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8 Lessons on How to Gather | Add Magic to Your Meetings

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Have you ever planned a staff retreat, created a conference agenda, executed on a nonprofit fundraiser, or convened decision makers to agree on anything? Then you or your organization have probably established a standard formula for event planning—book a space, brainstorm some icebreakers, find speakers, schedule coffee breaks, etc. The traditional way of event planning […]


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


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, […]


Goodbye to Groupthink | How to Challenge the Majority

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“The Court’s opinion can hardly be described as an exemplar of restrained and moderate decision making,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in one of her many dissenting opinions. “Quite the opposite. Hubris is a fit word … ” for what she described as the “demolition” of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. Justice […]


Work in Motion | How to Boost Productivity with Active Meetings


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 […]