Key Leadership Takeaways From The Book, Against The Grain

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Courtney coached the Manassas High School football team in Memphis, TN. Takeaways from the book include Courtney's advice: The true measure of a person's character is how one handles one's failures, not successes. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to communicate.

Why you want your nonprofit to fail

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Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are looking for new ways to measure (and thereby validate) the importance of their work. Our organizations have been measuring outputs in one way or another for as long as there has been philanthropy. We measure to ensure that our practices are effective, and to demonstrate that to any number of stakeholders, from the donors who fund us to the constituencies we serve. Prior to attending ASU, she worked for Teach For America * Memphis.

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Coach Bill Courtney Tells Powerful Stories And Shares Insightful Leadership Lessons

Eric Jacobson

Courtney coached the Manassas High School football team in Memphis, TN. Takeaways from the book include Courtney''s advice: The true measure of a person''s character is how one handles one''s failures, not successes. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to communicate. And, football coach Bill Courtney tells many compelling stories in his new book, Against The Grain.

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There’s no place like home, and no amount of heel-clicking can take me back to Memphis, TN on the days I miss it most. And I’m thankful beyond measure that they’re my home. I leave to go home for 10 days today. I’m a mix of emotions. Partly because I KNOW I’ve forgotten to do something, bring something, or lock something. And also because I’m the middle child of three girls, and.well.nothing comes without a shot of drama.

#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 1

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I had the pleasure attending the opening plenary session, delivered by Dr. Jan Young, Executive Director of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis. We are asking attendees to respond to the question: Where are you on your journey to measuring outcomes and impact? So we’re at GMN 2016 in the Big Easy. While MicroEdge and Blackbaud have been longtime supporters of GMN, it’s my first time participating.

#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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This story was really about Mrs. Grady, the librarian at his school, who not only knew he was sneaking out books and let it slide but would drive to Memphis, some miles away, and buy more books, with her own money, by the same author in the hope that this young, troubled boy would continue to go down this new and alternate path. If you don’t measure it, it doesn’t happen. It started off with a bang, literally.