Ep 20: Volunteer If You Want to Live Longer (with Pamela Hawley)

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Harvard did a study that determined that volunteering helps people live longer and healthier lives with 38% fewer nights spent in the hospital.

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5 Ways to Supercharge Your End-of-Year Fundraising

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Last night I had my annual stress dream where I’m taking my high school Spanish final, and before I even answer one question the bell rings and Senor…

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How to Deal With Difficult People

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We all have difficult people in our lives. Here are my top 10 strategies for how to deal with difficult people at work (especially at a nonprofit.)

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Ep 19: How to Give a Great Speech (with Elaine Bennett)


How do you write and give a great speech that excites and inspires your audience about your organization? Elaine Bennett tells you how to do just that.

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Ep 18: Mission Control and Strategic Planning (with Liana Downey)

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It seems like everyone views strategic planning with a sort of dread. But when you do it right, it’s game changing. With special guest Liana Downey.

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Help! My Board Chair is a Wimp!

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I’ve got a true story for you. It’s so ridiculous. Except that something like it happens a lot at nonprofits. And I know exactly how I feel about that. Mad.

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Dear Joan: Can I Ask For Donations at a Ticketed Event?

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Never hesitate to shoot me an email with questions you have or blog post ideas. Ideas from my readers drive most of my content.

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