Friday Link Round Up

by Michele Martin on 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 to optimize success.

Customer Journey Canvas–An excellent tool for helping you to map out and better understand service flows and customer experiences.

Want to Create Things that Matter? Be Lazy–This article makes an excellent case for engaging in “deep work,” which is what allows us to create more impactful programs and services.

To Create a Habit, Tell a Good Story–On using stories to improve your habits.

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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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Interview with Kathie Noble Iverson, Independent Living Resources

July 22, 2016

New Century CIL: Interview with Kathie Noble-Iverson, Independent Living Resources of Wisconsin from Michele Martin on Vimeo. This week, we had the opportunity to talk with Kathie Noble Iverson, Executive Director of Independent Living Resources in Wisconsin. Their entrepreneurial ventures have been in mental health and Kathie shares what they’ve learned and how they are […]

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Friday Link Round-Up

July 15, 2016

In this week’s Round-up, we’re sharing a few resources on how to get better at using data for day-to-day decision-making and to improve impact, rather than simply for compliance and reporting. Plus a couple of timely extras. Data as a Means, Not an End: A Case Study–This article does a nice job of laying out […]

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Friday Link Round-Up: Marketing Plans

July 8, 2016

Happy Friday! This week we’re sharing some links to marketing plans templates that might be useful: Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template–This plan includes planning for execution. One Page Marketing Plan Templates–There are a couple of 1-page templates here, along with samples that you can download. Marketing Plan Template from Marketing Donut–This version walks you through all […]

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Friday Link Round-Up

July 1, 2016

Happy Independence Day Weekend! Here are your links for the this lovely Friday. Meg Wheatley’s 12 Principles for Supporting Healthy Communities–Some excellent principles to consider in facilitating the growth of community both within your CIL and with external partners and stakeholders. Entrepreneurship Upside Down: What If You Start With What You Have?–An interesting idea–what if […]

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Friday Link Round-Up

June 24, 2016

Happy Friday–here are some great links to end the week! The Innographer DIY Entrepreneurial Toolkit–Scroll down to the bottom to get free access to a variety of tools to help you brainstorm and think through entrepreneurial ideas. Assessing Impact and Feasibility of Entrepreneurial Ideas–A handy template for assessing early stage impact and feasibility of entrepreneurial […]

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Friday Link Round-Up

June 17, 2016

Happy Friday! Here are some links for this week: A New Way to Brainstorm–Try this strategy the next time you need to brainstorm! Catchafire–For a membership fee of $167/year, you can use Catchafire to connect with a variety of professional volunteers who can help you implement a variety of organizational projects from marketing/branding to technical […]

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