Michael Barnes

Avatar
7 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Michael Barnes is founder and CEO of Awakened Innovations, Inc. Awakened Innovations helps nonprofits to save time and money by connecting them with high-quality, vetted, service providers. Previously, Michael has been a business coach; Director of Lab Operations at, Assurex Health (a genetic testing laboratory); and built the Cincinnati Biobank and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Michael’s overarching passion is to help others succeed and fulfill their mission in life.
Language is a fascinating thing. It allows us to share experiences with others who were not around.  It allows us to communicate. And, as we all know from social media, it allows us to miscommunicate faster than ever before! It...
As I read posts by professionals on social media and in discussions IRL, I keep hearing a phrase that grates on me. It is especially commonplace in nonprofit discussions.  “Best Practice.” I constantly see people asking others to share...
I recently published a piece called, “Stop Judging Nonprofits by their Overhead Numbers.” This piece (below) received some reaction, as expected. Some agreed with my point. I was a little surprised, to be honest. https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/stop-judging-nonprofits-by-their-overhead/ Even more surprising was a website...
As a follow-up to our in-person Fundraising Reimagined event, we hosted a similar event online to allow people from anywhere across the world to join in. It was great fun and a great success! Here, we share the 100+...
Recently, the cathedral at Notre Dame suffered fire damage. $1B was raised for repairs in about 24 hours. Let me state plainly, clearly, and loudly that I have no issue with the fact that they raised the money. I...
For decades, nonprofits have been judged by what percentage of their budget goes to “programs.” Programs means actively pursuing their mission. Feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, rescuing those in trafficking, cleaning up rivers…Whatever that specific nonprofit’s mission is. One...
Most nonprofits (and for-profit businesses, for that matter) are struggling to find and retain quality employees and volunteers in the current climate of full employment. The ability to increase wages to attract and retain employees to nonprofits is limited....

▼ DON'T MISS ▼

Respecting Boundaries – Let’s Not Get So Familiar So Fast

The Internet is a wondrous place, especially for those of us who grew up long before it was even thought of, let alone something...
Email List Login