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A Software Lending Library in Kansas City?

Tech Soup Blog

The Kansas City Public Library. They have developed a way for anyone with a Kansas City public library card to use expensive professional applications like those from Adobe and Microsoft without owning them. and was initially developed by the Kansas City Library in cooperation with a Mozilla Ignite Challenge. Image: Courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library and Mozilla Foundation. has devised something new in the world of digital inclusion.

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Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

Tech Soup Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. The City Of Reinvention.

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Kinetic’s Power of Philanthropy Summit to Feature New Research on High- and Ultra-Net-Worth Donors

NonProfit PRO

Kinetic, a global fundraising consulting company headquartered in Kansas City, MO, is partnering with the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management to host its third virtual Power of Philanthropy Summit. Fundraiser Education Major Gifts News/Stats/Studies Henry W.

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How To Select A Good Executive Coach

Eric Jacobson

When a leader or manager is considering using an executive coach, Marilyn O''Hearne , Master Certified Coach in the Kansas City metro area, said that person should at a minimum: Make sure the coach is certified and subscribes to a code of ethics. Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Coaching Kansas City

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6 No-Cost Ways To Create A Best-Place-To-Work Company

Eric Jacobson

cities, that there are six things these effective leaders do that don''t cost money. Employee Retention Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kansas City I had the pleasure of interviewing Leigh Branham over the past few years. He''s the author of the popular book called, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave , and he''s the owner of the Overland Park, KS-based business called Keeping The People.

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How Your Customers Can Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan. Kansas City Leadership Brainzooming Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Strategies Strategic Planning Overland Park General Management Skills

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How To Write A Business Plan In About One Hour

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO). skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobson

What youll read is primarily based on what Ive learned from a variety of mentors, co-workers and supervisors over the past 30 years. -- Eric Jacobson -- formerly a Senior Vice President at Penton Media in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City, MO). Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Never Say These Words To A Customer Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice in his recent column in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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20+ Digital Marketing & Fundraising Conferences for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Location: Kansas City, MO. Digital marketing and fundraising trends are constantly evolving and conferences provide an essential training opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn from their peers and spark their creativity.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What’s The Best Way To Share Tax Information With Donors?

Bloomerang

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. Kansas City Symphony. Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity.

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6 Places to Find Grants for Your Non-Profit

The Fundraising Authority

For example, if you are an organization fighting homelessness in Kansas City, you’ll want to search terms like: Grants homelessness Grants homelessness Kansas City Funding homeless shelter Missouri “Our Donors” homeless shelter Missouri Grants received homelessness Etc.

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A Warm Welcome to Brian Graves and Sandra Armenta, new VPs at Forum One!

Forum One

Our new leadership is no exception: Brian will operate from his home in Kansas City, and Sandra from Forum One’s Arlington/Crystal City office. It’s my great pleasure to welcome new leadership at Forum One.

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Talking About Race and American Jazz Museum Finalists for the Anthem Awards

Forum One

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, and features live music in their venues, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater.

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Today's Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobson

A good reminder from a former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas: " If you haven''t done anything for someone else today, you haven''t done anything for yourself" - Joe Steineger, Farmer and Former Mayor, Kansas City, Kansas. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

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Apply for the 2022 Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

While many activities and resources moved online over the past decade, the pandemic forced institutions to offer all their services digitally. The attempt elevated the public’s awareness of digital inequity.

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Weekly Videos Provide Tips For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Be sure to take a few minutes each week to view the HEMP Mentorship Minute videos, created by the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and the Kansas City Business Journal. In the videos, Kansas City-area entrepreneurs offer their advice about a wide range of topics of interest to business owners, managers and leaders.

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Talking About Race and American Jazz Museum Finalists for the Anthem Awards

Forum One

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, and features live music in their venues, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater.

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The American Heart Association Harnesses the Power of Social Media Through Innovative Display

NTEN

This is a story of how the little ol’ Kansas City AHA branch thought out of the box to create an impactful social media display hub to complement their website that led to not only reaching their fundraising goal but caused their Heart & Stroke Walk to trend on Twitter for hours during an event. Tim Sae Koo. No one puts The American Heart Association's website in a corner. Learn how a chapter of AHA took their online content on the road and to fundraising success.

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Apply for the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

We are thrilled to open applications today for fellows in the following cities: Atlanta, GA: 1 position (sponsored by Google Fiber). Kansas City, MO: 1 position (filled) (sponsored by Google Fiber). Salt Lake City, UT: 2 positions (sponsored by Google Fiber).

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Observations About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 & Better. Hanson a couple years ago where he offered these keen observations about leadership: The longer the contact with those you offer leadership to, the more scrutiny you will receive and the more self-disciplined you must be. People will pay attention to what you do as well as what you say. Your contingent may be one or many.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture

Bloomerang

This means look first at foundations that are located in your city and state before searching across the country. As this list makes clear, many foundations tend to primarily fund organizations in their city and/or state. Areas served: New York City.

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Never Say These Four Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice years ago in a column in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Education

Kindful

The Kresge Foundation works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing. Areas served: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas. Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Areas served: New York City.

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Anthem Award Winners Announced

Forum One

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, and features live music in their venues, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater.

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Anthem Award Winners Announced

Forum One

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, and features live music in their venues, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater.

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Today's Thoughts About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 and Better. Hanson a few years ago where he offered these keen observations about leadership: The longer the contact with those you offer leadership to, the more scrutiny you will receive and the more self-disciplined you must be. People will pay attention to what you do as well as what you say. Your contingent may be one or many.

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20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

Director of Development, American Red Cross Kansas City Region | Follow @patricksallee. This is a follow-up post to yesterday’s “ 10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter ,&# in which we talked about some of the many ways nonprofit can use social media networks, such as Twitter , as a communications vehicle to support their organization’s larger goals.

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How To Say I'm Sorry

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize? Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry. Take responsibility for the situation. Acknowledge the offense.

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How can board diversity successfully impact nonprofit growth?

ASU Lodestar Center

After being raised in Kansas City, she pursued her undergraduate degree at Missouri State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Linguistics. Illustration generated by DALL·E.

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How To Say I'm Sorry

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize? Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry. Take responsibility for the situation. Acknowledge the offense.

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How to Show Visual Impact on Your Online Donation Forms

Qgiv

Pet Resource Center of Kansas City. Pet Resource Center of Kansas City added a banner with an image and text to highlight how each donation amount makes an impact.

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How To Say "I'm Sorry"

Eric Jacobson

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that''s the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize? Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry. Take responsibility for the situation. Acknowledge the offense.

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How To Say I'm Sorry

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize? Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry. Take responsibility for the situation. Acknowledge the offense.

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Do you recognize these awards?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I was looking through my 10 year hard drive archive and found the Rider Video from Kansas City On the left, we have the Dirk Award. That's what I thought of when I saw the DemocracyInAction NpTech Oscar Pool. Whatever happened to the Swimming UpStream Award ? I love taking trips down memory lane.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture

Kindful

This means look first at foundations that are located in your city and state before searching across the country. As this list makes clear, many foundations tend to primarily fund organizations in their city and/or state. Areas served: New York City.

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Wellness Perks And Programs Popular Among Best Places To Work Companies

Eric Jacobson

Last month, the Kansas City Business Journal published its list of 2013 Best Places To Work Companies in the Kansas City metro. Kansas City Employee Benefits S tand-up workstations spread throughout the office - Netsmart Technologies Inc. As you review the winning companies profiles (the publication''s October 4, 2013 issue), you''ll notice that wellness and fitness programs and perks are common among this year''s winners.

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Thanks For Two Years: From Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson www.ericjacobsonblog.com Overland Park, KS (Kansas City, MO). Two years ago tomorrow, I started this blog to share tips and ideas for how to be a more effective leader and manager. Thank you for your loyal readership, your suggestions for topics to cover, and for tweeting the posts you find more useful. Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills

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NpTech History Archive

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An early video from the Riders Conference in Kansas City in 2000 was discovered on Blip.TV. from Gavin's Flickr Photo Stream. Gavin has posted some early photos of the founding meetings for Aspiration, NTEN, and the NSNT on flickr. He notes they were all taken with a Sony Picturebook mini-laptop with built-in camera. Hence, they're pretty lousy photos. Maybe we need an NPtech History Archive

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How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

At WonderWe , we had a volunteer approach us with an idea to use our technology and his networks to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. This volunteer was a Big Brother who was also well-connected in the startup/tech scene here in Kansas City. To encourage other young, tech savvy professionals to donate and volunteer to help Kansas City’s at-risk youth. To do this, we got creative and hosted a friendly competition of Kansas City startups.

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Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice years ago in a column in the Kansas City Business Journal. He wisely points out that all employees at every level should never use these four words in front of a client/customer for both obvious and perhaps not so obvious reasons: Can't -- As in, "We can't do that." "We We can't meet that deadline." Unless you honestly cannot produce and then be honest and help them find another vendor.