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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Friday Link Round Up: Wellbeing at Work

May 25, 2018

As we head into Memorial Day weekend where the focus is on picnics and relaxation, we share some articles related to cultivating wellbeing at work. Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing at Work–Beth Kanter is the co-author of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and is an evangelist for promoting wellbeing in nonprofit workplaces. These tips […]

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Friday Link Round-Up: Leading Innovation

May 18, 2018

In previous Round-Ups, we’ve shared posts on innovation in organizations. This week we’re focusing on leading innovation. Rethinking Six Management Mantras for Better Innovation–A good starting point for encouraging innovation in your CIL. Four Cardinal Points of Leading Innovation Culture–Leading innovation involves working with contradictions. To keep your organization centered while working creative tensions, return […]

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Friday Link Round-Up: Transparency

May 4, 2018

Increasingly, statistics point to one principle that correlates with happy, loyal staff: transparency in the workplace. This week we’re sharing resources to help you increase transparency in your CIL. Complexity Demands New Approaches to Work–Social sector organizations must consider whether their internal operating system is serving them, their clients, and their pursuit of social impact. […]

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Friday Link Round-Up: Engaging with Your Community

April 27, 2018

In this week’s post, we explore partnership building and community engagement. Community Toolbox–Tons of tools and resources for all aspects of community partnership-building. Making Community Partnerships Work: A Toolkit–Includes partnership-building advice and case studies. Civic Engagement and the Restoration of Community–We can create change and more authentic engagement by creating different conversations. This important read […]

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