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16 April 2010

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Bullying bosses can cause employee suicide

Did you ever have a boss who didn’t say hello or goodbye to you, screamed, socially ostracized you in other ways, used scare tactics, or told you that you’d done something wrong when you hadn’t?

This video of Marlene’s Law tells the story of a woman whose boss terrorized her so much that she ultimately committed suicide.

13 April 2010

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Does your nonprofit have a gender asbestos problem?

Ms. Wittenberg-Cox says, “The real issue isn’t salaries. That is a symptom of a deeper issue: a massive corporate mis-adaptation to today’s talent realities and the subsequent inability to retain and develop women as well as men. I call this “gender asbestos.”

5 April 2010

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Who is your nonprofit friend?

Who makes your workday go quickly? Who is always there if you need to go grab a cup of tea and vent? Who is […]

29 March 2010

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So You Want to Lead a Nonprofit? Part 2

Here’s part two of leading your nonprofit. What does it take? 7. Curiosity Ask yourself what you don’t know about your organization. Sit in […]

26 March 2010

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22 March 2010

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Hey! That's MY work!

Did you ever have a boss who took credit for your work? For instance, you spend days and nights producing a grant that will […]

16 March 2010

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Do you belong to a fundraisers union? Should you?

If there is corruption at your nonprofit, who can you go to? Who helps you get a fair salary for your fundraising experience? Where […]

2 March 2010

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Ask your nonprofit leader, "Do you care more about your job, or the cause?"

“But,” Ms. Pelosi continued, “the American people need it. Why are we here? We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress. We’re here to do the job for the American people,

1 March 2010

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Is your nonprofit stifling you?

Do you come to work with a sigh?

Do you daydream about working at other nonprofits, or getting out of the field entirely?

Do you seem to have lost your motivation?

Do you search for other jobs at work?

27 January 2010

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Elementary my dear: How to interview and find out if your boss is a bully

When you go in for that nonprofit job interview, pretend you’re Sherlock Holmes. Nothing escapes you. Look around. Is this environment going to support you and your goals? What kind of question is that? Isn’t everyone scrambling to find a job? Even if you are scrambling, and you feel that you HAVE TO take the job, these questions are here to help you decide if this job is going to be a difficult one.

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23 January 2010

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Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

In this economic downturn, how are you responding? How quickly are your funders responding? How about your donors?

I just sat down and read the first chapter of “The Starfish and the Spider.” Talk about an inspiring book! You can read it here, too. This book, written in 2007, is relevant today in thinking about four things.

1. File sharing
2. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan
3. Montezuma, Cortez, the Apaches
4. Grassroots movements

22 December 2009

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Advanced Fundraising: Managing Others

Managing Others Development is a crucial department for any nonprofit organization. Not only are development staff tasked with getting all money for the organization, […]

16 December 2009

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What Copenhagen can teach us about power

With the climate talks in Copenhagen happening this week, and the police brutality against the protesters, it leads me to think about conflict and […]