Golf Balls and Lemonade: Missional Entrepreneurship 101

– Rob Touchstone                                                                   I think I was born to be an entrepreneur. I spent part of my childhood in a middle-class neighborhood surrounded by a “country club” (a poor man’s golf course), one big amazing playground. My friends and I would sneak our bikes onto the paths for joy rides that required avoiding flying…

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Living Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

Dr. Al Winseman, Senior Learning Consultant for Gallup and author of Living Your Strengths, was our guest on Nonprofit Exchange on June 9, 2015. We focused on the importance of understanding and acting on the greatest strengths that we have as individuals and as organizations. Too often, many of us in all sectors, but especially…

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Creative Care of Stakeholders

– Sandy Birkenmaier Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., published a piece in his newsletter this week on why senior citizens should live in jails and criminals should be housed in nursing homes. It was meant to be humorous, but there is often a very fine line between humor and philosophy. Dr. T spoke of how seniors in…

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Smart AND Healthy: Why Nonprofits Live on One Side or the Other

– Todd Greer   At SynerVision Leadership Foundation we have a bias toward continuous learning. We present at conferences and attend conferences. We teach and learn about technology, leadership, strategy, boards, and more, because we make it a priority! On Friday, I was able to attend the South Alabama Non-Profit Summit at the University of…

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Annual Board of Directors Health Check?

– Todd Greer   More and more individuals (and health insurance companies) are recognizing the value of an annual health check with their physician. It provides an opportunity to screen for red flags that may have remained underneath the surface, yet still be causing problems both in the near- and long-term. How about doing a…

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Nonprofits Going Social

KiKi L’Italien was our special guest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, on “The Nonprofit Exchange,” SynerVision Leadership Foundation’s (@SVNPOFoundation) weekly webseries that is aired through Google Hangout and is also recorded as an iTunes podcast. KiKi L’Italien is the host of #AssociationChat and President of Amplified Growth, Inc., which supports associations and commercial clients in…

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The Millennial Takeover!

Jamie Grant and Maddie Notter of Culture That Works were our special guests for our Thursday Nonprofit Twitter Chat (http://twubs.com/nonprofitchat) on February 19, 2015. Jamie was our guest for Tuesday’s Nonprofit Exchange: Leadership Tools and Strategies webinar (February 19, 2015), our weekly webseries that is aired through Google Hangout and is also recorded as an…

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The Millennial in the Nonprofit

Over the next two months, SynerVision Leadership Foundation is focusing much of our effort to spotlight the organizational changes that are presently occurring as Millennials become the majority in the workforce.   On February 17th, Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter, authors of When Millennials Take Over join us at 2 PM for The Nonprofit Exchange. Maddie…

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