The Single Most Important Leadership Quality

Ric Leutwyler — founder and president, Philanthropegie

Someone recently asked me to choose the most important quality of an effective leader. Before you read on, take a moment to think about how you would answer this question? To set the stage for this, I should share that I am a big believer in the maxim – “Leadership is Action, Not Position.” For […]

Preventative Screening

Ariel Herr — Media Strategist, Hargrove Partnership

Ric mentioned the January 2012 controversy at Susan G. Komen in response to my earlier post about Penn State’s PR nightmare. The issue we discussed at the time related to public reaction after Komen cut funding for breast cancer screening to Planned Parenthood, which ignited a media firestorm, and affected donation and participation levels nationwide. Since […]

Made to Give

One of my favorite books of all time is the Go Giver, by John David Mann and Bob Burg. This is an allegorical novel aimed at business professionals, but I think there are lessons for all of us.  In fact, there are five laws outlined in the book, known as the Laws of Stratospheric Success. […]

How to make the most of your volunteer experience

Ric Leutwyler — founder and president, Philanthropegie

My work with Philanthropegie is all about making a difference.  More specifically, it’s about helping others to make a difference – and volunteering plays a big role in this arena.  That must have been on my mind the other day when I read a great article by Rick Steves – “How to make the most […]

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