4 Free Professional Development Opportunities You Might Not Be Thinking About

Connection Cafe

It’s so easy to get caught in the day-to-day of our jobs and think of “professional development” as something that only happens at work or that requires a lot of extra time or money (or both).

Four Recommendations for Personal and Professional Branding

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, Farra Trompeter of Big Duck and Danielle Bridgida of National Wildlife Federation presented at the Bridge Conference last week about personal and professional branding. Are you mixing your personal and professional self online?

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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.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals – Guest Post by Ma’ayan Alexander. BuJo for nonprofit professionals.

16 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A extensive job board and career resource center for nonprofit professionals and foundation executives. The post 16 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide appeared first on Nonprofit Tech for Good. The bad news?

Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Connection Cafe

With that said, I decided I should write a series of blog posts titled “What I Wish I Knew Then” with the hope that the lessons I have learned will make you a better fundraising professional, too. What I Wish I Knew Then.

10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

EveryAction

You know that person in the office who seems to hear about everything first? The one who’s always reading something interesting, always has the best links to send, and knows about all the new trends before you’ve even made sense of the old ones?

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? What does professional development look like when you are busy delivering programs and managing mission-critical tasks? That’s why we developed a unique education program for and by nonprofit professionals.

5 Essential Free Online Courses for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Too often, nonprofit professionals don’t receive the training they need. We all know the typical explanations – funders don’t allocate enough dollars to professional development, learners can’t give up the time for in-person training, and relevant classes aren’t offered in every area.

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Why Hire Professionals for Mobile App Development?

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Yes, The post Why Hire Professionals for Mobile App Development? Are your current freelance developers failing to deliver quality work, hard to communicate with, lacking the attention to detail, or just not delivering projects on time and budget?

Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals

NonProfit Hub

In this cheeky TED Talk, Sirolli addresses a problem nonprofit professionals run into all the time: thinking you know all the solutions to a problem. The post Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

The Self-Taught Analytics Professional

Connection Cafe

There are some great professional development resources, information, and training available to you and your organization you may wish to check out. Stanford University, Stanford Center for Professional Development – Data Mining Certificates Online.

The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Professional Development Professional Image Professional LifeA lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.

Nonprofit Professionals Learning From Each Other

TechImpact

According to a recent post from Beth Kanter’s Blog, these professionals have a lot to learn from each other. At this year’s SXSW … Continued The post Nonprofit Professionals Learning From Each Other appeared first on Tech Impact.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leader Leadership Professional Image

A Reality Check for Nonprofit Professionals: Are You Taking the High Ground?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management nonprofit careers nonprofit leadership Outcomes professional developmentMerriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines “ high ground ” as “a position of advantage or superiority; especially, an ethically superior position.” Given that this is an election season in the U.S. ,

Professional Guides — Pistachio

AFP Blog

Professional Guides — Pistachio: "Professional GuidesIndustry-specific guides to Twitter, by profession.".

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

All this makes their contribution invaluable, but just like with employees, they need to be managed professionally. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream.

ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2019 Review

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The post ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2019 Review appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Searching for an alternative to Lightroom to sort and save your favorite photos?

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The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It covered how leaders can use their social channels as their authentic selves to engage with their communities and in leadership conversations with peers, social learning, and intentionally building and developing professional networks online. … Read More Professional Networking

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Business Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Professional Image Professional Life

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This beautiful retreat center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers professional development on a wide range of leadership, wellness, and other topics. This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week.

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Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

We know that nonprofit professionals are the hardest working folks out there and we want to help you succeed. Here are 10 of the most helpful reports and resources for philanthropy professionals: Giving in an Election Year. April Fools.

23 Fundraising & Marketing Reports for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and marketing plan.

10 Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Employees Leadership Professional Image

10 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you are a nonprofit professional feeling restless or unsatisfied at your current job, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year to make a change. According to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Report , 57% of nonprofits plan on creating new positions in 2016.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals

SocialFish

Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker.

Ten Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.

Crossing the Professional-Amateur Line

Museum 2.0

As our culture explodes in embracing creativity across the professional/amateur spectrum, museums have two choices: we can sharpen the line. Think back to the last time you crossed a line. Did you feel brave? Deviant? Proud? Ashamed?

Professional Options for the Right Project Management

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

A professional must therefore be very determined towards management when he makes reckless requests to speed up by skipping planning processes.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rituals can also be used by professionals to boost personal productivity because rituals capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things.

15 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Working at a nonprofit often pays less than the for-profit sector, but the perks of extended vacation time, flex time, and the personal satisfaction of having a meaningful professional life can outweigh the financial downside of building a nonprofit career.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot

I’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. They can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 28 nonprofit Facebook Groups, so you know where to go. Facebook facebook-groups

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How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Professional Development Projecting Professionalism

Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional : Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination Mobile technology can help save more lives, but there are challenges to overcome.

24 Must-Watch Webinars for Nonprofit Professionals

Wild Apricot

Here's a handy list of the top free nonprofit webinars sorted into categories like marketing, finance, and fundraising

15 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Working at a nonprofit often pays less than the for-profit sector, but the perks of extended vacation time, flex time, and the personal satisfaction of having a meaningful professional life can outweigh the financial downside of building a nonprofit career.

Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional : Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response During a crisis the large amounts of data produced can be overwhelming to analyse.

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." Professional development can be costly at times. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Five ways charities use gamification | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

Five ways charities use gamification | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : Five ways charities use gamification Charities are using gaming, such as researching cancer cures through an app, to increase the reach of their message. NPGamification

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Then ask yourself: Is your professional learning network diverse enough?