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How Nonprofit Leaders Can Ensure Every Part of Their Organization Advances Social Change

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Ensure Every Part of Their Organization Advances Social Change

We have achieved a landmark shift in our culture – corporations are joining nonprofits in the effort to create positive social change. What started with conscious capitalism and Benefit Corporations has now rippled into full-blown philanthropic efforts by Fortune 500...

How Do You Take Your Social Sector Organization from Good to Great? A Checklist for Attracting, Hiring and Keeping the Best Talent

How Do You Take Your Social Sector Organization from Good to Great? A Checklist for Attracting, Hiring and Keeping the Best Talent

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child, you likely heard this question. As adults, we still ask children this question as a way to better understand their creative young minds along with their hopes and dreams for the future. We – and they, even from a...

Why Turnover Should be a Key Metric for the Social Sector – Our Collective Canary in the Coal Mine

Why Turnover Should be a Key Metric for the Social Sector – Our Collective Canary in the Coal Mine

If you want a heartwarming movie to watch in these final days of summer, I highly recommend “The 33,” which is a real-life account of the mining disaster in Chile in 2010. Stories above and below ground intertwine to make the movie compelling and...

How Can Nelson Mandela Help You Put Your Dreams into Action?

How Can Nelson Mandela Help You Put Your Dreams into Action?

Today the world is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day, a day that brings people together to live the values of the late South African leader. He often used a quote attributed to author Joel Barker, and it’s one of my favorites: "Vision without action is merely...

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