Tribute to My Mentor

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In honor of Gerry Davis, April 2018 My mentor passed away earlier this month. I have had the benefit of numerous mentors over my long career, but Gerry Davis was The Mentor. I needed help with business negotiations and software licensing and Gerry jumped in teaching me everything I know about doing business. None of it would have been possible without the brilliant heart and mind of my mentor, G.

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. Teach or model a succinct delivery of the cause’s elevator speech. Sheryl Keeme mentoringposted by Sheryl Keeme , Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. Once the new staffer understands the cycle of giving, you can start teaching them to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. This is a great opportunity to teach your board about fundraising and workshop their skills. Experienced board members can help mentor new members.

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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Mentoring A Priority

Beth Kanter

Mentors: Bobby Deleon and Michel Daniel and students from ECHS - Speed Networking. Porter has been a guest poster to this blog in the past and she offered to write up this guest post about mentoring. As one who has always considered their work in the sector a “ calling ” versus a job, I’ve been lucky to have some amazing mentors. 5 Reasons Why Should Make Mentoring A Priority by Porter Gale. Mentoring others is an attitude and lifestyle choice.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

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Black Teach Project is the definition of “small but mighty.” The Southern Poverty Law center also has an intelligence project working to track and expose hate groups across the country and a Teaching Tolerance Program that produces and distributes (entirely for free) anti-bias documentary films, books, and lesson plans! A recent study they released found that schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery.

Peer Coaching Works

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You'll likely find that everyone on your team has a skill, technique, behavior that they can teach a fellow team member. Coaching Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Mentoring Peer CoachingDo you create an environment at your business/organization that allows peer coaching to succeed? Hopefully you do. If you don't, encourage peer coaching among the members of your team. Peer coaching can be formal, informal or a combination of both.

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth Kanter

The first day was a master class included content and interactive exercises for the nonprofit develop a network strategy, integrated marketing strategy that incorporate social media, measurement, and culture change. The second day was for the students and nonprofit mentors and focused on thinking about a career path in the nonprofit sector. It kicked off with a keynote, followed by a world cafe.

Use A Board Of Advisers Instead Of Mentors

Eric Jacobson

David Burkus often provides valuable comments to my various Blog postings, and he's a person who effectively uses a board of advisers, instead of mentors, to help him achieve success. The Leadership Challenge -- "This book examines the practices that make leaders effective and teaches aspiring leaders how to inspire and lead others," explained Burkus. Here is one of my Blog's most popular posts from last year.now with updated information.

How To Coach With Compassion For Lifelong Learning

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The authors, Richard Boyatzis , Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten , teach that the most effective way to help people learn and change is to connect to a positive vision of themselves, or to an inspiring dream they’ve long held. The coaching with compassion method is based on five steps for intentional change , which the authors teach in the book using rich, inspiring and real-life stories and science-based, heavily researched exercises.

Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™: Utilizing Employees’ Skills to Inspire Youth

Connection Cafe

The Girls4Tech programs are organized by regional coordinators and they are the ones who encourage employees to serve as role models and mentors, teaching the foundations of payments technology in fun, engaging ways. Adds Lauren Ottulich, manager, Global Volunteerism, “By bringing girls to our offices and going to their schools, our employee mentors showcase their passion for payments technology with the hope to spark future STEM careers – maybe even one at Mastercard someday.”.

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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.

The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And according to the senior leaders that Hewlett researched the top aspects of gravitas are : Confidence and "grace under fire" Decisiveness and "showing teeth" Integrity and "speaking truth to power" Emotional intelligence Reputation and standing/"pedigree" Vision/charisma In her book, Executive Presence , she teaches how to act, communicate and look your best while avoiding the most common blunders in each of these three categories.

Use A Board Of Advisors

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, August 8, 2010 Use A Board Of Advisors David Burkus often provides valuable comments to my various Blog postings, and hes a person who effectively uses a board of advisors, instead of mentors, to help him achieve success.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Therefore, they use a specific LMS system to teach and train volunteers. . Nonprofit organizations are often pressed to do more with less. Your staff is expected to be more efficient, your organization more productive, and your mission more manageable all while your piggy bank is light.

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

– Plan a weekly “teach in” series about COVID facts and advice. Facilitate virtual mentoring, college application review, or interview skills workshop, like Mission Graduates is doing. COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters. For the foreseeable future, remote fundraising and virtual actions will be the norm, as evidenced by the 433% increase in virtual actions on the Mobilize platform in just six weeks.

The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And according to the senior leaders that Hewlett researched the top aspects of gravitas are : Confidence and "grace under fire" Decisiveness and "showing teeth" Integrity and "speaking truth to power" Emotional intelligence Reputation and standing/"pedigree" Vision/charisma In her book, Executive Presence , she teaches how to act, communicate and look your best while avoiding the most common blunders in each of these three categories.

Three Pillars Of Executive Presence And The Aspects Of Gravitas

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And according to the senior leaders that Hewlett researched the top aspects of gravitas are : Confidence and "grace under fire" Decisiveness and "showing teeth" Integrity and "speaking truth to power" Emotional intelligence Reputation and standing/"pedigree" Vision/charisma In her book, Executive Presence , she teaches how to act, communicate and look your best while avoiding the most common blunders in each of these three categories.

Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

Now, it is a two-day camp where we bring students from underserved communities to our campuses in Charleston and Austin and teach them about the technology development process—from idea to final product and everything, and I mean everything, in between (product management, user experience, program management, engineering, quality assurance, and user education). It’s about the one to one mentoring they receive from my colleagues.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2020

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With about one week before 2012020, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders? Perhaps write down five to ten and then between now and January 1, think about which couple you want to work on during 2020.

Creating Organizations As Amazing As The People Inside Them

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of the broader themes for how to harness the power of humanocracy include: Teaching frontline staff to think like businesspeople. Pair new employees with experienced mentors.

Learning To Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Question : Why is mentorship important and how do you find a mentor? Williams : I write in my book – Chapter 3 – about official and unofficial mentors. You will learn about your mentor’s reality, not necessarily yours. And, how do you find a mentor? Some companies have formal mentoring programs you can apply for. If not, in many ways the mentor finds you.

11 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

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Her blog teaches fundraising strategy, donor retention practices, motivational stories and so much more. . She specializes in board development and strategic planning along with individual coaching and mentoring. “ Looking for some inspiration? Check out these social media accounts and websites from the best thought leaders the nonprofit sector has to offer. Side note: many of these folks have spoken at Cause Camp , and, who knows, maybe some of them will come back in 2019! ).

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

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Next, the association takes each competency and creates specific learning activities that teach that competency. These “mentors” can opt in to provide feedback and advice to these learners. In fact, studies have shown that the millennial generation highly values the mentor/mentee relationship, and this model could encourage more millennials to join an association. Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive.

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How Are You Doing With Your Leadership New Year's Resolutions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Now that we are about half way through 2019, how are you doing with sticking with your New Year's resolutions? If you selected some from this list below, great. And, if you need a few more to tackle during the rest of this year, find some that you know achieving will make you a better leader.

How To Achieve Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

And according to the senior leaders that Hewlett researched the top aspects of gravitas are : Confidence and "grace under fire" Decisiveness and "showing teeth" Integrity and "speaking truth to power" Emotional intelligence Reputation and standing/"pedigree" Vision/charisma In her book, Executive Presence , she teaches how to act, communicate and look your best while avoiding the most common blunders in each of these three categories.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Teach something new to your team 24. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Support mentoring - both informal and formal mentoring 62. Back by popular demand. The 70 tips below make for a good list for learning how to become a better leader when you don't have a lot of time to read books about leadership.

Learning To Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Question : Why is mentorship important and how do you find a mentor? Williams : I write in my book – Chapter 3 – about official and unofficial mentors. You will learn about your mentor’s reality, not necessarily yours. And, how do you find a mentor? Some companies have formal mentoring programs you can apply for. If not, in many ways the mentor finds you.

How can professional development advance nonprofit performance and ensure sustainability?

ASU Lodestar Center

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. Peer-to-peer learning models is a great way for staff to mentor each other and either learn a new skill or strengthen a previous skill. Peer-to-peer learning is a valuable way to teach and learn new skills without costing the organization much more than an employee’s normal salary. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2019

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With less than two weeks before 2019, it's time to identify your New Year's Resolutions for next year. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders? Perhaps write down five to ten and then between now and January 1, think about which couple you want to work on during 2019.

7 Ways Writers Can Give Back

Have Fun - Do Good

Thing is, if I'm honest with myself, I know that the most sustainable way for me to make the world a better place is by using skills I love, like writing and teaching, which can be quiet work. Be a mentor, or teacher to other writers. Sometimes I think that how I volunteer, or give back has to be BIG and dramatic, like going on an international volunteer vacation, fundraising thousands of dollars, or starting a nonprofit. Anyone else feel that way?

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

Next, the association takes each competency and creates specific learning activities that teach that competency. These “mentors” can opt in to provide feedback and advice to these learners. In fact, studies have shown that the millennial generation highly values the mentor/mentee relationship, and this model could encourage more millennials to join an association. “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever. Yet this is the case for many entering the workforce today.

20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

Have Fun - Do Good

After six years of blogging, and teaching others how to blog, I've been playing around with the idea of what it means to be a "generous blogger." Mentors new bloggers. “[A] gift is something that is given. You don’t own it. The world does. The world is asking you to use it. You don’t get to say no, no matter how much you may want to.” – Eli Stone Friday is Have Fun, Do Good's 6th anniversary, and my 42nd birthday.

What Church Planters Taught Me about Welcoming New People into Community Organizations

Museum 2.0

Not because of religious affinity--I'm an atheist Jew--but because church planters teach me new lessons about relevance and inclusion. So big churches like Redeemer spend time mentoring and funding church plants. This summer, a gift landed in my podcast feed: a five-part series on evangelical church planting. This podcast series didn't come from a Christian source. It came from Startup , a podcast about entrepreneurship.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Teach something new to your team 24. Encourage personal growth and promote training, mentoring and external education 56. Support mentoring - both informal and formal mentoring 62. Back by popular demand. The 70 tips below make for a good list for learning how to become a better leader when you don't have a lot of time to read books about leadership.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Millennials come to the work place more prepared to teach than previous generations. The ability to teach, with patience, is essential. And I think where Millennials make the greatest impact is when they realize their capabilities to teach and that there’s an audience that wants to teach. But finding a mentor and a champion, we were able to make things happen. Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit.

How Are You Doing With Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With just a few days left in the first half of this year, it's time to check in to see how we're doing with our New Year's Resolutions for 2018. Congratulations on everything you've accomplished so far.

Change-friendly Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Or, soaking in the thoughts from your respected mentor. He teaches leaders the foundation for effectively engaging people's heads, hearts and hopes -- all necessary to enable effective and lasting (sustainable) change in today's constantly changing world. Because Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan delivers so much timely, straight-forward and relevant wisdom in his book, Change-friendly Leadership , reading it is like talking with your trusted best friend.

5 Foundation Trends That Will Continue in 2018

Connection Cafe

Grant investments no longer need to be in dollars only, they often are in partnership, mentoring, guidance and connecting those grant investments to the people who can help them reach their goals.

The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

And according to the senior leaders that Hewlett researched the top aspects of gravitas are : Confidence and "grace under fire" Decisiveness and "showing teeth" Integrity and "speaking truth to power" Emotional intelligence Reputation and standing/"pedigree" Vision/charisma In her new book, Executive Presence , she teaches how to act, communicate and look your best while avoiding the most common blunders in each of these three categories.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders For 2015

Eric Jacobson

With only one month left of 2014, it''s not too early to start identifying your New Year''s Resolutions for 2015. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year''s resolutions for leaders? Perhaps write down five to ten and then between now and December 31, think about which couple you want to work on in 2015.

Book Review Of Full Engagement By Brian Tracy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, Tracy teaches you how to make your employees happy by: Organizing their work from the first step in the hiring process through the final step in their departure from your company so they are happy with you, their work, their coworkers, as well as in their interactions with your customers, suppliers and vendors. Best-selling author Brian Tracy's book, Full Engagement , provides practical advice for how to inspire your employees to perform at their absolute best.