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Erich Sollman’s Blog

How to Make an Impact with Donations

Giving donations to a nonprofit doesn’t always feel as helpful as hoped. At times, donors give as much as they can but often don’t see the impact they were looking for. When it comes to making donations, there needs to be an effort of time and consideration. A lot of...

5 Books on Nonprofit Management

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released a summer reading list for books on non-profit management. Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker. Engine of Impact identifies seven essential...

Tips for Making Charity a Family Priority

Every parent wants to raise their children to be generous and thoughtful. In the crush of day-to-day struggles over arranging for afterschool sports, homework, and family time, however, thoughts of charity or community work can understandably wilt by the wayside....

Fostering Workplace Philanthropy

How much do you think about bettering your community when you wake up in the morning? Most people would admit to a few minutes – or not at all. For all the time we spend living, working, and playing in our home cities, we rarely take – or have – the...

Why I Support the Raphael House of San Francisco

In 1971, Mrs. Ella Rigney founded the Raphael House as an emergency shelter for single mothers and their children. With a small group of committed volunteers, space was rented from the city to serve the families. After being quickly outgrown, Mrs. Rigney began looking...