Advice, Experience, + Pride—Thoughts from MC Staff

Media Cause

While there are certainly still hurdles to overcome, we wanted to take time this month to celebrate and share personal experiences, advice, and perspectives from our own MC employees around Pride. What advice you would share with your younger self?

Advice for a Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

Saleforce Nonprofit

This advice from Rick Shadyac, President of ALSAC , the fundraising and awareness organization for St. We asked Shadyac to share his learnings and advice for other nonprofit organizations to accelerate their fundraising efforts and investments in innovation.

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MC Female Leadership’s Advice to Their Younger Self

Media Cause

Read as they share their unique journeys to leadership and even more powerful—the advice they would give to their younger selves. . Share a piece of advice you’d give your younger self. Share a piece of advice you’d give your younger self.

Three Fundraising Pros Give Their Advice On What You Should Do After You Get Laid Off

Bloomerang

My personal biggest piece of advice: Get in touch with your network. Do you have one key piece of advice as it relates to being laid off, transitions, and negotiations? I hope this advice helps you approach the post-layoff transition with a little more peace of mind.

Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice

EveryAction

The sea of tech options for nonprofits is large and growing - what isn't is data-driven, expert advice on making tech decisions (as a CRM provider, we get it!). The Guide is a thoughtful, in-depth read, and offers a lot of great advice to organizations looking at different tech options. How do you see online engagement evolving, and what advice would you give to nonprofits planning to adopt new tools in the near future?".

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Advice from the Experts: The Best Fundraising Tips for 2016

Byte Technology

From learning to talk about your cause on the donors’ terms to working harder to build personal relationships, there’s some truly good advice here no matter the size or goal of your organization. Bring your message down to earth and talk in real-life terms. The post Advice from the Experts: The Best Fundraising Tips for 2016 appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

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Life And Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Beyond the helpful advice from Brian Tracy within his book, Earn What You’re Really Worth , are these quotes I find inspiring: “The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth.” – Maxwell Maltz “There are risks and costs to a plan of action.

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The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Professional Development Professional Image Professional Life

Seven Principles To Keep You Present, Grounded And Thriving

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book is a timely guide for not only how to achieve a better life, but also how to become a better leader. Today, O’Neil shares these additional insights and advice with us: What inspired you to write a book about your challenges and conflicts? It is life.

Impact to Story: How to Explain Non-Profit Impact Through Storytelling

The Storytelling Non-profit

What new journey or chapter begins in their life? Fundraising Advice Non-Profit Storytelling Tips Copywriting Non-Profit Communications Non-Profit Fundraising. Having an impact or being part of an impact is motivating to donors.

Walking the Tight Rope: Finding Work-Life Balance in the Nonprofit Sector

ASU Lodestar Center

There are people who think of work-life balance in a Utopian way — where work and life responsibilities are lines in the Zen garden of life. I asked nonprofit professionals about their views on work-life balance and how it effects their day-to-day lives. So, how can nonprofit professionals realistically tackle work-life balance? At first they cling on to their parents' hands for dear life, but eventually they start to feel at ease and find their own rhythm.

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The Critical First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller.

Become A Young Professional Who Wins At Work And Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Become a Young Professional Who Wins at Work and Life , is a really good book you, and lots of people, should know about. also makes for a good gift from a parent or life/business coach and is perfect for a millennial’s book club. Good books I like to share.

Year-end Advice For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

So, here goes.Lynn's year-end advice for leaders: • Do something that you are afraid to do. Something as simple as taking a different route to work or going someplace new for lunch makes life a little more interesting. Thanks Lynn for this great end-of-the-year advice. Two years ago, Lynn Flinn of EWF International in Tulsa, OK wrote the following in her business' newsletter. It's so powerful I wanted to bring it back again this year as 2012 comes to a close.

How to Tell Stories that Raise Money in December

The Storytelling Non-profit

To help you maximize your fundraising efforts this month, I’m here with advice on how to tell stories that raise money in December. If you can, you’ll want to ask them questions like: What’s been happening in your life since we worked on your story together?

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How to Create a Non-Profit Editorial Calendar for Storytelling

The Storytelling Non-profit

Always remember to do a follow through of your campaigns and take action to bring your stories to life!And Non-Profit Communications Advice Donor Stewardship Non-Profit Communications Non-Profit StorytellingImagine the year is just starting.

Leadership And Life Quotes

Eric Jacobson

These quotes truly inspire me : “The three common characteristics of best companies -- they care, they have fun, they have high performance expectations.” -- Brad Hams “The one thing that''s common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don''t like to do.” -- Michael Phelps “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -- Harry S. Truman “The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell.

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Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

Have Fun - Do Good

Below is my contribution: Dear M, My main advice for you, as you begin your adult life as an artist (so exciting!), Life as a creative person is a constant dance between structure and flow. This post was written as part of a gift from wishstudio founder, Mindy Tsonas, to a young artist friend, M. Mindy asked a group of artists and writers to write letters to M, which Mindy compiled into a book for her.

5 Video Editing Shortcuts I Wish I Could Use in Real Life

See3

The post 5 Video Editing Shortcuts I Wish I Could Use in Real Life appeared first on See3 Advice for Do-Gooders. As an editor, I’m all about shortcuts. I use them so much I forget it’s not possible to use them in the real world. Video buzzfeed editing shortcuts

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Leadership And Life Tips

Eric Jacobson

Here are some of my favorite leadership and life tips and advice from William Arthur Ward , one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims: Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. Do More Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leaders Leadership William Arthur Ward

The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller.

What You Need to Know for Successful Year-End Fundraising

The Storytelling Non-profit

They bring the story to life for someone and make it real. . Featured Post Fundraising Advice Non-Profit Storytelling TipsSuccessful year-end fundraising campaigns don’t happen by accident.

How To Make The Most Of Your First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller.

How have you navigated directionless times in your life?

Have Fun - Do Good

I took his advice to heart. This time, it was my who Dad gave me some good advice. How have you navigated directionless times in your life? When we are pursuing our big visions there will be times when our path becomes obscured. In Cheryl Strayed''s, Wild , which I just finished reading, most of the time she knows where she is on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and where she wants to be at the end of her 1,100 mile hike.

Advice for Nonprofits on Hiring the Next Great Fundraiser—Don’t Overlook Older Candidates

Connection Cafe

These folks come to the field of fundraising having spent the life accumulating, and now they want to give back. They have life experiences that help them relate to your donors. I received an email the other day from a man who was in a fundraising class I taught a few years ago. I remember well his enthusiasm for fundraising as he planned to transition from a career in the aerospace industry to the nonprofit arena.

When a blog post takes a life of its own

Judi Sohn

I didn’t buy it, but eventually the symptoms got better and I got back to my life. I didn’t want anyone to think I was attempting to dispense medical advice, and I don’t censor any comments posted as long as they’re not flaming or spam. In December 1994, on our last night of vacation in Las Vegas, Eric and I had tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil at Treasure Island.

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When a blog post takes a life of its own

Judi Sohn

I didn’t buy it, but eventually the symptoms got better and I got back to my life. I didn’t want anyone to think I was attempting to dispense medical advice, and I don’t censor any comments posted as long as they’re not flaming or spam. In December 1994, on our last night of vacation in Las Vegas, Eric and I had tickets to see Cirque Du Soleil at Treasure Island.

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New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” The report, The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World , was designed to answer the question: Over the next decade, how will changes in digital life impact people’s overall well-being physically and mentally? The following positive and negative themes about the impact of digital life surfaced: Positives. Life-saving advice and assistance.

The Critical First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobson

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Books Professional Life A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

If you think that your volunteers will be more candid in person, offer to take a few of your volunteers out to coffee and ask their advice. Ask the person about their life, their needs, and their values. Solicit Advice. Asking for their advice is one signal that you value them and all of the contributions they may be able to offer. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? - Vogue

AFP Blog

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? Vogue : "Instead of laughing in my face for speaking in clichés, Simon shared that he’d taken motivational speaker and author Brendon Burchard’s advice on giving up “screens”—not just phones, but laptops and TV as well—for the first and last 50 minutes of his day. “It’s It’s changed my life,” Simon later told me in an email." 'via

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth Kanter

Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson. How to Design an Effective Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life – Guest Post by Karen Axelson from ETR. Note from Beth: Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success. Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky.

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

Alfred Prufrock : “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” For I have known them all already, known them all: Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; New Feature: The Timeline. Today was the big announcement at the F8 Conference about the new dramatic, life altering changes in the Facebook Platform. The big change will be how Facebook profiles are becoming fuller “timelines” of a one’s life.

35 Leadership, Movitational And Life Quotes

Eric Jacobson

These quotes truly inspire me : “The three common characteristics of best companies -- they care, they have fun, they have high performance expectations.” -- Brad Hams “The one thing that's common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.” -- Michael Phelps “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -- Harry S. Truman “The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell.

Powerful Life Lessons From Maya Angelou

Eric Jacobson

I''ll read this often and do my best to follow her advice. “I''ve I''ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I''ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you''ll miss them when they''re gone from your life. I''ve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I''ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

Do you need to start from scratch?

The Storytelling Non-profit

Take heart in the fact that we navigate through a lot of uncertainty in life on a regular basis, knowingly and unknowingly. Fundraising Advice Non-Profit CommunicationsI’m in the midst of a series on building strategy -- any kind of strategy -- for your non-profit. The first post in this series shared 4 Questions to Make Strategic Decisions is worth reading before you dive into this one.

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Beth Kanter

The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is a collection of the best advice and resources that consultants, support organizations, and nonprofits themselves are offering to the nonprofit community through their blogs. Ryan Ozimek is actively bringing his dream to life— to help accidental techies make the right decisions for their organizations. Flickr Photo by Domen Jakus. Note From Beth: Blog Carnivals are a themed collection of blog posts.

Bo Eason Teaches You How To Achieve Your A-Game In Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Bo Eason Today, Eason shares the following great advice: Question: How can a person stay focused and not let distractions take her/him off course? Take a nice deep breath, think about your life, and start writing. Now look back at your distractions list: What are those distractions in your life that you have to include? That plan guided my life. This was my LIFE DREAM. Every big result I have seen in life started as a declaration.

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Year-end Advice For Leaders From Lynn Flinn

Eric Jacobson

So, here goes.Lynn's year-end advice for leaders: • Do something that you are afraid to do. Something as simple as taking a different route to work or going someplace new for lunch makes life a little more interesting. Thanks Lynn for this great end-of-the-year advice. Last year, Lynn Flinn of EWF International in Tulsa, OK wrote the following in her business' newsletter. It's so powerful I wanted to bring it back again this year as 2011 comes to a close.

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Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth Kanter

I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Simultaneously, I was struggling with burnout related to work-life imbalance and feeling overwhelmed by all the digital technology in my personal life and professional work. What’s your advice to nonprofit professionals? And, yes, it’s possible to be committed to your work and have a fulfilling personal life too.