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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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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Brian Sooy – There Are No Chance Meetings

– Brian Sooy   The first words I heard from my colleague were “There are no chance meetings. I was supposed to come to see you.” Whether guided by divine appointment or the intent of purposeful relationship, there are no chance meetings for those who are champions for a cause. Every interaction is an opportunity…

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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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Nonprofits that Work – The Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Jackie Robinson Foundation   The Jackie Robinson Foundation (www.jackierobinson.org) is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the wife of American sports and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson, to perpetuate his memory through the support of higher education and the promotion of the values he embodied. The Foundation’s celebrated program model…

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Angela Spranger – Workforce Diversity: Visible, Safe, and Valued

– Dr. Angela Spranger   I believe, after 20-plus years in the workforce including internal and external consulting, that people are all just people. And my four academic degrees, both practical and theory-based, support that understanding: people are all just people. We all want a few basic things out of our workplace experience, and we…

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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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