This is not a politically driven column and this month is no exception. However, as a fundraiser, I have been confronted over the years with nonprofits that conveyed a multiplicity of branding messages to donors and I fear this hindered whether a donor chose one charity over another. So, the purpose here is to cut through the smoke and mirrors.
In an era of big-box stores and internet sales, Mike Kaplan is keeping his century-old family furniture business current and thriving. Palisade Furniture in Englewood was started by his great-grandfather in 1919. Mike took over in 2001, when his father became ill and he himself was concurrently downsized
Most financial advice reflects a cautious, balanced perspective. You’ll hear statements like: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Diversify. Borrow, but don’t take on too much debt. Take risks, but have some guarantees as well. Think long-term. And short-term, too.
You get the idea. So,
It’s been said that children are the most expensive free things you’ll ever have. Truer words have never been spoken.
In fact, the US Department of Agriculture came out with a study concluding that each child adds on average $14,970 in annual expenses to their parents, and costs over
For many nonprofits, the biggest money maker of the year is the annual dinner or gala. Depending on the size of the fundraiser, its track record, its philanthropic base of support and related variables often will dictate its financial success. For the purposes of this column, we will focus exclusively on the dinner type of
In years past, one might have thought that having an automated smart home was something out of a Ray Bradbury science fiction story. However, that is no longer the case. Efraim Vaynman, founder and owner of Automated Abode, offers home-automation services at an affordable price in the New York/New Jersey area. Home automation
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Summer is a time to enjoy some changes to one’s look, and makeup is no exception. Fabrics embrace lighter weight and bright colors, and this general rule carries through into cosmetics as well. Adela Mrkulic, makeup artist at Elie Tanous Salon in Riverside Square, helps take women into the summer cosmetic
The worst thing about a cube farm is that nobody peeks over his cube. Too many offices are set up like a housing development that no one has made the effort to transform into a neighborhood. People don’t get tapped on the shoulder and taken into the inner sanctum by some member of the old guard.
My wife drives a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. She routinely tells me she loves her car. I am less enthusiastic. For $2,000 we upgraded the vehicle to the “tech package” that includes a navigation system, but the vehicle’s built-in navigational interface is shamefully behind the times. Therefore, to navigate while driving, I clip
The Winning Edge 2018 Conference, which took place Monday, June 18, at Montclair State University, brought together a stimulating and comprehensive array of business professionals who thoroughly encouraged and engaged the audience, and addressed all of the challenges any business will face. From bringing creative ideas to
Fundraising journals do not make attractive doorstops. Some are big and clunky. Others are slim and trim and may not even hold the door open. You might even trip on one when walking through same door. Hence, they don’t serve a useful purpose.
In case you haven’t sensed my sarcasm, I don’t