Thomas Keeley

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Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme Hurts Nonprofits

Unfortunately, news coming from Wall Street over the last few days (or months for that matter) hasn’t been positive. This time the headlines were focused on a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by former NASDAQ Chairman, Bernard Madoff and the nearly $50 billion that he fraudulently managed.
While many of these articles mentioned the exposure that large corporations [...]

Yes, we’re in a recession, but for how long?

One of the things that annoys me more than anything is when members of the media avoid coming out and confirming things that just about every American, regardless of their level of education, already knew. This was the case with the latest “news” that the United States has been in recession since December, 2007.
While the [...]

Regardless of economic conditions, there is one thing that is always certain: non-profit organizations have to pay their bills and continue to pursue their missions.
For the most part, no money equals no organization.
However, even when there is a rough economy, regardless of what other cuts an organization is forced to make, the one thing that [...]

With the economy continuing to decline, companies of all sizes are now finding themselves having to make adjustments to their marketing budgets, while still hoping to maintain consistency in performance and conversion.
This was made quite clear in a report released today on MarketingSherpa.com.

It makes sense that you would see the largest increase in the two [...]

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Circuit City has finally come to the realization that their current model is unsustainable, and are now reorganizing under Chapter 11.
Yes, Circuit City is bankrupt.
I’ve heard some suggest that Circuit City could be the next Tweeter and fade into oblivion, however after thinking about this for awhile, I [...]

Next Stop, DreamForce 2008

Starting Sunday afternoon I’ll be in San Francisco for the Salesforce.com DreamForce 2008 User and Developer Conference.

For those of us in the nonprofit sector who currently use Salesforce.com, this is a great opportunity to see what other organizations are doing, but more importantly to see how people are using SaaS outside of the nonprofit sphere.
One [...]

I received an email from the folks at Google AdSense this afternoon; however this email has to be by far the most interesting one that I have received:
Dear Publisher,
We understand that the recent economic turmoil has created a lot of uncertainty in the lives of AdSense publishers. During these difficult times, we’re continuing to invest [...]

Even though there have been many financial experts who have urged the American people to save their money and hold off from unnecessary expenses, there are many entrepreneurs who see the struggling economy as an opportune time to start a new company, or grow their existing enterprises.
While the approaches may differ depending on the sector [...]

I think it’s safe to say that if you’re a small business owner, the last few months have been challenging, especially when it comes to cash flow.
With the costs of postage, paper, fuel, utilities and office space all on the rise (though fuel has come down for now), many small business owners have now found [...]

Will Circuit City go bankrupt?

The past year and a half has been one nightmare after another for one of the nation’s largest electronics retailers.
From incompetent CEO’s, missed sale opportunities, to a struggling economy, Circuit City now finds itself in a position where their prospects for staying afloat seem bleak at best.
In the last year alone, Circuit City has seen [...]

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