On the heels of “Trustees Week” in the UK, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd makes the case for why business leaders should encourage employees to get involved in the nonprofit sector as board members.
A short article from London, UK on the benefits to business people of serving on nonprofit boards. It’s an idea that’s fundamentally inverse of our common expectations, but one that’s absolutely true. I can attest to this effect myself. It’s not just about giving. You, or your employees, can gain from service. And here’s a link to the original research http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/business/economic-research-and-information/research-publications/Pages/volunteering-The-business-case-the-benefits-of-corporate-volunteering-programmes-in-education.aspx
RT @GailPerrync: What are a board member’s appropriate #fundraising responsibilities? Here’s my list!
Shout it our load Gail! This is a straight-forward article that minces few words on what should be expected of a nonprofit board when it comes to fundraising.
Procrastination is one of those topics that, it seems, I can’t write enough about. There isn’t a person among us who doesn’t procrastinate, and that’s a fact of life.
This post offers a few quick snippets from the book Focus.
And why their “bad” decisions might be more rational than you’d think.
Does the inevitability of ongoing poverty impact the way our brains make a decisions?
By Lawrence Henze
Story original seen in Philanthropy Journal.
For most nonprofits, colleges and universities, giving significantly increases around the end of the calendar year in conjunction with the late fall and early winter holiday season.
The next 28 days are the focal point of fundraising efforts for many nonprofits across the country. Mailings, email blasts, phone call marathons. Here’s a look at how these efforts can impact your organization.
You have a voodoo doll named ‘Raiser’s Edge.’ (29 Ways You Know You Work For A Non-Profit http://t.co/BDem5i0GlY)
OK, it’s Friday. I know some of this list may seem a bit… off-color, but many of them provide for that ouch moment of truthful realization. Have at it, and don’t take yourself so seriously today.
I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.
The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, “Hey, are you a cyclist?
Hey you. Yes you the would-be corporate giant. Do you have a personal brand? Did you even know you needed one? Read on.
Creativity author Michael Michalko addresses self-limiting thinking and behavior that keeps people from being more creative.
Two deadly sins of our pscyhe designed to kill off our creativity.
Responsibility translates into commitment to finish something. People mostly like and tend to hide from responsibility for their deeds, actions, and decisions.
I wasn’t exactly sure about this post as it looks mostly like a sales pitch for his book. Then I got to this quote and now feel like it might be worth a read.
“There is one rule for the industrialist: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.” While most executives understand and follow the first two parts of Henry Ford’s ‘one rule’, most ignore the third (and most important) part. It says a lot about responsibility too. C-level is “responsible” for making a profit and not for the people they manage or lead.
I haven’t read the book, but will take a look now.
Considerations for planning an IT project, including Executive Involvement, Requirement Definition, and Risk Identification and Management.
This is an important article for nonprofits to read. So often we take technology for granted, thinking it’s only a matter of fundraising for the shiny bits. IT projects shouldn’t be led by the IT department or, heaven forbid, an IT consultant. The article is in two parts, the first posted here today. The second one, I’ll post tomorrow, or you can dig it up yourself.