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What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness

The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture.   And, every year when the calendar flips over, we embrace reflection and setting goals.   However, we live in a connected world where we have gotten so go at being in touch, informed, and connected, that we don’t know how to be alone and step away more regularly.… Read More

Pioneers in Justice: Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice



Note from Beth:
How do we build networks and movements around important social change issues.  A generative social impact network links people together through relationships.  They create social capital or value by making their skills, resources, and knowledge available to each other.    

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5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “The Field Guide to Procrastination” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “putting off tasks for a later date.”     We all do it.  … Read More

Keep Calm and Write It Down: How Reflective Practice Leads To Better Results for Nonprofit Giving Days

I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook.   The idea is not only for participants to acquire the skills and knowledge to host a successful giving day, but for them share and transform practices together.  … Read More

RIP Google Reader: Don’t Scream Who Moved My Cheese, Pivot Your Reading

This past week, Google announced that it would close Google Reader on July 1st.    Nonprofit technology colleague Nancy Schwartz shared that link and it prompted a lot of angst for many who had grown dependent on this free software.   More than 125,000 people signed this online petition at Change.Org and lists of alternatives to Google Reader started popping up like this one from Lifehacker and list.ly.  … Read More