Conscious Service and the power of Transformative Relationships

This is the fourth article in a series on Conscious Service. Read the first, second,  third, and fifth articles. Relationships are the container for the potential for transformation. As Service Providers, we usually think in terms of how the relationship will...

Post Secondary Nonprofit Programs

Thinking of heading back to school to further your nonprofit career? We're pleased to offer a list of programs in Canada and internationally, many of which offer online learning components, that have a nonprofit focus area. If you know of...

Conscious Service and the role of Enlightened Communication

This is the third article in a series on Conscious Service. Read the first,  second, fourth, and fifth articles. Intellectually, we all know what makes communication effective: eye contact, tone of voice, using “I” messages, paraphrasing and active listening. You get...

How to navigate workplace conflict

Want to learn more on this topic? We've partnered with the author to present a free webinar on July 11. Click here for details and to register. When I bring up the idea of conflict, what is your reaction? Do...

Professional development on a budget: Key resources so you don’t have to break the bank

Last week we discussed why, despite its importance to creating a strong a vibrant sector, professional development is still ignored by many nonprofit and charitable organizations. You can read that article by clicking here. Since funding challenges are a key...

Professional Development: Why nonprofit organizations must invest in their staff

We may think we’ve put the overhead myth to bed once and for all, but there’s at least one place where we may still indulge in it: professional development. Liz Rejman, associate director, fundraising operations, Pathways to Education, says, “Usually...

Taming the “monkey mind”: How to deal with interruptions in your nonprofit job

A long time ago, Buddha described the human mind as being like a monkey grabbing one branch only to let it go to seize another branch. This so-called “monkey mind” is often encouraged by our surroundings, particularly in the nonprofit...

Nonprofit presentations: Tips, tricks, and other things to consider

Giving effective presentations can contribute greatly to a nonprofit’s success. In fact, presentations serve as an important avenue for organizations to share their stories, build partnerships, garner community support, and acquire new donors or volunteers. Although most nonprofits recognize the...

The overflowing inbox: How to keep email from taking over your work life

Back in 1993, when I began working for a university, my supervisor introduced me to a newfangled notion called “email”. After he explained the long process involved in sending and receiving messages on a slow and unwieldy server, I responded,...

Plan to boost your confidence

Did you attend or view the recording of the webinar I presented in February on 4 Confidence Boosts to Reach Your Full Potential? If so, you probably left with lots of ideas and a bunch of good intentions. Then you...