4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

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One such way is through professional development programs. . We’ve written this guide on professional development programs to help nonprofit executives like you empower employees to develop skills and hone their craft. Nonprofit organizations are often pressed to do more with less.

A Millennial Approach to Mentoring

SocialFish

Mentoring has been around since the dawn of time, and it certainly has been a central tenet within associations. Many of us can think of the one or two individuals we met through our professional association who provided important guidance as we navigated the early stages of our careers. And you’d think the mentoring issue would be one that transcends generational differences, given its long history. Mentoring is about learning.

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A Millennial Approach to Mentoring

SocialFish

Mentoring has been around since the dawn of time, and it certainly has been a central tenet within associations. Many of us can think of the one or two individuals we met through our professional association who provided important guidance as we navigated the early stages of our careers. And you’d think the mentoring issue would be one that transcends generational differences, given its long history. Mentoring is about learning.

A Millennial Approach to Mentoring

SocialFish

Mentoring has been around since the dawn of time, and it certainly has been a central tenet within associations. Many of us can think of the one or two individuals we met through our professional association who provided important guidance as we navigated the early stages of our careers. And you’d think the mentoring issue would be one that transcends generational differences, given its long history. Mentoring is about learning.

The Value of Nonprofit Mentors in 2017

SocialFish

And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc. And in fact, the research shows that people who are mentored get more job promotions and earn more than people who aren’t. But mentoring is also great for mentors: networking opportunities, leadership development, and a stronger sense of community.

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

NonProfit Hub

And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc. And in fact, the research shows that people who are mentored get more job promotions and earn more than people who aren’t. But mentoring is also great for mentors: networking opportunities, leadership development, and a stronger sense of community. But do you really need a mentor?

Do You Really? ?Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

Beth Kanter

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc. And in fact, the research shows that people who are mentored get more job promotions and earn more than people who aren’t. But mentoring is also great for mentors: networking opportunities, leadership development, and a stronger sense of community.

Helping Hands: Why You Should Be a Nonprofit Mentor

NonProfit Hub

And even if you didn’t have a specific mentor or group of people you could call upon, you probably wish that you did. You’ve heard about the perks of having a mentor before. But we’re here to tell you (as a nonprofit professional) why you should be out in the community mentoring others. Mentoring provides a helping hand to people who are trying to find their footing in the nonprofit world. The Perks of Being a Mentor. Here’s How to Find a Mentor.

The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Professional Development Professional Image Professional Life

How To Succeed As A Young Professional

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Become a Young Professional Who Wins at Work and Life , is a really good book you, and lots of people, should know about. Written by a humble, wise, insightful millennial, Magnuson provides a timely resource to help young professionals excel in the workplace and beyond. is a must-read for young professionals early in their career, for recent college graduates, and for workplace leaders respectfully guiding and coaching the young professionals within their organizations.

Debbie Laskey On Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

When I think about excellent mentors in the business world, I think of Debbie Laskey , who has mentored many people during her career. Debbie is passionate about mentoring. So, she's an ideal person to answer the following five questions about mentoring: 1. Why do you enjoy being a mentor? As a mentor, I have been able to share what I’ve learned with individuals (mentees) who are at the beginning stages of building a business. Be a mentor to someone else!

Mentoring Staff New to Nonprofit Work

ASU Lodestar Center

But, when considering helping young graduates transition to a career in nonprofit or even helping a mid-career professional make the leap from a for-profit vocation to one in the nonprofit sector, there are a few basics to keep in mind when mentoring a new nonprofit worker. Sheryl Keeme mentoringposted by Sheryl Keeme , Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Through HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program, tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other and to mentors and resources. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.

Laskey Shares Her Insights On Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

When I think about excellent mentors in the business world, I think of Debbie Laskey , who has mentored many people during her career. Debbie is passionate about mentoring. So, she''s an ideal person to answer the following five questions about mentoring: 1. Why do you enjoy being a mentor? As a mentor, I have been able to share what I’ve learned with individuals (mentees) who are at the beginning stages of building a business.

Resolve To Find A Mentor In 2011

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). Friday, December 24, 2010 Resolve To Find A Mentor In 2011 Having a mentor is one of the best things you can do to advance your career as a leader. So, decide today to secure a mentor who will work with you during 2011.

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). Sunday, December 5, 2010 3 Coaching And Mentoring Tips Here are three great tips from the book, The Everything Coaching and Mentoring Book : Coaches do not motivate their employees; they inspire them to motivate themselves.

How can professional development advance nonprofit performance and ensure sustainability?

ASU Lodestar Center

Professional development (PD) is the "process of improving and increasing capabilities of staff through access to education and training." While conferences were once the only idea in gaining professional development skills, peer-to-peer mentoring is shown to give the highest output of learned skills. Professional development can be costly at times. Lunch and Learns are an inexpensive form of professional development that organizations should offer.

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth Kanter

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between. When you intentionally build your professional network in the right way, you create a circle of individuals who are all rooting for your success and happy to help you. I like to balance two different approaches to professional networking, strategic and serendipitous.

The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller.

The Five Points Of Professionalism

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). Sunday, December 12, 2010 The Five Points Of Professionalism Heres more good advice from The Everything Coaching And Mentoring Book : Professional behavior on the job means that work habits are strong and consistent.

How To Make The Most Of Your First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller.

"Professional Associations that Don't Suck"

SocialFish

Anyway, she emailed us a post she had written several years ago on her blog about her perception of professional associations, that she thought might amuse us. Professional Associations that Don't Suck I had dinner last week with some excellent folks from the board of NAME , the National Association for Museum Exhibition, a standing professional committee under AAM (American Association of Museums). What’s the value of being a member of a professional association?

Opportunity to Mentor Nigerian Women - The Networking for Success Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might want to consider participating in this online mentoring program for women in Nigeria. Over the past three years, I have a couple of opportunities to be a virtual technology mentor to other women in remote parts of the world. That's why I'm passing this mentoring opportunity to work with women in Nigeria. This online mentoring will complement face-to-face workshops to be held in Lagos, Nigeria.

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Beth Kanter

The project, which combined peer learning and mentoring together with an online “ Emerging Leaders Playbook, ” offered a new and entirely virtual approach to leadership development. Effective delivery for professional development needs to be integrated into the actual work day and that with limited professional development budgets and fast paced workloads, micro-content and micro-exercises as well as mini-sessions are most useful. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

Q&A with Maggie Saucedo, a Public Ally and Certified Nonprofit Professional

ASU Lodestar Center

The PAAZ team reached out to someone who can speak about both: Class 13 Public Ally Magdelena “Maggie” Saucedo, who joined the program after graduating from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and earning the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. PAAZ: Did you have a professor or mentor that played an important role in your life? posted by Maggie Saucedo Class 13 Public Ally.

Evolution of Today’s Nonprofit Professional

ASU Lodestar Center

Whether you were born into it, fell into it or discovered it along your life’s journey, today’s nonprofit professionals follow an evolutionary path much like that of our species. The Arizona State University’s Certified Nonprofit Professional credential through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics) is responsible for students who graduate, not crawling but running to their internships and first professional positions in local and national organizations.

Girls for a Change: Call for Mentors

Have Fun - Do Good

Girls for a Change , a nonprofit that pairs women with middle and high school girls to help them create social change in their communities, is looking for mentors in the Bay Area and Phoenix. girl social change mentor

The Critical First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobson

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Books Professional Life A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Fear not, nonprofit professionals!

ASU Lodestar Center

ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us! Disclaimer Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Fear not, nonprofit professionals! But fear not, nonprofit professionals! Good luck as you face the challenges of serving as a nonprofit professional! Fear not, nonprofit professionals!

The Critical First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobson

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That''s why, 17 years later he released a new edition of his best-seller.

From comic books to collective impact: The importance of ongoing professional development

ASU Lodestar Center

I have been fortunate to practice a professional craft in many careers, ever since junior high school when my first job was selling comic books and trading cards. While my list of professions is quite varied, in each one I have made it a point to seek out and participate in professional development and networking to help improve my practice. posted by Aaron Stiner , Host Chair. YNPN Leaders Conference.

Professional Associations that Don't Suck

Museum 2.0

I had dinner last week with some excellent folks from the board of NAME , the National Association for Museum Exhibition, a standing professional committee under AAM (American Association of Museums). but I left wondering more about the bigger picture of professional associations and their use and value. There are three basic reasons to be part of a professional association: to learn, to network, and to get a job. Mentor partners?

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth Kanter

Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) , designed to offer professional development, networking, and mentorships for women in the Middle East working in the technology and science sectors. This year’s 41 participants are matched with mentors from companies here in the Bay Area and do a five-week internship. We talked about the importance of having a profile that projects professionalism and competence.

The Critical First Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobson

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That''s why, 17 years later he released a new edition of his best-seller.

Getting to the Next, Better You

Connection Cafe

After years of encouragement by my mentors, I decided to apply for my CFRE. I became the next, better version of myself , not complete, and by no means done, but I set a goal, worked hard and achieved something great in my professional career. I am lucky that Blackbaud values professional development and invested in my career through the CFRE, but I know that many nonprofits don’t always place a high value on professional development , nor the resources allocated to do so.

Professionalism in Nonprofit Technology: Should My Techies be Accidental?

NTEN

They should then immediately follow that question with: “Should they be a qualified professional?” What we were really bemoaning is that there are few roles in the sector whose responsibility, and professional expertise, is bridging mission and technology. Your organization might not be able to afford full time technology staff, but that just means you find a way to professionalize your project as much as possible with a paid consultant or qualified volunteer.

How To Coach With Compassion For Lifelong Learning

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, this type of coaching is different from mentoring, which can sometimes last over decades. Provide access to internal or external coaches (people professionally trained as coaches and typical certified by some professional group). Boyatzis Change Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Helping People Change Leadership Melvin Smith Mentoring Oosten

Guest Post: A Shared Ethics for Museum Internships

Museum 2.0

I loved my job, and I think many of the interns had amazing experiences at the museum because we tried to take care of them, introduce them to arts networks through a rich weekly seminar program, and encouraged supervisors to be the best mentors they could. business models guestpost professional development Is your museum running on interns?

Where Do You Learn Best? My Personal Learning Journey from Conferences to Trainings

Museum 2.0

Become their friends and invite them to be your mentors. I started to see generous mentors everywhere. Then about six months ago, I stumbled into a professional training environment. It's possible, if not likely, that I'm going through a phase in my professional learning and growth. I'm curious about the range of professional learning and growth experiences out there. What kind of professional learning is most meaningful to you right now, and why?

Hack Your Hellos: the Unofficial Way to Meet Someone New at AAM This Year

Museum 2.0

In addition to reconnecting with old friends and mentors, I want to meet people who aren''t on my radar who will help me learn and grow. In this way, I''ve found my idols / mentors /friends--and learned a lot from their inspiring sessions. Good for learning new things, discovering new mentors, and reconnecting with why you never want to work in that part of the building. professional development

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | dailynebraskan.com

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Each week, there are the hours spent mentoring a 17-year-old girl and volunteering with Dance Marathon. But this August, Cuadros decided to take her interest for helping others into her professional life as well. College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | dailynebraskan.com : "University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior Angela Cuadros treats philanthropy like a job.

New to the Field? Want to Attend the AAM Annual Meeting for Free?

Museum 2.0

Since I posted my " how I got here " post earlier this week, I've received lots of emails and comments from museum professionals, old and (mostly) young, about their own paths and struggles to get into the museum field. NAME student fellowship (2): WHAT YOU GET: conference registration, $500 for travel/hotel, free tickets to NAME events, and a NAME mentor to hang out with you during the conference. Tags: professional development

AAM 2013: Let's Talk in Baltimore

Museum 2.0

I''m heading to the American Alliance of Museums'' annual conference this weekend, and I''m psyched to reconnect with friends and mentors and meet new people who can inspire and stimulate fresh ideas. Small-scale evaluation for non-professionals. Quick Hits professional development