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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush.

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

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

AFP Blog

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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.

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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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?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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.

28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot Blog

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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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.

5 things direct support professionals hate

Vertex Systems

The low pay wouldn't be as shocking if it were not for the high amount of responsibility, education, and professionalism needed to do the job. As support professionals, you didn't get into the field for the money. Every job has its frustrations. That's normal.

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 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

Ten Tips For Projecting An Effective 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 Life Projecting Professionalism

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

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, this might be a good opportunity to read that great article about a professional topic that you bookmarked but never have time to read. Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

10 Tips For Projecting An Effective 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.

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Both articles suggest strongly that you practice self-care and here’s Kate’s tips: 5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis by Kate Alexandra. Flickr Photo by Evil Erin.

Facilitating Creative Learning (for Professionals): More Notes on MuseumCamp

Museum 2.0

Last week, I wrote about MuseumCamp , the annual professional development event we hold in Santa Cruz. MuseumCamp is a playful, intense, spirited 3-day adventure in which small teams of diverse professionals do a rapid-fire project together on a theme. professional development

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.