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Doing The Minimum Wage

Doing The Minimum Wage

An older man standing by the road holding a cardboard sign: labor $6.00/hr. Who would advertise well below the official minimum wage? Intrigued, ...
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Closing Your Nonprofit

Closing Your Nonprofit: Is It Time?

If you think launching was hard work, try closing your nonprofit. The hardest part of all might be asking the BIG question. ...
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Great Board Members

Recruiting Great Board Members

Truly transformative leaders don’t fall from the sky.  Recruiting great board members involves dentification, nurturing and orientation.  Who sits on your board? ...
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Why Our Service Clubs Are Dying

Service clubs make our communities stronger, more interesting, and more engaging. So why are they dying? What can we do about it? ...
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Hiring Nonprofit Staff

Hiring Nonprofit Staff: Let’s Get It Right

We get praise for hiring the right people. We can get fired for hiring the wrong ones. We must get it right. ...
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We Only Get One Chance To Make A First Impression

We only get one chance to make a first impression. Think of the ultimate elevator pitch request: ‘Describe yourself to me in ...
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How To Understand Independence Day

Independence came to us via ink….in a way. In the small city-state of Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press launched humanity into the ...
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It’s The Most Wonderful Week Of The Year (for fundraising)

It was not the most wonderful time of the year for me. A bad break up plus a few other personal upsets ...
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Oberlin College Ignores The First Rule Of Holes

Oberlin College loses in court. Their response is to double down. Will this ultimately accelerate the decline in enrollment at this small ...
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Stay On Top Of These Four Trends

We can say. “Our growth will be x% in 2019, but the truth is we can’t control many of the factors that ...
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Decline Of The Horse

Do you FOBO? The Fear Of Becoming Obsolete

Just as the horse had no comprehension it was being rendered useless, some employees may refuse to acknowledge they're headed towards irrelevancy. ...
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Warren Buffet

Steve Jobs Is Not Jesus Christ, Warren Buffet Not Moses

It’s easy to believe that Warren Buffet parts the Red Sea on a daily basis or that Steve Jobs‘ tomb lies empty ...
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Michael Brand

Ed

I had a bit of a problem with authority figures, a condition that has abated little over the years. Other teachers demanded ...
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Michael Brand

The Art Of Accepting How Fragile Your Life Is

A wise gentleman once told me that anyone can look back at their time to identify moments where mere seconds and inches ...
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