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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Insights on nonprofit giving : Time will tell

Insights on nonprofit giving : Time will tell

Put yourself in your donor's shoes. The frenzy of the morning rush. Workdays packed with meetings and deadlines. Add to that the round-the-clock deman ...
New study reveals insights on donor giving habits

New study reveals insights on donor giving habits

Knowing your audience is critically important. Understanding their habits, interests, what motivates them and their charitable preferences are importa ...
What does your groundhog predict?

What does your groundhog predict?

I for one am thrilled that Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this morning... bring on spring! This annual ritual, where a groundhog predicts the ...
Words to live by: Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Words to live by: Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the nation celebrates the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honors the accomplishments of this visionary leader, I am struck by what ...
Great things are happening! The value of a hands-on approach

Great things are happening! The value of a hands-on approach

I get a great deal of pleasure and fulfillment sharing the success stories of our clients, and I've started to document some of the more notable succe ...
Great things are happening! A case study

Great things are happening! A case study

Since his first day as pastor of St. John Berchmans Parish in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, Fr. Wayne Watts' motto has been: "Great things are ...
‘Tis the season for giving

‘Tis the season for giving

Holiday Giving 'Tis the Season for Donations While Christmas is still more then seven weeks away, a trip to the mall or a dial of the radio says oth ...
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