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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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 walk of life imaginable - is geared toward making things easier and more convenient for users. We h ...
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 : Understanding your nonprofits

Time is money : Understanding your nonprofits

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

Spring spruce-up

It's Spring, at least according to the calendar (we celebrated the spring equinox on Sunday, March 20th). Now's the time to start sprucing up your don ...
May the luck of the irish be with you!

May the luck of the irish be with you!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's been said that everyone is Irish on March 17th. That saying must not be blarney because it's etched on a beam in the fam ...
Understanding donor preferences means more money

Understanding donor preferences means more money

Individuals account for nearly three-quarters of the nation's charitable contributions. While the reasons why they give vary, once thing is certain: T ...
Red Gift, Blue Gift: How giving crosses party lines

Red Gift, Blue Gift: How giving crosses party lines

It's Super Tuesday. As thousands of voters head to the primary polls, I thought it would be interesting - and fun - to look at charitable giving patte ...
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