Cynthia Adams – Simple Ways to Expand Your Grant Support

– Cynthia M. Adams   In our semiannual State of Grantseeking survey, we regularly hear, “We apply to grantmakers we are familiar with, but do not have time to search for other funding sources for specific projects or needs.” It’s easy to get stuck on a treadmill when it comes to grantseeking, and very difficult…

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Russell Dennis – Leadership: the High Innovation Quotient

– Russell Dennis   Innovation has been a key driver of business for many years. Leaders at the most profitable companies are always looking for ways to reinvent themselves. Look at Apple, Samsung, and Amazon. Need more proof of the power of innovation? Try Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat. They are transforming the way we do…

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Cheryl Snapp Conner – What Gives a Program Wings?

– Cheryl Snapp Conner   There’s a particular challenge in the marketing of social responsibility causes. By their very nature, these programs are founded on principles of doing good. But the altruistic core of these projects is dangerously seductive: How could an idea fail when it is so badly needed, and when the motives for…

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Nicholas Ripplinger – What’s in Your Repository?

– Nicholas R. Ripplinger   In today’s ever-changing climate, the leader has to be flexible and capable of changing course at a moment’s notice. This applies equally to the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation, the young adult overseeing his or her first service project, and every leader at every level in between. But what…

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HiRho Park – Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

– HiRho Park, Ph.D., D.Min.   Institutions, like ideas, adapt to changes in culture and context. When two of the world’s oldest institutions, higher education and the church, become united, staying flexible and current can be challenging. In 2014, the Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment ranked South Korean education number one in the…

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Jeff Magee – Blueprint to Organizational and Personal Success

– Dr. Jeffrey Magee   Building and sustaining organizational greatness is like building any great structure: it starts with a proven blueprint. Crafting personal achievement and sustained success also starts with a proven blueprint. My years of academic exercise and business success implementation have shown five distinct factors to building an organization, sustaining its relevance,…

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Tammy Harden – Encourage, Equip, and Empower: 3e Restoration

– Tammy Harden   What if serving others were something that didn’t drain us, but a process that both aided the holistic growth of the individual and also contributed to the development of an organization? That very ideal sits at the heart of most organizations in the nonprofit sector. Yet, sadly, we often fall short.…

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Stacy Wellborn – Hashtags Raise Stories above the Fray

– Stacy Wellborn   With nearly two-thirds of American adults using social media networking, it is increasingly important that nonprofits use this communication tool to engage audiences and disseminate their message. With so many users and messages flying across the channels, how does a nonprofit get its message heard? One tool allows organizations to cut…

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