Walking While Working

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A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this Ted.com talk , people are sitting 9.3 It’s work.” Walking is the Killer Work App for Creativity.

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8 Ways To Avoid Nonprofit Work Burnout


The commute to work. The work. The commute home from work. All too often nonprofit employees fall victim to the daily rhythm, and allow it to dictate their mood and their effectiveness at work. Physically remove your self from work at home.

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How the Internet Works (Infographic)


A fun reminder. Because cats in hats. Cool Infographic Friday

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Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs


Regardless of gender, everyone working in a nonprofit roles lives to serve, and is dedicated to leaving the world a better place. For an unknown reason, more women are drawn to the nonprofit working life. The nonprofit world is one dominated by individuals who love to help other people.

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Curiosity Kills Bad Work Habits

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It lead us to discover the works of Gretchen Rubin , Charles Duhigg , BJ Fogg , and others. This notion comes from the work of Justin Brewer, Ph.D According to Duhigg’s work, you can reform bad habits by replacing the routine that occurs between the cue and the reward.

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Three areas where more transparency works


Here are three areas where adding transparency into your processes can make things work better. But no one can raise an objection, because the meeting already takes two hours and everyone just wants to go back to their office and get back to work. Culture That Works

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The Myth of the Best Place To Work


Okay, I know some of you reading this probably won a “best place to work” award, and are quite proud of it. If it weren’t aligned, they wouldn’t be so happy, and you wouldn’t be a “best place to work.”. They want to be a best place to work too, and why would we blame them?

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How #Millennials View Work


Cool Social Tools Culture That Works Love how this infographic debunks some of the crap said out there about Millennials. As does our book. Are you a Millennial? We want YOU to be part of our ongoing research related to When Millennials Take Over.

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When Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse

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But, what if you could create a super advocate first, and then work in reverse towards the relationship of consistent donor? . Riverside Healthcare Foundation discovered that this reverse order works best to engage the younger generation of advocates while cultivating our future donor base.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

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They work in collaboration with health care providers, policy, and decision makers, industry experts, advocates, and individuals in communities across Colorado.

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Taking a Break from Work: It Is Called A Vacation!

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As Aliza Sherman and I write in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact Without Burnout due out in the fall, taking breaks is critical to working at your optimal levels of focus and attention, productivity, and creative thinking as well as coping with stressors throughout your day.

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How to Manage People Who Work Remotely

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Call it what you will, telework or telecommuting or remote work has grown nearly 80 percent in the U.S. Telework means an employee or volunteer regularly does work outside of the office, usually at home or when traveling.

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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

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My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. I know many nonprofits that work globally, either with affiliate offices or partners in different countries, sometimes with a time zone difference of 6-12 hours.

The Future of Work: A Manifesto


This manifesto is a work in progress, and my personal output from 4 incredible days in Omaha last November with Joe Gerstandt, Jason Lauritsen, Jamie Notter, Janyne Emsick, Jen Benz, Eric WineGardner, Charlie Judy, James Papiano, Stuart Chittenden, Mike Wagner and David Ballard.

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Take A Walk! Work Smarter and Live Longer

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It is easier to make some small changes yourself than trying to change your organization’s culture, although that too is possible. Here are some small steps you can take: Stop thinking of solo walking as “exercise” it is a great time to think about challenging work task.

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Living (And Working) In The Digital Age


The average worker has become a casualty of the digital age—there are instances where businesses have chosen computers to do the work over a human being. The post Living (And Working) In The Digital Age appeared first on SocialFish. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish.

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Building A Nonprofit Leadership Team That Works


Much like the head coach or manager of a professional sports team, your job when assembling and managing these teams becomes less about teaching and directing, and become more centered on ensuring the group is working cohesively. As a nonprofit CEO, you’re responsible for a lot.

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How Does the Facebook Newsfeed ACTUALLY Work?

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The post How Does the Facebook Newsfeed ACTUALLY Work? If you manage a Facebook page for a nonprofit, you already know that organic reach in the Facebook Newsfeed is hard to come by these days. The average Facebook user can see as many as 1,500 stories a day, each one vying for attention.

Statistics on Women at Work


From the MBA @ UNC Blog : (tip o’ the hat to Joe Gerstandt for the find). Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade.

Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work


There’s no denying the fact that technology has changed the way Americans work. Smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, and desktop computers are synonymous with work. The internet, too, has made work possible.

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What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition


At least quarterly, it’s a good idea to find out what’s no longer working in different parts of digital marketing, particularly in fast-moving areas like social. . The ramp-up to slow-down theory of blogging is no longer working. Where do I begin with what doesn’t work on Facebook?

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World


If this sounds like you, I want you to know that the emails, projects, and other work will never stop or slow down enough for you to catch up. And, yes, it’s possible to be committed to your work AND have a fulfilling personal life too. Here are some steps that have worked for me.

I Get To Work In My Pajamas!

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I always found it funny that the line often associated with Virtual Work is “I get to work in my pajamas!” While I’m sure it is sometimes true, it is generally used as an explanation for how much folks enjoy the privilege of working from home. Virtual work isn’t going to end.

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A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works


Keep that in mind and do your best to tell the world about the work your doing. Launch of new programs, colleges/schools, community work, etc. In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook.

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How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

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When nonprofits invest in creating physical spaces that inspire employees to show up for work, staff is more engaged, productive, happy, and healthy. The Gensler study suggests that employees need four different work areas to be productive: focus, collaborate, learn, and socialize.

Prescriptive Analytics for Nonprofits—How Data Technology Can Transform the Way We Work

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It can not only help us execute our current work more efficiently and effectively but actually create entirely new opportunities to do good. Prescriptive analytics can transform the way nonprofits work. Researchers work with data sets, build models, and publish them.

5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit


Here are 6 ways the cloud can not only help your nonprofit, but feel like it is working for your nonprofit, according to Ivan Harris of eduserv. The post 5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

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I’ve been working with grassroots organizations long enough to say that there is a clear dissonance between accepted fundraising principles and how they play out in communities of color. They are organized, do a lot of important and visible charity work, and are seen as trustwor- thy.

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

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How Nonprofits Are Using Games for Mission Driven Work – guest post by Susanna Pollack. Working with Games for Change, the N Square collaborative hosted the N Square Challenge, which invited anyone to submit a game idea about the risk of nuclear weapons.

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Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

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” It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment? So, having a social media work flow allows your organization to identify, reflect, and be effective at participation. Image from Steve Heye.

Moving Beyond The “Don’t Mess with it If it Works” Mentality at Your Nonprofit

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During my 14 years of working in the nonprofit industry, specifically a Private College Prep Catholic High School, I have found that it tends to be a slightly fragile technical community due to its very nature. It requires a bit of research and hard work to make this work.

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Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

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Adding Learning to Work. He suggests that design principle is that learning is something separate from work or ‘first we learn and then we work’. This is the type of “learning at work” or professional development that is common in the nonprofit sector.

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

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The workshops took place in different locations, including LinkedIn Headquarters in the UK, GA, and a co-working space called Second Home , a creative co-working space and cultural venue, bringing together diverse industries, disciplines and types of social businesses.

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How To Celebrate Volunteers Who Make Your Work Possible


Who enables you to get your work done each day? The post How To Celebrate Volunteers Who Make Your Work Possible appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Perhaps it’s a team of dedicated employees who you’ve hand selected, and meticulously trained. Or perhaps it’s your secretary or personal assistant who keeps your calendar in order, your email in check, and makes sure you’re everywhere you ned to be. However, the better question […].

5 Ways To Manage Volunteers And Get Work Done


The post 5 Ways To Manage Volunteers And Get Work Done appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Chameleon Marketing.

Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?


Last weeks post highlighting a few statistics from the business world seems to have resonated with readers here. That got me thinking more about how we, in the non-profit space, should look to learn from examples, trends and best practices found outside of our sector.

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Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

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I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Here’s what I learned: How did you get started working in the nonprofit sector?

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Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change

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T he drawing includes the first line in the book. “Why does something bad have to happen before people who work with nonprofits begin taking care of themselves.” But often the culture of working in a nonprofit is based on scarcity and that becomes difficult.

The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

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Even more useful are the “boosts” or the short guided meditations that accompany the device, although you need to device to use them. I’ve been using meditation apps to help incorporate mindfulness into my work day so that I can be more productive.

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