Nancy Falls – Listening Generously to Others

– Nancy Falls   Generous Listening: Creating Great Teams at the Boardroom Table   Baseball legend Casey Stengel excelled as a player, but he is perhaps most famous for his years as a manager. As he said it so well, “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.”…

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Frances Hesselbein – The Next Greatest Generation

– Frances Hesselbein   Being Ready for the (Next) Greatest Generation   If you haven’t noticed, Millennials (born in 1980-2000) are in your organization and their numbers are growing. They don’t want much from their organizations. They’re looking for engagement – not being placed in a category, but right across your organization, at every level,…

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Jeff Fromm – Designing for Millennials

– Jeff Fromm   Most nonprofits have a lot of equity in old schemas, but Millennials have little equity in them, creating a fundamental conflict. If we start by looking at the core product or service that the nonprofit offers, and examine it for what reasons people are engaged by and resonate with it, we…

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Joan Snyder Kuhl – The Emerging Millennial Leader

– Joan Snyder Kuhl   The lack of understanding between the generations and within the organization is real. Today, organizations are dealing with a translation issue. Business has a common language that is somehow being misinterpreted amongst the diverse generations in the workforce. In an effort to find the best solution for bridging this gap…

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Derrick Feldmann – Prepare for a Millennial Workforce

– Derrick Feldmann   More than 46 million American employees are aged 20-34. Just as Baby Boomers altered life as their parents knew it, Millennials – a larger cohort than Boomers – are influencing our lives today as much or more, and at an incredibly accelerated pace. Their influence is being felt in the workplace.…

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Nate Turner – The Balance Between Right and Young

– Nate Turner   I hated those meetings. Actually, I didn’t hate the content. In fact, I loved those strategy and planning meetings, and the challenge of the organizational puzzle. I handle the puzzle well, seeing the pieces, and many times the solution, easily. It’s one of the reasons I was in organizational strategy. No,…

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Connor Gwin – Millennials and the Church

– Connor Gwin   Millennials are the topic of many conversations in the Christian church these days. Depending on whom you ask, this generation will either destroy or save Christianity. Either way, most agree that Millennials are not in the pews. Every two weeks or so, a blog post lists the “Five Ways to Attract…

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Cynthia Adams – GrantStation Forum on Changes in Philanthropy

– Cynthia M. Adams   Over a year ago, I read a report that changed my long-held belief that philanthropy, especially in the world of grant makers, seldom changes and, when it does change, the change is slow. The report was called 10 Innovations in Global Philanthropy, published by a group out of London called…

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Ariel Lev – Coworking’s Impact on Nonprofit Startups

– Ariel Lev   The word entrepreneur may relate to one’s status as a business owner or describe a type of person. In most cases, “entrepreneurs” have started for-profit organizations. Recently, social entrepreneur has described those starting organizations that are mission-oriented over profit-oriented. According to Stanford Social Innovation Review, this ambiguous term is used to…

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F. Douglas Powe, Jr. and Jasmine Rose Smothers – Success Now!

Partnering for “Now” Success – F. Douglas Powe, Jr., and Jasmine Rose Smothers   We have all heard those famous words, “the children are our future.” In Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations, we argue that, for Millennials (young people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s ), the future…

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