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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

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

I’ve just returned from keynoting  the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis,  sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.   Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists,  and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.… Read More

Bridge Building or Trust Busting: A Warts-and-All Reflection on “Learning in Public”?

Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the  GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.   The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

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