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Can I Change the World?

Written by Alondra AyalaAugust 12, 2020 | 3 min. read  The decision to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector comes from a strong desire to change the world. The desire stems from volunteer work, participating in fundraisers, a trip we took, or from our own life experiences. Regardless of the spark that ignites the fire, we […]

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What Does Inclusion Really Mean?

Written by David LeFebvreAugust 5, 2020 | 4 min. read  In our world, we talk about inclusion, especially related to diversity and equity. We need to be more inclusive. How inclusive is our hiring practices? How do I use inclusive language? Businesses, nonprofits, and corporations have identified that inclusive practices are critical to their success, but I think it is […]

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What Did You Learn Today?

Once you stop learning, you start dying.

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Maybe You Won’t Get Invited Back

When my sons were little and I was dropping them off at a friend’s house, my last caution was always, “Now be on your best behavior and maybe you will get invited back.“ I was repeating what my mother had said to me . . . and her mother before her. Southern nice-isms to which […]

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Welcome to Remote Working

Remote working can become a breeding ground for worries … Managers worrying that they don’t have a sense of what their staff members are doing. Employees worrying that their managers think they are doing laundry instead of working. Everyone worrying about the disruption and chaos that has become their new normal. (Not to mention those of us worrying about not having enough toilet paper!)

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Moving In-Person Trainings to a Virtual Space

Questions and Considerations We have already signed a contract with a venue. How do we get out of that? In our experience, hotels and other event venues are willing to negotiate, especially in a situation like this. The first question you should ask is … Do we really need to cancel or can we postpone? […]

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A College Student’s Guide to the Coronavirus

Move to Virtual Meetings  If your school has not limited contact and/or gone to a virtual environment, use best practices when gathering, including avoiding personal contact. There are many free virtual meeting options — Google Hangouts, Zoom, etc. This is also a great learning opportunity for you — as many organizations offer remote employment and […]

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Managing Big Change: Top Tips for New Executive Directors & CEOs

Congratulations! You’re a new CEO at a nonprofit or social enterprise hired to increase impact. Whether your organization is small, medium, or large, many of the obstacles you’ll have to navigate are the same. In this article from Blue Avocado, find out the steps you can take to succeed in the challenge of change.

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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Alpha Phi Omega announce Strategic partnership, Resulting in pipeline of nonprofit leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2019 For more information, contact Christa Beall Diefenbach Christa@NLA1.org M: (773) 383-7711 Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Alpha Phi Omega announce Strategic partnership, Resulting in pipeline of nonprofit leaders Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity announced a new partnership that will prepare […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about leading inclusively, overcoming your bias and seeing diversity grow, how to equitably hire and recruit, develop DEI partners and Allies through inclusion, and so much more.

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