Friday Link Round Up

by Michele Martin on August 10, 2018

This week, some miscellaneous links:

How to Salvage Some Productivity After a Crappy Morning–Sometimes you need a reset.

TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter–Unconventional, and uncommonly useful, advice on leading, working and making the most of each day.

How to Introduce Yourself So You’ll Be Unforgettable–Great advice for ensuring that you’ll be remembered as you make new connections.

How to Tell Stories About Complex Issues–Stories are the most powerful tool we have for increasing understanding and building engagement with complex issues. Telling them well can drive belief and behavior change.

25 Nonprofit Communication Examples That Will Inspire Your Work–Free webinar on August 16, 2018. Includes examples from newsletters, websites, blog posts, social media and more.


Friday Linked Round-Up: Cross Sectoral Collaboration

by Michele Martin on July 27, 2018

One of the key principles of social entrepreneurship is collaboration, particularly across sectors, bringing in multiple perspectives and resources to create new opportunities. This week’s Round Up features resources to help with this process.

The Magic of “Multi-Solving”–Six principles and practices to unlock cross-sectoral collaboration. The three practices are welcoming, learning and documenting, and storytelling. Below are resources to help with each of these practices.

Link Round-Up: Storytelling–A previous post in which we shared multiple resources on storytelling.

Link Round-Up: Peer Learning Communities–Convening peer learning communities across sectors can be a powerful way to build collaboration.

Link Round-Up: Designing for Humans–The principles of design thinking help bridge problem-solving and solutions-finding across sectors.

Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening–Fantastic detailed guide to creating welcoming spaces appropriate to many purposes.


Interview with Audrey Schremmer, Three Rivers Inc.

July 20, 2018

New Century CIL Blog: Interview with Audrey Schremmer, Three Rivers, Inc. from Michele Martin on Vimeo. As part of our ongoing series of interviews with entrepreneurial CILs, I spoke recently with Audrey Schremmer, Executive Director of Three Rivers, Inc. It was a great conversation and we covered a LOT of ground. (This is the transcript […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Small Business Resources

July 13, 2018

Yesterday, as part of our ongoing series on entrepreneurial CILs, I did an interview with a CIL Director who has made tremendous use of small business resources. (I’ll be posting that interview in the weeks ahead). For this week’s Round Up, then, here are some small business resources that you can access to help you […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Summer Professional Development

July 6, 2018

Summer can be a great time to focus on your own development, beyond the day-to-day of whatever your job requires. Here are some resources to help you broaden your horizons and grow your learning. Philosopher’s Notes–Brian Johnson has created 15-20 minute videos highlighting the main points of a ton of professional development books. In just […]

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Friday Linked Round-Up: Creating a Diverse Leadership Pipeline

June 29, 2018

In this week’s Round-Up, we share resources for creating a leadership pipeline that is more inclusive and diverse. The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap: Flipping the Lens–“Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” a report released in 2017, finds that training is not the answer to increasing the diversity of nonprofit leadership. Instead, the nonprofit […]

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Friday Link Round Up–Youth Development

June 22, 2018

Many CILs are working with young people, developing programs and resources to serve their needs. In this week’s Round-Up, we share some resources related to youth development and youth programming. Youth Cafe Toolkit–“A youth café is a safe, dedicated, quality meeting space for young people ranging in age from 10 to 25 years. It is […]

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Friday Link Round Up: CIL Interviews on Entrepreneurship

June 15, 2018

Over the last few years, I’ve had the chance to sit with CIL Centers from around the country and interview them about their entrepreneurial ventures. In this week’s Round Up, we pull them together. Amy Beck, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living Mike Mayer, Summit Center for Independent Living Kimberly Tissot, ABLE South Carolina Anne […]

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Friday Link Round Up: The Networked Nonprofit

June 8, 2018

One of the best ways to expand outreach and services is by developing nonprofit networks, the topic for this week’s Round Up. Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow–An overview of how strategic networks can grow impact. Becoming a Networked Nonprofit–This article covers the different stages of becoming a networked nonprofit. The Networked Nonprofit–A full […]

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Friday Link Round Up–Making Progress

June 1, 2018

It’s easy to feel like we never make progress, stuck trying to keep up with our never-ending “to do” lists. This week we share some tips to help you move forward and recognize your progress. The Best Way to Use All Those 5 Minutes of Downtime Every Day–When you have a few spare minutes during […]

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