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. has devised something new in the world of digital inclusion.

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.

How To Select A Good Executive Coach

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

How Your Customers Can Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

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

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

Today's Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

Today's Thoughts About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

High school students build electric car powered by social media - Chicago Tribune

AFP Blog

Turning tweets into watts will take the at-risk students from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. High school students build electric car powered by social media - Chicago Tribune : High school students have turned a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia into an all-electric car that is powered by tweets, shares, posts and likes. to “drive change in education.” “We

Weekly Videos Provide Tips For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

Observations About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

From KC To DC In A Car Powered By Tweets - Forbes

AFP Blog

Their goal is to get enough social media interactions to give them the watts they need to travel from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. From KC To DC In A Car Powered By Tweets - Forbes : Okay, so it’s not literally powered by social media. But what they’ve done to the car is added a “social fuel” program to it, where different social media interactions open enough watts for the car to use. For example, following them on Twitter? That’s 5 watts. Like them on Facebook? That’s 1 watt.

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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.

Wellness Perks And Programs Popular Among Best Places To Work Companies

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

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 ?

Thanks For Two Years: From Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

New Mobile Giving Facts You Must Know

TechImpact

What you probably did not hear about is the Kansas City based nonprofit River of Refuge who partnered up with a local rugby team to to raise money for the nonprofit. Image courtesy of iThemes.com.

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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.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: Serving donors. Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 million in annual revenue grew 4.7

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

Director of Development, American Red Cross Kansas City Region | Follow @patricksallee.

Safe & Well in Troubled Times

VisionLink

Disaster Sheltering, Basement of the Hyatt And in a surreal connection to the storms around us, while at the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, we found ourselves in the disaster shelter of the hotel as a tornado warning activated for Kansas City.

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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.

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.

How To Write Your Business Plan In One Hour

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Kansas City’s Joe Calhoon , published a couple years ago, The 1 Hour Plan for Growth , where he provides a system for creating a clear and compelling business plan for growth.

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Kansas City Star newspaper a couple years ago wrote a story about Marion Laboratories and its 60th anniversary. Mr. Ewing Kauffman, fondly known as Mr. K, led Marion during its peak, and is remembered as one of the most effective, influential leaders ever in the Kansas City area.

Your Customers Don't Want To Hear These Four Words

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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

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Eric Jacobsen Blog

Calhoon’s system has been used by Kansas City-based companies, such as: Cruise Holidays of KC Jack Stack Barbecue Redemption Plus United Heating and Cooling “Joe Calhoon is an expert at making the growth planning process simple.

Leadership Lessons From Women Who Mean Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Every year, the Kansas City Business Journal honors 25 women business leaders in the Kansas City metro in its " Women Who Mean Business " awards competition.

KC Ronald McDonald House Goes Online to Manage Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

For Tara Alder, the Volunteer Manager of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, this challenge is her everyday existence. Alder manages the volunteers for the four Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City, and all of the organization’s volunteers.

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.

The 10 Things I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What's on your list this year? And, what's on your list this year that wasn't on last year's list?

How To Apologize

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.

Five Things Every Leader Should Remember

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W. Source: Kansas City 50 & BetterHanson recently 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.

Leader Profile: Clayton Daniels

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Clayton (Clay) Daniels is VP of Operations , Midwest Service & Solutions at Kansas City-based U.S. He''s also one of the Kansas City area''s most inspiring leaders. Question: What are some of the best ways to network with other business leaders in the Kansas City area?

How To Apologize

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.

Four Words Your Customers Don't Want To Hear

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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

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.

RIP: Rob Stuart, Godfather of the NpTech Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had wanted to travel to Kansas City in 2000 to participate in the conference, but didn’t make it. Rob Stuart shared my birthday, Jan. But we also shared more than that – the nonprofit technology field. Rob was the godfather.

Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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

The 10 Things I Am Thankful For This Year

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What's on your list this year? What's on your list this year that wasn't on last year's list?

Nathan Magnuson On Leadership, Coaching, And His New eBook

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You''ll find lots of good advice and insights from this Kansas City area leadership consultant, coach and thought leader. What venues have you found to be the most useful for networking with inspiring leaders within the Kansas City area?

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