Category: Organizing

06 Jul

7 Key Components to Creating or Supercharging Your Ambassadorship Program

Does your organization want more customers or members? Putting in place an ambassadorship program is a relatively inexpensive and an effective way to create buzz and increase your number...

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28 Feb

Finding Our Ball in the Pool

Having just returned from the vacation, I was struck by how effortlessly my kids always seem to strike up a game of catch in the pool with any and...

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03 Aug

Volunteer Engagement Today: Committee Volunteers, Task Force Members and Volunteer Task Rabbit

My dear friend Simi Kaplin Baer texted me yesterday to ask an important question.  Why doesn’t the nonprofit organization which she is deeply involved with as a volunteer understand that she is happy to...

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18 Dec

Creating a Board Book

In my new book, On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service, I recommend making a board book for each member of...

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24 Nov

Play with Your Philanthropy

My husband proudly shared with our family over dinner the other night that his team for the food collection drive at the office had executed a secret strategy he...

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04 Sep

Synagogue Engagement Strategies: Lessons Learned from Operation " Protective Edge"

This article originally appeared in ejewishphilanthropy.com. You can view the original at http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/synagogue-engagement-strategies-lessons-learned-from-operation-protective-edge/. The recent round of fighting in Gaza was accompanied domestically and internationally by public rallies and...

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31 Mar

For Values "Show, Don't Tell"

Many organizations, in addition to their mission and vision statements, have a values statement. A values statement is a set of beliefs and principles that guide an organization’s decision-making....

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01 Jun

Why Making Other People Feel Good Should Be Part of Your Job

In his blog today, The Only Thing That Really Matters, Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent at Anything, highlights a...

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19 Jan

Transformation Isn't For the Faint of Heart

This article originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy.com on January 19, 2011 and can be viewed at  http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/transformation-isn%E2%80%99t-for-the-faint-of-heart/ The combining forces of the great recession, the proliferation of nonprofit organizations over...

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21 Jan

Expertise Every Board Needs

Most nominating committees recognize the need for those with financial and legal expertise to sit on their boards. Here are some additional fields from which boards should be looking...

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