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. Image: Courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library and Mozilla Foundation.

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. So why is Kansas City investing more money on digital inclusion? One concern about the rollout of ultra-fast Internet in Kansas City is that the poorer parts of city have had trouble qualifying for installation due to low demand in those areas - hence the new Digital Inclusion Fund. The fund is being administrated by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

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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.

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

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Employee Retention Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kansas City I had the pleasure of interviewing Leigh Branham over the past few years.

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.

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.

Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

We’re Ready to Power Up! the 2011 Interhab Conference

Vertex Systems

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Conference coming in October in Topeka, Kansas. InterHab is the Kansas’ largest and oldest association of community-based organizations that … Continue reading → But we will be soon. We’ve just signed up as exhibitors at the Interhab Power Up!

How To Create A "Best Places To Work" Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

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Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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).

David Perlmutter Talks Blogs, Interactors, and Jon Stewart - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Other than that infamous high school yearbook page, what is something else about you that most of your students and fellow professors at the University of Kansas would never suspect?

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Machine is… | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Yahoo Introduces “Pipes&# » The Machine is… Posted Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 3:51 pm by usha (14 posts) Kansas State University Digital Ethnography department has posted “ Web 2.0 : The Machine is Us/ing Us &# piece on YouTube. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter

NetWits

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

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.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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

What Coaches As Leaders Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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.

Coaches As Leaders Do This To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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.

What Coaches Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Six Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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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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.

Disability Vocational Training – “Start Earlier, Push Harder”

Vertex Systems

Louis, Springfield and Kansas City.

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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.

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 ?

Six Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

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.

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 Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

The Six Universal Drivers At "Best Places To Work" Companies

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham, along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.

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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.

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.

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.

6 Universal Drivers That Maximize Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Overland Park, Kansas-based author Leigh Branham , along with Mark Hirschfeld, awhile back completed a survey of 10,000 employees in 43 states to better understand what separates a "best places to work" company from other companies.