The Case Foundation’s Michael Smith kicked off the conversation with a question.
Michael: When you think of fearlessness, who comes to mind? Attendee: Kanye West! Michael: …uh, because of Kim Kardashian? The spark for the conference breakout session “And if at first you don’t succeed… Learning From Failure At Work?” came from the Case Foundation’s “Be [...]
By Patricia Germann
I walked into “Top Nonprofit Tools and Resources,” a 2013 YNPNdc Leadership Conference breakout session, expecting to learn about fun, flashy, frivolous tech tools with which to wow my coworkers. So it was a little surprising when speaker Abigail Goliber of 501cTECH kicked off the session with an overview of ways her team helps [...]
I attended YNPNdc’s first breakout session titled “Finding Your True Colors” partly as an homage to my favorite Cyndi Lauper song, but little did I know how fun and insightful the session would be.
Through a Meyers-Briggs-esque exercise, the group took a self diagnostic test to assess what “color” their personality most closely fits, and [...]
By Julie Dellinger, Manager, Part-Time MBA Programs, Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Smith school accepts both the GMAT and the GRE tests as a part of our application requirements. Even though our school does not have a preference in which test is submitted, many students ask how to decide which test to take.
One way [...]
By Anne Wallestad, Interim CEO, BoardSource
Are you looking to make a BIG difference in your community? Have you considered joining a nonprofit board?
Individuals who are serving on boards are shaping the future of their organizations and helping to ensure that the organization is fulfilling its mission, serving its community, and sustaining its own [...]
Pheobe Bicknell is the Agency Relations & Referrals Coordinator at Volunteer Fairfax who led the “Put a Ring On It; Get Engaged in Board Service” session at the 2012 YNPNdc conference. The following is an interview by Wing Li on Pheobe’s experience on leading a session last year.
What did you speak about at the 2012 conference [...]
Guest Blog by Doug Knight, CForward
Tons of talk and reports recently about fundraising, especially in our current economy, and the story-lines surrounding turnover and trouble finding, hiring, and maintaining strong Directors of Development at many nonprofits across the country. Recently, I was asked from the perspective of someone not “in the biz” as [...]
Post written by: Dana Kaasik, Center for Nonprofit, Management, Philanthropy, and Policy of George Mason University
Living in one of the most educated metropolitan areas in the United States, it seems like everyone I talk to is either enrolled in a degree program or considering one. After moving to the D.C. area in 2011 I was [...]
Post Written by Douglas Knight, CForward
Why is it so hard to get focused for us sometimes? Whether it’s a big project at work, cleaning the bathroom, or just sitting down and writing a blog post, the time that we need to say “OK, let’s focus in” is usually followed by a whole bunch of [...]
By: Alison Elissa Horner
As a career coach for young professionals I have firsthand knowledge of what can hold people up as they embark on their careers. Here are three of the most common career stumbling blocks that I see.
1. Forgetting Where You Want Your Career to Go
This may sound trivial, but it’s [...]
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