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2021 Nonprofit Trends: Shifting Our Focus to Upstream Nonprofit Work

2021 Nonprofit Trends: Shifting Our Focus to Upstream Nonprofit Work

When I first heard the famous parable about “The River,” I was at a national cardiovascular convening in 2003 held at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia (made famous by Dirty Dancing). The presenter told the story: you and a friend are having a picnic by the side of a...

Holiday Hustle: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2020

Holiday Hustle: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2020

Tonight marks the seventh day of Hanukkah – or the Festival of Lights. It commemorates the victory and recapture of Jerusalem in the year 164 BC. It is celebrated by the lighting of a menorah. One candle, known as the shamash, is lit and then used to light the other...

Top Sources of Board-CEO Conflict and How to Resolve Them

Top Sources of Board-CEO Conflict and How to Resolve Them

Remember that game we played in school – tug-of-war? While the origin is uncertain, it has been around since the 8th century BC as a game of strength and teamwork. The concept is simple, but the strategy behind it is complex – it requires more than just power. It also...

Inspiring an Impact Mindset in the Social Sector

Inspiring an Impact Mindset in the Social Sector

More and more, research indicates that one of the keys to success is mindset – the frame of mind through which we perceive, interpret and organize our complex world. In fact, science is showing – through studies with athletes, medical patients and students taking...

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