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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Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday: Are You Ready?

– Sandy Birkenmaier   Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday are just over four weeks away. Is your nonprofit organization prepared to participate? Small Business Saturday was begun by American Express in 2010 to encourage everyone to shop at small local brick and mortar stores. It can be equally important for small nonprofit organizations. The…

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Nonprofits that Work – The Well Coffeehouse

The Well Coffeehouse   They love coffee. They love people even more. The Well is a coffeehouse community with a bold vision to make a difference around the world and in the local community. As a nonprofit missional coffeehouse they exist to make money…and then give it away! And there’s more. They also exist to…

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Wayne Elsey – Nonprofits: Stay Ahead of the Curve

– Wayne Elsey   Nonprofits today need to be thought leaders to raise more money. Some strategies that enable them to successfully fundraise in today’s environment, where everything changes at lightning speed, combine a mix of old-school principles and new techniques. Since the beginning of time, humans have communicated with each other by telling stories,…

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Point and Counterpoint – Generations in the Nonprofit World

Often in Nonprofit Performance Magazine, we have two viewpoints on topics that impact the overall effectiveness of leaders in a social benefit culture. This isn’t a debate – it’s dialogue from the perspectives of two experienced leaders. The goal is to provide different perspectives to stimulate creative thinking and bring leaders into a new paradigm…

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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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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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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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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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