Start Your September with New Tech Skills

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Kansas City, Missouri: BidPal — Event and Auction Software. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. That's why this is the perfect time to make a fresh start on your nonprofit tech resolutions. TechSoup is here to help you no matter how you prefer to learn. Prefer to go at your own pace? Then check out our new online learning courses, starting with Tech Training for Nonprofits and Libraries. Need a live instructor?

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Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

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Nonprofit Neighbors Tech Club in Kansas City, Missouri. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries, there's probably a NetSquared group near you (but if there isn't, we'd love to help you start a new meetup ). :-). Ever wanted to use open data in support of your advocacy campaigns? Or learn how to use Excel better?

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Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

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Kansas City, Missouri: Website Dos and Don'ts for Nonprofits. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. We also have a contest in which we're giving away US$7,000 in cash prizes and a new camera (but don't be afraid to start with the cell phone in your pocket!).

Build These Leadership Skills

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). Monday, April 12, 2010 Build These Leadership Skills I had the pleasure of interviewing Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham recently. Consider This Getting things done through others is a fundamental leadership skill.

Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills

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). Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills Todays high school and college team sport athletes are learning leadership skills that will serve them well when they enter the workforce.

How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills

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). Saturday, September 18, 2010 How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills Here is this weeks book recommendation. It all depends on what that leader does or doesnt do.Good management and leadership skills can be learned.

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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Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

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). Posted by Eric Jacobson at 8:10 PM Labels: Books For Managers , Change Management , Customer Feedback , Customer Service , General Management Skills , Strategic Planning 1 comments: Maths private tutor said.

Apply for the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

Kansas City, MO: 1 position (filled) (sponsored by Google Fiber). They create and implement ambitious projects to increase opportunities for adults in their communities to learn essential digital skills and receive grants to help launch their programs.

Furthering Your Nonprofit Career: 3 Tips for Development

Bloomerang

As a professional in the nonprofit sector, you can absolutely still work to be the best you can be, developing your personal and professional skills and advancing your career along the way. Ready to dive deeper into these three skills for furthering your nonprofit career?

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). How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place?

How To Create A "Best Places To Work" Company

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). Posted by Eric Jacobson at 8:20 PM Labels: Books For Managers , Coaching Employees , Employee Retention , General Management Skills , Leadership Books , Management , Motivating Employees , Thanking Employees 1 comments: davidburkus said.

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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.

Thanks For Two Years: From Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson www.ericjacobsonblog.com Overland Park, KS (Kansas City, MO). Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management SkillsTwo 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.

Are You A Leader Who Can Say You're Sorry?

Eric Jacobson

Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for this sound advice. Management Leadership General Management Skills Leadership SkillsOne 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.

What Leaders Can Learn From "The Power Of Your Past"

Eric Jacobson

The Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Training and Development recently voted John P. Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership General Management Skills Executive Coaching Leadership SkillsSchuster as trainer of the year. He's the author of the book: The Power of Your Past Schuster contends that a leader's past is the biggest, most accessible and most under-utilized resource for making positive change.

4 Words You Should Never Say To A Customer

Eric Jacobson

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice awhile back in his column in the Kansas City Business Journal. Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Customer Service Communications Skills

How Will You Be Remembered As A Leader?

Eric Jacobson

The Kansas City Star newspaper last year 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. Nonprofit Leadership Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Leadership Skills

How May I Make You Smile?

Eric Jacobson

The new restaurant is a Sheridan's invention; the same company that serves its signature frozen custard from a number of locations throughout Greater Kansas City. Management Leadership Corporate Culture General Management Skills Customer Service Leadership SkillsWalk up to the order taker at the new Unforked restaurant in Overland Park, KS and you'll be greeted with, " How may I make you smile ?" Chances are just hearing that will make you smile.

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Eric Jacobson

The Kansas City Star newspaper last year 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. Management Leadership General Management Skills Leadership SkillsAs a leader, you likely have asked yourself, " How do I want to be remembered as a leader ?"

A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Eric Jacobson

Because of good weather on most weekends, minimal injury setbacks, and a lot of races to select from in the Kansas City area each weekend, I reached my goal last Saturday, and now with two months left in the year will surpass my goal. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Goal Setting Goals Leadership Management Setting Goals " A goal without a plan is just a wish ," is something Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said a long time ago.

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Don't Hire Someone Just Like You

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). Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Dont Hire Someone Just Like You Despite the temptation to hire someone like yourself, hire someone to complement your skills --not to duplicate your skills.

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. Leadership General Management Skills Executive Coaching Leadership Skills

Insights From "Women Who Mean Business"

Eric Jacobson

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. Philanthropy Management Leadership Corporate Culture Effective Listening Volunteering Customer Service Leadership Skills

Discover Your Leader Grade

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). The online survey tool uses a 45 question assessment to measure your leadership skills across 15 dimensions of leadership. It all depends on what that leader does or doesnt do.Good management and leadership skills can be learned.

Have Your Customers 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. Management Leadership Strategic Planning General Management Skills Customer Feedback Goal Setting

Key Interviewing Questions To Ask To Identify Leaders

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). One leadership skill is the ability to accommodate different views in the workplace, regardless of what they are. It all depends on what that leader does or doesnt do.Good management and leadership skills can be learned.

Be A Leader Outside The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

While I volunteered at this past weekend's "Million Meals For Haiti" event in Kansas City, I was reminded of the importance and power of leaders outside the workplace. Mentoring Leadership SkillsHere's what inspired me: It took 10,000 volunteers to pack up 1,091,228 meals for earthquake victims in Haiti at this past weekend's event, organized by Numana and the Salvation Army.

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How Do You Answer These Leadership Questions?

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). Open Leadership author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these "open leadership skills assessment" questions: Do I seek out and listen to different points of view?

How To Be A Better Leader -- 25 Tips

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). How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place?

Leader Profile: Clayton Daniels

Eric Jacobson

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. Daniels was a Major in the US Army , has an MBA from the Bloch School of Management at University of Missouri-Kansas City ( UMKC) , and moved into his VP role at U.S. Daniels : Several project management skills translate to skills indicative of a Vice President.

Picture This: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Submitted by The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City , this photo incorporates the “ rule of thirds.” Organizations that are not in a position to purchase such equipment should consider looking to volunteers who might have such equipment to share their photography skills. Although most people tend to think of videos when they think of digital storytelling, the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge (TSDigs), powered by Lights. Camera.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

After moving to Kansas City, Stanley was looking for a chance to give back to his hometown, but he received the runaround during his first attempt to volunteer. What skills are they trying to gain when they are giving to your organization?”. She said based on the meeting, she can find new opportunities for volunteers, write LinkedIn recommendations or sign them up for training classes for further skills development. What are their skills?

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NTC 2007 Day of Service: Come Join Us

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Want to see an online documentary from 2000 that shows scenes from the first ever Day of Service held in Kansas City in March, 2000? Here's how it works: NTC conference participants and local DC area volunteers team up, pick an organization to share their skills and expertise with and spend a few hours on-site. The projects are appropriate for a short-term volunteer engagement - software skills coaching and local area network documentation.

How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Here’s an example of how one person raised $2,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Kansas. Or if you want a simpler route, consider a free-throw contest and other skills challenges like dribbling through cones or precision-passing contests. March Madness is one of the annual rites of spring time—right along with setting your clocks back an hour and discovering what toys were hidden in the huge snow pile in the backyard.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

I facilitated workshops for nonprofits in Kansas City supported by Kauffman Foundation where I also designed and facilitated networked leadership professional development internally. I facilitated a workshop to train emerging leaders on coaching skills at the YNPN Annual Summit and facilitated Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshops, including one for the Americans for the Arts National Conference and Changemaker Camp.

Lessons Learned in the First Year of My Social Venture

NonProfit Hub

I was at the tail-end of a grad program at the University of Kansas, and amazingly frustrated with the complete lack of action at a larger university like mine. I knew that I had a message inside me that would change the world, but the realities of our connected and cluttered world meant that in order to express my art I had to learn all kinds of new skills. Lucky for me, my hometown of Kansas City is home to one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial communities in the U.S.

Learning to Lead, Part 2: How I Juggled Public Allies and an ASU Degree

ASU Lodestar Center

I used my communication skills and mantra to make sure “first things first” stayed a rule. I used this style of empowering leadership when developing the youth leadership group, and now the youth partner co-creates group activities with peer supports that teach life skills in the areas of professional development, healthy relationships, healthy bodies and life hacks. posted by Rachelle Wayne 2018 Alumna, ASU BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Class 12 Public Ally.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

Beth Kanter

You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.?” Foundation staff may have strong and conflicting points of view, and may not have a process or skill in validating ideas, to raise them from individual’s idea to one the whole group can work with and share. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.

Give Positive Feedback. Don't Praise.

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). An example of positive feedback is : “Bob, your communications skills have dramatically improved over the past couple of months. Consider This Getting things done through others is a fundamental leadership skill.

And the Winner(s) of the Social Media Library Are.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My social media plans for 2010 involve 1) developing my own knowledge and skill set, 2) helping to develop a strategy for my organization- Metro United Way in Louisville, KY - and 3) teaching within my organization to develop the knowledge and skills of others. Lana Kraus is the youth engagement specialist for the Kansas Family Partnership who is using social media to build out their online resources library for substance abuse prevention.

3 Coaching And Mentoring Tips

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). How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place?

Research Friday: Strengthening the Economy through Civic Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

These tools include skill development through volunteering, a sense of personal confidence, finding employment through social networks, information gained through participation, a trust in and willingness to help others, stronger government, and importantly, community attachment. These states are Alaska, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, and Vermont. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday !