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30 May 2011

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26 April 2011

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Can I get a hell yes? Thank you RE:Philanthropy & Dan Pallotta!

RE:Philanthropy wrote this review of Dan Pallotta’s talk to the council on philanthropy, and I just want to shout, “FRABJOUS DAY!” So tell me, […]

1 February 2011

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 February 1, 2011
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Fire the assholes, and company culture will change

Have you ever worked for a big corporation? Did you feel burned out on that lifestyle? What were some contributing factors, if so? Want […]

17 December 2010

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 December 17, 2010
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Lady up and get things done!

Where do you think the phrase “man up” comes from, and why do you think it references getting things done? If I were you, […]

3 September 2010

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How You Can Recover From A Toxic Workplace


Have you ever had a workplace so toxic, that you have to process everything that happens with your coworkers, excoriating the wrong-doers until you feel better?

Think about your old or current workplace.

How your emotions have gone from soaring hope to plunging despair in an instant.

How you kept asking yourself, why why am I going to this job that I hate?

Why can’t I find a new job that’s better?

Or even, “Why am I looking for a new job at all? All jobs are the same!”

31 August 2010

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24 August 2010

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Looking for a nonprofit job? Where did your motivation go? Find out today!

Have you ever had a bad boss? Are you worried that if and when you start working again, you’re going to run into the same bad personalities that you left behind?

How are you going to deal with this fear that may be preventing you from doing your best at searching for jobs right now?

Come see us at the Nonprofit Career Club, at 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX, Howson Library, at 5:30pm on Tuesday, August 24th.

13 August 2010

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How to respond when a manager yells at you in front of staff

Boss yelling at woman
Perhaps this has happened to you. You’re doing your work, and suddenly your boss comes over and starts screaming at you.
Then they barge back into their office.

You wonder what just happened. Perhaps you start to cry. Perhaps you yell back. Perhaps you start to search for another job. How can you prevent verbal attacks? How can you stop the verbal attacker in their tracks? How can you make them understand that they are not going to get the rise out of you that they want?

12 August 2010

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Development 301: Managing & Motivating Others, Part 3

Hi! Thanks for reading this series on how to manage and motivate others by discovering their strengths and helping them find tasks that they […]

9 August 2010

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Development 301: Managing and Motivating Others Part 2

How can you discover your strengths? How do you manage people? Have you taken the Gallup assessment, which was given to over 2 million […]

14 July 2010

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My Fantasy Nonprofit Conference

Have you ever sat there, BORED OUT OF YOUR SKULL at yet another presenter who was just READING OFF THE POWERPOINT SLIDES and wondering where all of the smart, crazy, funny speakers were? Seriously. We’re colorful nonprofit professionals, not drab grey suited dorks. We need people to engage us.

6 July 2010

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25 June 2010

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Your Donors Trust You, But Do You Trust Your Donors?

So recently I was talking with a friend of mine about her new nonprofit job. “How’s it going?” I asked. “Oh I’m looking for […]

18 June 2010

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Why do you hate your job? 3 Reasons

If you hate your job, here are three reasons why you might hate it, and what to do about it. Do you feel anonymous? […]

17 June 2010

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What you don’t know CAN hurt you.

Jamel Debbouze as Lucien in Amelie
Jamel Debbouze in Amelie

When I saw Amelie in 2001, I loved Jamel Debbouze’s character, Lucien. He overcame the barriers presented to him, and ended up running the fruit and vegetable stall where he had previously been abused and oppressed by the owner for being disabled and for being of a different race. It nearly made me cry, when he was being slapped by the manager. My emotional reaction was a hint that I needed to do something.

31 May 2010

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Help! My boss doesn’t listen to me!

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27 May 2010

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Top ten mistakes people make in fundraising

So are you: 0. Thinking that your nonprofit is looking out for you, and will reward all of your hard work with more money […]

25 May 2010

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18 Ways You Can Demand Dignity at Work

“To have a name is to be,” said Benoit Mandelbrot, the inventor of fractals. As “sexism” gained a foothold, men’s desire to avoid being labeled “sexist” caused them to modify their treatment of women. Likewise, the desire of perpetrators to avoid being labeled rankist will make them think twice about insulting the dignity of subordinates.

23 May 2010

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Are you listening? 7 tips for listening to nonprofit staff.

How can you show your respect and regard for someone? You can deeply listen to them. Often I think that a lot of what […]

18 May 2010

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Are YOU Fundraising in a Big Shop?

Because you’ve got so much support, you’re expected to perform miracles, even with a bad database, or a down economy. Or perhaps you feel pigeonholed into your role, with no chance to move up, or do new things.

How do you deal?