- Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay
- UConn Expands Program for Careers in Nonprofit Sector
- How are nonprofits using tech to advance their causes?
- Nonprofit led by kids to set national example
- New nonprofit coffee shop an experiment in entrepreneurship
- 5 Things to Consider Before Registering Your Startup as a Nonprofit
Leadership Lessons from Notable Fictional Characters
Jay Gatsby, Prince Hamlet, and Julian Mantle.
Read the Industry Leaders Magazine article here.
Minnesota provides ample funding, leadership, direct approach on homelessness
“Key elements of the state’s efforts against homelessness:
…The Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative includes some of the state’s most recognized foundations and nonprofit organizations, such as the McKnight Foundation, joined together to marshal resources and align investments.”
Read the Madison.com article here.
Atlanta nonprofits make case for funding at Philanthropitch event
“It’s a fast-paced nonprofit version of the popular television show “Shark Tank,” in which entrepreneurs are given three minutes to make pitches before a panel of wealthy investors.
The nonprofits all use innovative solutions to pressing issues affecting metro Atlanta such as access to education, food security and youth leadership.“
Read the AccessAtlanta.com article here.
Podcast: Building an Organization Where the Donor Is King
"In the business world, many companies stake their reputations on customer service, but their lesson is often lost on nonprofits making appeals to donors."
Listen to the Chronicle of Philanthropy podcast here.
Passion and Work
“Never underestimate the power of passion in the workplace. It’s passion and a sense of purpose that drives peak performance and sparks innovation. In an ideal world everyone’s day job speaks loudly to his/her passions."
Read the Just Means article here.
The office revolution that might make you actually excited for work
“Fortunately, forward-thinking companies across the country are no longer ignoring employee health, or even just paying lip service to its importance. They’re providing a wealth of wellness perks and attempting to transform the office into the next wellness frontier—fluorescent lights and recycled air be damned.
Why? For starters, wellness programs have clear ties to better attendance and bumped-up profits—and the more companies become aware of this fact, the easier a sell they’re becoming.“
Read the Well and Good article here.
This is Why You Need to Let Your Best Employees Go
“A recent study of 665 global organizations conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) found that half of managers surveyed admitted to "talent hoarding," or keeping their company's best employees in their current roles.
And that's not good. “
Read the Entrepreneur article here.
Five Challenges All Nonprofit Leaders Must Come To Terms With
1. Being Comfortable Receiving Help
2. Balancing Innovation And Productivity
3. Having Inconclusive Deadlines
4. Working With A Complex Model
5. Being Coachable
Read the Forbes article here.
The Risks of Underfunding Nonprofit Infrastructure
"You can pay a little now to invest in nonprofit infrastructure for the common good…or pay a whole lot more later directly to governments, to fill in the gaps caused by governments, to hire more staff, to pay more attorneys and accountants, and to replace what has been allowed to decay."
Read the Nonprofit Quarterly article here.
We Need Diversity at the Leadership Table
"As we probe diversity in the field of technology, minority involvement and inclusion in leadership seems to be a missing ingredient in the educational uses of and framing of technology in learning. I've thought and carefully asked, 'Do minorities have permission to utilitize and innovate using transformational pedagogy?'"
Read the Education Week article here.
6 ideas for broadening the scope of employee wellness
1. Physical work environment
2. Physical health investment
3. Mental health investment
4. Employee relationships
5. Employee recognition
6. Personal economic health
Read the Employee Benefit News article here.
This is what the most successful entrepreneurs focus on
"...if product, process, and people are all only capable of producing short-term competitive advantages, what is left for an entrepreneur to focus on in order to lead his or her team to sustainable success?
Read the Fortune article here.
Characteristics of a Daring Leadership
Increasing visibility and building trust
Rise Of The Phoenix
No Risk, No Fun
Diagnosing it right
Read the Entrepreneur article here.