How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)

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Back to my newsletter example: if I was to redo that interview, I’d talk more about the “culture” I helped to build around contributing information for the publication – normalizing the publishing schedule so deadlines weren’t a surprise, making submission as easy as possible so as not to be dreaded, setting expectations for content quality, etc. Have the right attitude. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

We need to foster an attitude of gratitude and create a culture of thanking our donors. To create an attitude of gratitude , consider the good ole’ fashioned 5Ws and an H: Who is involved in each step of the thank you process? The post The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Sponsored by Network for Good. From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you.

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3 Lessons Arts & Cultural Organizations Can Learn from Retail

Connection Cafe

Being new to the arts & cultural space (career-wise, not interest-wise), I’ve been doing a lot of reading to get a better understanding of this industry. What’s surprised me are the parallels I see with other industries – namely retail where I was most recently focused – and it got me thinking: what can arts & cultural organizations learn from the retail industry? What are they doing, and can we apply the same concepts in arts & cultural?

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Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization. But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy. Get Everyone Aligned Around the Culture of Philanthropy.

Crafting Your Culture

SocialFish

—————— Building organizational culture involves magic and artistry. But you create a culture by doing and saying, and you can choose to be deliberate and thoughtful about what you do and say. The reality is that every organization has a culture: a distinctive mix of attitude, atmosphere, norms, and values. And the executive director and senior staffers have a disproportionate influence on what that culture looks like.

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

NonProfit Hub

And it reminded me just how important culture plays in the recruiting, hiring, training and retaining an awesome staff. Instead, let culture be your bedrock. And most importantly, let your nonprofit culture permeate into everything—and I mean everything—you do. What I mean by “culture”. Culture is complicated—or at least a lot more complicated than most realize. It consists of all of the attitudes, beliefs, values and goals of your organization.

[PODCAST] Creating a Culture of Self Care | Ft. Beth Kanter

NonProfit Hub

Culture building. In the nonprofit sector specifically, culture building is daunting and confusing, not to mention, seemingly costly. What a lot of people don’t know is that culture is the lifeblood of any organization. If your nonprofit’s culture includes beige walls, cubicles and minimal days off, you still have culture. Culture catalyzes staff engagement and strengthens leadership. Culture also includes intangibles like attitudes and mindsets.

How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Culture (One Brick at a Time)

NonProfit Hub

Company culture isn’t just for startups and businesses; it’s a fundamental part of every nonprofit’s DNA. Your culture helps to define your brand and, in part, determine the type of people who should be part of your organization. And to be clear, every organization does have a culture. Ideally, you want your nonprofit’s culture to be purposefully built. Some people think that company culture refers to workplace perks and benefits—and yes, those things are a part of it.

Embracing risk culture in nonprofits: let’s start talking about failure

ASU Lodestar Center

What is risk culture? “.staff Such a culture supports an open discussion about uncertainties and opportunities, encourages staff to express concerns, and maintains processes to elevate concerns to appropriate levels.”. There’s a hush-hush culture regarding risk and failure. However, changing the attitudes within the sector from being risk averse to the embrace of a risk culture could mean the difference between how much impact organizations make.

How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It comes down to organizational culture. The nonprofits that embrace measurement have a data-driven culture. The Evolutionary Stages of A Data-Driven Culture. Culture is an organization’s operating patterns of behavior, activities, and attitudes, influenced by a shared set of values and beliefs that characterize the way people work together. Changing a nonprofit culture isn’t as simple as. Does your nonprofit have a data-driven culture?

How To Shape A Vision Of Greatness For Your Employees And Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A positive attitude, and less energy spent on bad situations. Company Culture Cultural Fit Culture Cultures Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leaderhship Leadership Books

The Benefits Of Having An Ethical Culture

Eric Jacobson

In Andrew Leigh''s new book, Ethical Leadership , he provides these compelling and important benefits of having an ethical culture in your business/organization: Customers prefer dealing with companies who put ethics at the center of their culture. An ethical culture helps you make your company a strong affirming place to work in. The foundations of an ethical culture include values, attitudes, meaning, behaviors, purpose, and management practices," explains Leigh.

Five Benefits Of Having An Ethical Culture

Eric Jacobson

In Andrew Leigh''s book, Ethical Leadership , he provides these compelling and important benefits of having an ethical culture in your business/organization: Customers prefer dealing with companies who put ethics at the center of their culture. An ethical culture helps you make your company a strong affirming place to work in. The foundations of an ethical culture include values, attitudes, meaning, behaviors, purpose, and management practices," explains Leigh.

5 Compelling Benefits Of Having An Ethical Culture

Eric Jacobson

In Andrew Leigh''s book, Ethical Leadership , he provides these compelling and important benefits of having an ethical culture in your business/organization: Customers prefer dealing with companies who put ethics at the center of their culture. An ethical culture helps you make your company a strong affirming place to work in. The foundations of an ethical culture include values, attitudes, meaning, behaviors, purpose, and management practices," explains Leigh.

Creating Buy-In for a Data Culture at Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Integrating data and analytics into your organizational culture can be a huge hurdle to overcome. Participation: Change in organizational culture stems from successful participation at every staff level. One way to foster this begins with open dialogue discussions for staff to ask questions, surveys to learn about attitudes and pre-existing skill level, staff-wide training, and dedicated staff time. All these methods can create a fun atmosphere around your new data culture.

Gratitude + Philanthropy = A Truly Inspired Grateful Patient Experience

Connection Cafe

We’ve been talking about having a “culture of philanthropy” in the not-for-profit world for a very long time. Download this worksheet to determine the culture of philanthropy at your organization. . Culture is the Way Things Get Done . C ulture permeates all activities in an organization— i t’s the attitudes, beliefs, actions and values of the people who make up the organizatio n. Simply put , culture is the way things get done.

Research Friday: Does your nonprofit have an outcome-driven culture?

ASU Lodestar Center

Outcomes usually imply changes in behavior, condition, skills, attitudes or knowledge in the individual, community or other target population. Grant funding and the proper knowledge to conduct program evaluation are common issues: The United Way is one grantmaking organization that promotes an outcome-driven culture in nonprofits. posted by Karina Lungo , Research Assistant, ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

The Compelling Benefits Of Having An Ethical Culture

Eric Jacobson

In Andrew Leigh''s book, Ethical Leadership , he provides these compelling and important benefits of having an ethical culture in your business/organization: Customers prefer dealing with companies who put ethics at the center of their culture. An ethical culture helps you make your company a strong affirming place to work in. The foundations of an ethical culture include values, attitudes, meaning, behaviors, purpose, and management practices," explains Leigh.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth Kanter

Even better is to have self-care so finely embedded in the nonprofit’s culture that there is not a need for a separate program, it is simply part of the way the organization works. You need to understand whether your organization’s culture is one where happy, healthy can thrive or will be ignored, or even worse ridiculed. You have probably heard the saying, “culture eats strategy for breakfast” as famed management guru, Peter Drucker is credited as saying.

10 Tips for Using Zoom for Successful Donor Visits

Connection Cafe

Anyone going out there during this crisis with a “rah-rah” salesperson attitude will rightly get crushed. Arts & Cultural Foundations Healthcare Higher Education K-12 Schools Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising coronavirus COVID-19 Donor Engagement Major Donor CultivationI feel grateful. Maybe, lucky? I’m not sure which word is more correct for such a tumultuous and devastating situation. Neither seems entirely accurate.

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The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 1: Can Cultural Institutions Be Third Places?

Museum 2.0

Like many museum and library professionals, I am enamored of the idea of cultural institutions as “third places” – public venues for informal, peaceable, social engagement outside of home or work. Here are four surprising things Oldenburg describes about third places—characteristics I think would be quite difficult for cultural institutions to assume: The primary attraction of a third place is the patrons, not the décor, the hosts, or the activities provided by management.

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What is the Current State of Grantseeking? Arts, Culture, & Humanities

Tech Soup Blog

And it gets particularly interesting when you start looking at the responses from arts, culture, and humanities groups. For example, 71% of total survey respondents feel that they will receive the same number or more awards in the coming year, whereas 77% of arts, culture, and humanities-focused organizations believe that they will receive the same or increased numbers of awards. (On Cindy Adams is the president and CEO of.

Self Care in the Museum Workplace

Connection Cafe

Seema) In some museum work places, the culture of stress is tied to perceived effort, as you mention. Each museum staff has its own culture born of the particular challenges of their own work. But as Seema says, wellness is contextual—fit-test these ideas to your culture before you wade in. Q: How do you talk to your leadership team about creating a culture that recognizes that work is not 24/7 and that that is not and should not be an expectation?

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3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Want to Come to Work

NonProfit Hub

When everyone sits back down at their desks, they’re guaranteed to have an improved attitude and a clear mind. Culture Featured Human ResourcesHere at Nonprofit Hub, we have a fun, creative workspace filled with lots of food and games. We go on walks when we feel overwhelmed. We take time to sit, socialize and enjoy each other’s company. And believe it or not, we leave every day feeling proud of what we’ve accomplished.

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Is Face-to-Face Communication Gone in the Digital Age?

SocialFish

I talk a lot about the Millennials growing up in the digital age and how that impacts their attitudes and values in the workplace and as members of associations. Culture That Works Open CommunityThis post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

5 Key Takeaways from the Millennial Impact Report — Wave 2

NonProfit Hub

Achieve and The Case Foundation just released their 2016 Millennial Impact Report, which focuses on millennial behavior and attitudes toward social good and cause engagement. Culture Featured Volunteer RecruitingThey carried out extensive national research and gained insight on the trends of today’s young adults. But what does it all mean for you? For an up-close-and-personal look at their findings, check out the report. Looking for just a snapshot?

4 Ways to Increase Membership and Donations with Killer Customer Service

Connection Cafe

Anah has over 10 years working with arts and cultural nonprofits helping to improve their customer service to grow their organization. . When your staff knows that having fun, being a little loopy or finding a fun approach to issues is not only acceptable but appreciated, they will adopt this attitude. Operations ALTRU Arts & Cultural donations fundraising Membership membership organization

Executive Support in Driving and Maintaining CSR Programs

Connection Cafe

Attitudes towards corporate social responsibility have evolved over recent years with more leaders recognizing giving back to their communities as an imperative aspect of their business.

Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

In your organization, this may look like negative attitudes toward evaluation, poor research designs and collecting data but not using the data. What attitudes toward evaluation are present? Staff who know the program, the people, and the culture well.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Joseph Lalonde

She calls her out on it and Bethany cops an attitude. Reel Leadership Alex Wolff Bobby Cannavale Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Dwayne Johnson Jack Black Jumanji Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Karen Gillan Kevin Hart leadership lessons from the movies Madison Iseman Marc Evan Jackson Mason Guccione Morgan Turner Nick Jonas pop culture leadership Rhys Darby Robin Williams Ser'Darius Blain The Rock video games

Strategic Grantmaking to Improve Community Health

Connection Cafe

Through grantmaking, hospitals leaders can help fellow organizations expand their capacity to provide urgently-needed, culturally-responsive services. While these organizations have very different cultures and processes, they can benefit from learning from hospitals’ approach—and vice-versa.

Daily DoGooder: The World had Changed. You Can Too

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| 1:01 World Wildlife Foundation Canada Set to a hokey feel-good tune, this clip from WWF Canada riffs on Western cultural attitudes and commonplaces of times gone by. Change the world, one video at a time.The World had Changed. You Can Too. | This video posits the power of change in the small, daily actions of [.]. Daily DoGooder

The Secret Science Of Brilliant Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I particularly found useful Watkin's discussion on culture , where he wrote: Culture is the collective attitudes within a group, team or organization, and they manifest in : Customs : traditional practices that may be honored, not necessarily repetitive. Rituals : stylized conceptual totems representing an aspect of culture. Symbols : stylized conceptual totems representing an aspect of culture. Metaphors : stylized stories used to reflect culture.

First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The term reflects an acronym that stands for behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment. Attitudes – Encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win. Attitude : encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win Relationships : the heart of leadership.

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How To Achieve Fearless Innovation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Innovation isn’t a thing , it’s a mindset and attitude made up of clear principles that help individuals, organizations, and societies adapt to change, survive and grow, and prosper,” explains Goryachev.

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Recognizing the Importance of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

This night is just one of many things we’ve done in the organization to help create an attitude of gratitude. We are a fun-loving, hard-working group and our awards also reflect the culture of our organization. All awards don’t have to be plaques—be creative and make sure it fits your NPO’s culture. Live the Attitude Everyday. This attitude doesn’t just happen with our volunteers, but we also try to pass it on to the students at our services.

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How the Workplace is Changing

Connection Cafe

To generalize a bit, the prevailing attitude toward work used to be to show up to your job with the sole purpose of putting food on the table and keeping a roof overhead. ” R achel, Gary, and Carina continue to make interesting points and cover many topics in the episode, lending their expertise and experience to shed light on where we as people are headed in our professional culture.

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Your New Leader 100-Day Action Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

For example: Cultural engagement is extremely important in a successful transition; and it is essential that you know what your cultural engagement plan will be before walking in the door for Day One. Values -- Believes and moral principles that guide attitudes, decisions, and actions. This must-read book for anyone in a new leadership role also includes: A new approach called BRAVE on how to engage hearts and minds in the intended culture.

Who should manage social media at your nonprofit?

John Haydon

that frames this topic from an organizational culture perspective. She argues that the real question is “ what type of culture does your organization have around communication?&#. Nonprofits that values good communications have four qualities: A mature, transparent culture around sharing information internally and externally. A long view attitude. Photo by arbyreed. It would be great if you I could give you “the answer&# to this one, but I can’t.

Happy 41st Southwest Airlines. You Set The Example.

Eric Jacobson

I admire their company culture and applaud their customer service. Chairman, President and CEO, Gary Kelly, shares some insights into the airline' culture in the June issue of the airline’s in-flight magazine. He says that employees are asked to display them each and every day : A Warrior Spirit A Servant’s Heart A Fun-LUVing Attitude The airline says that employees embrace Southwest as a “cause,” not a job. Yesterday, Southwest Airlines celebrated its 41st anniversary.

Who should manage social media at your nonprofit?

John Haydon

that frames this topic from an organizational culture perspective. She argues that the real question is “ what type of culture does your organization have around communication?&#. Nonprofits that values good communications have four qualities: A mature, transparent culture around sharing information internally and externally. A long view attitude. Photo by arbyreed. It would be great if you I could give you “the answer&# to this one, but I can’t.

First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The term reflects an acronym that stands for behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment. Attitudes – Encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win. Attitude : encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win Relationships : the heart of leadership.

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Insights From "Women Who Mean Business"

Eric Jacobson

Loyalty is not something you can spot right away; attitude is. Attitude is something you can't teach." Philanthropy Management Leadership Corporate Culture Effective Listening Volunteering Customer Service Leadership SkillsEvery year, the Kansas City Business Journal honors 25 women business leaders in the Kansas City metro in its " Women Who Mean Business " awards competition.