Friday Link Round-Up

by Michele Martin on September 30, 2016

Here are your links for this last Friday in September:

The Charity Social Media Kit–A comprehensive guide to all things social for nonprofits.

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch–Try using this method to revamp your pitches to make them more interesting and to invite curiosity and questions.

Updating the Nonprofit Work Ethic–How nonprofit leaders can protect themselves and their staff from burnout and achieve higher, more sustainable organizational performance.

Make it Rain: Tips and Tricks for #Crowdfunding Success–Done well, crowdfunding can be a great way to fund specific projects that are authentic and have a story behind them.

How to Maintain Your Professional Network Over the Years–The best leaders are always working on growing their relationships.

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Friday Link Round Up

by Michele Martin on September 23, 2016

Here are your links for the week:

When Innovation Goes Wrong–Efforts by social enterprises to develop novel interventions receive a great deal of attention. Yet these organizations often stumble when it comes to turning innovation into impact. As a result, they fail to achieve their full potential. Here’s a guide to diagnosing and preventing several “pathologies” that underlie this failure.

Transformative Scale Resource Center
–A collection of resources from Bridgespan to help you expand your impact.

Truth and Courage: Implementing a Coaching Culture
–Practical strategies for embedding coaching into your organizational cutlure.

You’re Probably Not Brainstorming Long Enough–The best ideas often come AFTER you think you’ve finished with brainstorming.

How Learn More About Your Competitors–When you are launching any entrepreneurial venture, it’s important to understand who you’re competing against in products and services. Here are 3 strategies for learning more.

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Friday Link Round Up

September 16, 2016

It’s a beautiful Friday morning here on the East Coast! Here are your links for the week! 5 Lessons to Become an Industry Disrupter–Some of the most successful entrepreneurial opportunities emerge from your ability to “disrupt” your industry and how things have always been done. Here are 5 lessons of disruption. The Calculus for Commitment–Why […]

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Friday Link Round Up

September 9, 2016

Here are some links for your week: 4 Approaches to Nonprofit Sustainability–Insights from nonprofits that have effectively adapted their work over time can help other organizations think creatively and develop a strong strategic plan. Want to be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead–Interesting article on the interplay between dominance and […]

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Friday Link Round Up

September 2, 2016

We’re heading into Labor Day Weekend! Here are your links for this week: When Organizational Change Fails–This is a nice breakdown of the three areas where we are likely to see problems with organizational change. The Business Environment Canvas–This tool is an excellent way to look at what’s going on around you for business and […]

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Friday Link Round Up

August 26, 2016

Here are your links for this Friday! Nonprofit Next Primer–Beyond “best practices,” this is a nice collection of cutting edge thinking/resources for nonprofits. Lean Experimentation for the Social Sector Podcast–Excellent podcast on how nonprofits can use lean experimentation to learn faster and build more effective programs and services. The Lean Experiment Canvas–A nice tool for […]

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Friday Link Round Up

August 19, 2016

Here are your links for this Friday! Building Multiple Revenue Sources–This is a decent guide for looking at your overall income-generating strategies with advice on how to leverage various opportunities. The “Hidden Curriculum” of Work–This article argues that there is a “hidden curriculum” in work that leaders and workers need to attend to in order […]

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Interview with Anne Weeks, Mountain State Centers for Independent Living

August 12, 2016

New Century CIL: Interview with Anne Weeks, Mountain State Centers for Independent Living from Michele Martin on Vimeo. Here’s the latest interview in our ongoing video series on entrepreneurship in CILs. This time, we spoke with Anne Weeks, President and CEO of Mountain State Centers for Independent Living in West Virginia.

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Friday Link Round-Up

August 5, 2016

Happy Friday! Here are some links for this week: Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change–This book in PDF format offers a fantastic approach to coaching that can be used with staff and potentially for some entrepreneurial service work. Presenting for Impact–Outstanding advice on core principles to use in planning for and delivering presentations. Standout […]

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Friday Link Round-Up

July 29, 2016

It’s a rainy day here on the East Coast, but here’s some sunshine for your day: Putting Stories to Work–Want to get better at using storytelling as an organizational practice? This free book download shows you how. Brainstorm Questions, Not Solutions–Some fantastic advice here on how to use questions to drive change and innovation. Four […]

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