SGI57: A New Era for Nonprofits with Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey

The nonprofit sector is going through some pretty significant shifts right now. These include a focus on sustainability, measuring impact, and developing more strong leaders. In this episode, Wayne Elsey shares about these, as well as suggestions for managing critics and leading a full (but not too busy) life.

The key points covered in this podcast discussion are:

  • Hire for your weaknesses
  • If you’re not sure what to do, go back to the beginning
  • Hug your haters
  • Always take the high road
  • Remember that you matter – and that you can make a difference

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Our guest for this episode is Wayne Elsey. Wayne is the founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises (EE). Among his various independent brands, he is also the founder and CEO of Funds2Orgs, which is a social enterprise that helps nonprofits, individuals and organizations raise funds while helping to support micro-enterprise (small business) opportunities in developing nations. The shoe drive fundraising recently unveiled the 3.0 version of its new website, which you can see at You can also follow Wayne at and at his blog,, which includes digital downloads of all of his books and resource papers on the “Free Resources” page.

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