Jonah Berger – Ideas That Spread

– Jonah Berger   Social benefit and nonprofit organizations need to grow to be effective. They have an important message and are doing really good work, but they need to get their message out there. It’s not enough just to do good work; you have to get your ideas to catch on. Unfortunately, many organizations…

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Nonprofit Board Idea Generation

– Hugh Ballou   Utilizing the nonprofit board of directors properly is an uphill climb for most leaders, whether leading a religious institution, local charity, national nonprofit, or educational organization. We’ve been taught leadership wrong and we have inherited systems that aren’t working for maximum effectiveness. In fact, in my 30+ years of work with…

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Terrance DeShaun Smith – Leveraging Storytelling into Story-Doing

– Terrance DeShaun Smith   To attract brand ambassadors, advocates, and donors, nonprofits must build a platform and a movement. This allows us to capture attention and communicate with our audience. We must build trust, create an experience, and engage our audience cleanly, clearly and concisely. Building Trust: Patience, Compassion, and Tolerance Building trust starts…

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Scott Koorndyk – Sticky Ideas from a Non-Stick Source

– Scott Koorndyk   As the leader of a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the transition of ideas from the research laboratory to the marketplace, I’m fascinated by great innovations. Those innovations contain great lessons for those of us in the business of ideas. One of my favorites is the story behind the invention of…

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Della Britton – Tackling Challenges Together: Jackie Robinson Fdn

– Della Britton Baeza    Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband, The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective college scholarship programs supporting minority college and graduate school students throughout the United States. JRF’s two-pronged approach provides generous, four-year grants in conjunction…

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Robert Coleman – Getting a Second Chance

– Robert Coleman   Second Chance, like a lot of organizations, started with an individual who had a less-than-positive experience. This individual had the addiction disease and came very close to taking his own life. From that profound moment, he realized that he was not unique, and that he could make a difference for others…

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Brian Rusch – Striving for Healing

– Brian Rusch Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human. When we want to give high praise to someone we say, ‘Yu, u nobunto’; ‘Hey so-and-so has ubuntu.’ Then you are generous, you are hospitable, you are friendly and caring and compassionate. You share…

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Kathleen LaTosch – Act Now for Nonprofit Diversity and Inclusion

– Kathleen LaTosch   Improving internal diversity and inclusion is frequently a struggle for nonprofit organizations. Well-intentioned staff are often overworked, underpaid and have so much to do that adding another item is overwhelming and exhausting. And while improving the internal diversity and inclusion of your organization is important or imperative, how do you formulate…

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Albert Winseman – The Power of a Strengths-Based Team

– Albert L. Winseman, D.Min.   There’s nothing like watching a great team in action. Like many sports fans across North America, I was transfixed by the 2015 NBA finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. It was a great series, and Cavaliers star LeBron James almost willed his injury-ridden team…

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