Webinar: How to Interview Strong (from either side of the desk)

As you probably know from having spent any time on this site, we are big proponents of professional development. So, it was very exciting to have Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, as our guest for a webinar entitled: “How to Interview Strong” or “How Interviewing is Like Asking for a Major Gift”. Since impressing an interviewer – and getting […]

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10 Lessons from The Breakfast Club for Nonprofits

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Breakfast Club.  A movie that revealed as much about the high school caste system as it did the actual goings on of a unique, all-Saturday detention behind closed doors. Sure, it may very well be the 80’s-phile in me, but I think that the film is just […]

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3 Top Tips for Letting Employees Go

No one enjoys letting employees go or having the “let go” conversation. It can even be harder in small organizations in which that person likely a significant role. In 3 Tips For Letting Employees Go As Painlessly As Possible, National Federation of Independent Business provide advice for letting employees go.   Eliminate the Surprise Factor […]

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Moms & Mission: The “Mommy Track” in Nonprofits

The wage gap between men and women is a major issue across all sectors, especially among nonprofits where the majority of the workforce is women. But what about the “Mom Gap”, the wage gap between mothers and childless women? Working mothers make about 7 to 14% less than women without children. Even in high salary […]

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A Millennial’s Perspective: Why Patience Isn’t the Best Policy

I’ve been reading my normal amount of business articles and blogs, and a pretty big theme has been coming up lately: being patient. Millennials are notorious for being impatient. Believe me – this is fact. But can you blame us? We’ve grown up in a world of instant. If we want to know what our […]

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7 Reality Checkpoints for Your Nonprofit Board

While the number 7 is known for its mathematical, spiritual, and natural significance, consider a board reality checkpoint for each day of your next week. It’s a practical way for busy nonprofiteers to take stock. But first, remember that not every nonprofit board is created equal–not by a long shot. The realities faced by nonprofits can affect […]

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10 Tricks to Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Sometimes there’s a story we tell collectively. When nonprofit colleagues were asked for their candid suggestions on how to avoid burnout, they got right to the core. Having worked in the trenches in some way with each of these pros reconfirmed for me that there’s nothing like the camaraderie and resourcefulness of those who work […]

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Can Gamification Win at Employee Engagement?

Disengaged employees cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion a year in lost productivity. These employees are more likely to steal from their companies, negatively influence their coworkers, miss workdays, and drive customers away. Sounds like a lot, right?   The way that companies engage their employees must evolve with the times (and the […]

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15 Most Popular Posts to Help You in ’15

The 15 most popular posts on Third Sector Today during 2014 provide a mirror for our nonprofit readers. As you revisit these stories–or read them for the first time–you’ll follow some of top interests of those working your sector. Fundraising and Managing are always top TST sections for readers. Posts that surfaced as “most read” during […]

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Top 4 Benefits to Volunteering

Top 4 Benefits Volunteers Enjoy What nonprofit organization can function without volunteers? Imagine all the work that would not be finished, all the initiatives that would fall apart, without volunteers. While nonprofits gain a lot from their volunteers, volunteers benefit from their experience. When recruiting and strengthening bonds with volunteers, don’t forget to bring to […]

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