Change is going to take a change

Nonprofits, like society in general, have faced incredible disruption over the past six months. Their day-to-day work has been impacted by a global pandemic, racial protests followed by a nationalContinue reading “Change is going to take a change”

I see you: Creating online social connection

We can create social connection in our online learning and leading if we are intentional in how we do it. Here are 3 ideas for helping people feel seen and connected.

A story makes meaning.

If I had a dime for every time I saw “storytelling” mentioned in a nonprofit context, I would be staycationing this summer with a white wine lawn fountain and drone-deliveredContinue reading “A story makes meaning.”

Better ways to think about “best practice”

A quick Google search of “nonprofit best practice” yields collections of resources from our sector’s leading providers of quality resources. When nonprofit board chair or Executive Director calls or attendsContinue reading “Better ways to think about “best practice””

Virtual Conference Reflection: How did it go?

Colleagues across the country are thinking about converting their in-person conferences into online learning events. I offer these reflections on how we implemented this shift to help you think aboutContinue reading “Virtual Conference Reflection: How did it go?”

Love in Learning

Love is a radical word that is both weak and bold, vague and crisp, all at the same time. It’s a word I lean on when no other seems to fit. What is the right word to describe the feeling in a room when people become so motivated by something they just heard or learned that they form connections that transcend that time and space? The word, I believe, is love.

Courage. Coragem.

Two weeks ago, nonprofit and community leaders gathered together in Yakima, Washington, to work in teams on hard issues. In several different conversations, people used the word “courage.” They describedContinue reading “Courage. Coragem.”

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