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Tune In, Turn Off | The Case for Tech-Free Meetings

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Technology plays an invaluable role in helping nonprofits network with donors and connect with a community of like-minded changemakers. Social media, virtual meetings, and organizational online networks all help us bypass geographical barriers to build connections across the globe—regardless of timezone or city. But as much as these innovations have the ability to increase connectivity, […]

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Beyond the SWOT Analysis, Part 1 | Becoming a Creative Thinking Superstar

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If you’ve spent some time in the social-impact space, you know that creativity is a much needed skill. Whether we’re figuring out how to solve difficult social problems, engaging multiple stakeholders in unique ways, or asking others to dedicate their financial resources to our cause—without the wherewithal to make decisions creatively, we’d be hopelessly stuck. […]

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Work in Motion | How to Boost Productivity with Active Meetings

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Flexible hours and dynamic workspaces are becoming mainstays in the nonprofit world, in part because accommodating busy lives and providing a change of environment can increase employee satisfaction. But taking meetings outside, to the tennis courts, or along the waterfront has been slower to catch on despite evidence that exposure to movement and Mother Nature […]

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Work Smarter (Not Harder) with These 10 Apps

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For most of us, the internet and smartphones have become indispensable parts of daily life. The temptation (and, sometimes, expectation) to be available 24/7 can make unplugging completely from our work seem near impossible. But the same accessible technology that can make us feel tethered to our office email can also help us to work […]

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