Grads Connected to Your Mission

Cheers to the Class of 2016! It's graduation season. Mortarboard caps are being flung high into the air as graduates embark on a new adventure and th ...
The Age of Convenience

The Age of Convenience

It's the age of convenience. Everything - in every category imaginable - is geared toward making things easier and more convenient. We have a need for ...
Tips on Inspiring Year-Round Giving

Tips on Inspiring Year-Round Giving

Spring is (finally) in the air and with the blooming of spring comes the season for marquee nonprofit fundraising events. From grand galas to spring f ...
Tips to Perfect the Art of Storytelling

Tips to Perfect the Art of Storytelling

Happy National Tell a Story Day! Do you know someone who is a good storyteller? Someone who can captivate an audience with the tale they are weaving. ...
Tax Time: Top 10 Reasons Donors Give

Tax Time: Top 10 Reasons Donors Give

The mad dash to file personal income tax returns is on! With the April tax deadline looming, we thought it would be interesting to share insights on w ...
Time is Money

Time is Money

The words of Benjamin Franklin -"Time is Money" - are particularly apropos for nonprofit organizations. There never seems to be enough time in the day ...
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