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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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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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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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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