Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

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The book is for any fundraising professional who needs to ask for charitable gifts face-to-face. He runs a highly regarded fundraising consulting company, is a professor in Italy, and chair of the Festival del Fundraising, one of the largest gatherings for fundraising professionals.

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?

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

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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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Non-Profit/Professional Partnerships

Byte Technology

And that niche is professionals, across all industries and sectors, who choose to support non-profits by giving of their time and talent. Other “pairing” websites, those matching professionals with non-profits in need, are out there.

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

Nonprofit Professionals: Don’t Let Email Spoil Your Summer Vacation

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Mobile phones and 24/7 connectivity blur the lines between personal and work time, especially during summer break or vacation. And according to recent poll s, some 62% of people check their work email while on vacation.

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.

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. ,

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?

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.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”.

Professional Guides — Pistachio

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

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

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Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” But we need different ways to learn at different points in our professional careers.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

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The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networking Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

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

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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?

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 Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

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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.

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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals

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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.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

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An easier place to start to “Kondo” your professional life is your online professional network. I’m an advocate of “ Smarter Professional Online Networking ” which includes building a strong core for your professional network.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In my work with women in Middle East, the issue of privacy, safety, and security often a hot topic, yet using online social networks for professional networking requires us to be open. We talked about the importance of having a profile that projects professionalism and competence.

Give Your Customers a Professional Vacation Rental Website

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you are in the marketing business, offer SEO services, or if you are a web designer, then one of the best markets to target is vacation rentals.

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.

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.

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

The New Professional Norm: 10+ Million Professionals on LinkedIn Make Social Impact Part of Their Identity [INFOGRAPHIC] | Official LinkedIn Blog

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The New Professional Norm: 10+ Million Professionals on LinkedIn Make Social Impact Part of Their Identity [INFOGRAPHIC] | Official LinkedIn Blog : "A new professional norm And our data reflects this. We know that volunteer experience is tightly entwined with one’s professional identity – in fact, this had been one of the most requested product features from LinkedIn members. million of these professionals are in the U.S.

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

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? We know their secret - and we’re going to let you in on it. They all get great newsletters. Sure,” I hear you say. “I I get a couple of trillion of them a day - who has time for them?”.

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

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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.

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

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In early January, I read through the year’s journal and think about accomplishments:What gave me a sense of purpose and feeling of professional fulfillment? 3) Start A New Journal: As I mentioned above, I keep an annual professional journal, part planner and part reflection tool.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” I don’t like the term, but it describes when you create a network map of your professional network. You do this to consider who to connect and engage in your professional network for learning or help your organization address social change goals.

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

They’re grant professionals, and today it’s all about showing them appreciation! March 14-18 is International Grant Professionals Week and today it culminates to International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), a day dedicated to honoring the many hours that go into writing, making and seeking grant projects and proposals—a task that’s often done behind the scenes and not highlighted enough in the nonprofit sector. Happy International Grant Professionals Day.

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

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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.

Four Unusual Professional Development Events in 2013

Museum 2.0

Ever wish for a low-cost, energizing professional development experience where you can work intensely with diverse colleagues in a risk-tolerant environment? No you don't have to be a museum professional to participate.

The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. 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.

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

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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