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Social Media Suicide

Social Media Suicide

By now we’re well versed in the hazards of social media.  If you need a refresher, just Google the names Gabriella Pasqualotto, Justine Sacco or Anthony Weiner. Just half of employees report that their workplace has rules about social media use at work   If our organization does not have such a  policy, we’re at risk for public shaming, litigation and security breaches.

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Let’s Kill Our Fundraising Event

Let’s Kill Our Fundraising Event

Should we junk all such events? No, it just means we need to adopt a more modest attitude about what these affairs are supposed to be about. Your event should not sit on an island as an event. Instead, it should be part of a comprehensive fund development plan

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One Easy Way To Make Your Meeting Better

One Easy Way To Make Your Meeting Better

According to research, anywhere from one-third to one-half of time spent in business meetings are largely unproductive. This is critical because the time spent in meetings has almost doubled over the past three decade

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Why Our Service Organizations Are Dying (and how to fix them)

Why Our Service Organizations Are Dying (and how to fix them)

Service clubs are an American innovation that have evolved into a worldwide institution. While vibrant across the globe, the loss of membership in the United States represents a loss of social capital and civic engagement. It is imperative we reinvent. The alternative may be irrelevance and obscurity.

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