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Sep6, 2018

Jeff Magee – Blueprint to Organizational and Personal Success

Building and sustaining organizational greatness is like building any great structure: it starts with a proven blueprint. Crafting personal achievement and sustained success also starts with a proven blueprint. My years of academic exercise and business success implementation have shown five distinct factors to building an organization, sustaining its relevance, ensuring its market existence and accelerating its trajectory towards thriving dominance. If these are understood, ...

Sep5, 2018

Samantha Steidle – Supercharge Online Fundraising

Nonprofit organizations are competing in a highly digital marketplace that often leaves them behind due to a lack of resources. Here are the top 10 ways that your nonprofit can revamp its online fundraising efforts. With this hard-hitting advice, you can better reach target audiences and raise funds more efficiently in the competitive online marketing space of today. 1. Work Inbound Marketing Strategies Use inbound ...

Sep5, 2018

Hugh Ballou – Nonprofit Board Idea Generation

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 charities, I’ve yet to find a board that functions up to the level of ...

Aug27, 2018

Brian Sooy – There Are No Chance Meetings

  "There are no chance meetings. I was supposed to come to see you." Those were the first words I heard from my colleague. 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 to spread an idea, stand up for what you believe is right, ...

Aug27, 2018

Betsy Westhafer – Are You in the Arena?

  “Leadership is all about relationships and to be in relationship (with anyone) is to be vulnerable. Every single day, leaders are called to navigate uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure - the only choice is to do it consciously or unconsciously; to lean into the vulnerability or to push it away.” - Brené Brown In our fast-paced, instant gratification society, new ideas truly are a ...

Aug27, 2018

Scott Koorndyk – Sticky Ideas from a Non-Stick Source

  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 Teflon™. Teflon is the third slipperiest substance in existence - even geckos can’t ...

Aug27, 2018

Terrance DeShaun Smith – Leveraging Storytelling into Story-Doing

  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 with adding real value to an individual, community or organization. We build trust through ...

Aug27, 2018

Jonah Berger – Ideas That Spread

  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 don't have a huge budget to spend on advertising. So, very simply, how ...

Aug27, 2018

Stacy Wellborn – Hashtags Raise Stories above the Fray

  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 through the chatter, connect with the target audience, and tell their story. Introduced ...

Aug26, 2018

Tammy Harden – Encourage, Equip, and Empower: 3e Restoration

  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. Homelessness is not a new phenomenon. Shelters, soup kitchens, and a wide variety ...

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