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What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations?   This is a question being asked in many nonprofits as they look at how to prepare younger leaders in their organizations to lead and develop their talent.  … Read More

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? Thought leaders drive conversations – online and off, influence others, and shape perceptions in their field.   They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.

Many nonprofit CEOs use their social media profiles to extend the reach of their thought leadership and connect with professional colleagues, media, and policy makers.  … Read More

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills. The workshop covers several topics including:

  • Understanding the networked mindset
  • Visualizing professional and organizational networks and understanding how to leverage for organizational goals
  • Applying these techniques to social platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn for thought leadership, influence, and professional learning.
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How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session about leadership and social media as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits.   Participants were a mix of CEOs and senior staff.    At the end of the month,  I’ll be facilitating a workshop at the 92nd Street Y in NYC call “Social Media Mindsets and Toolsets for Nonprofit,” an interactive workshop is for executive directors and organizational leaders that work for nonprofits and want to learn tips and techniques for scaling social in their organizations.  … Read More

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn.  In the comments, there was some thoughtful discussion about best practices for identifying, screening, and cultivating board members.  

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