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

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
October 4, 2017

Nervous about an upcoming presentation? These expert tips will help you present like a pro!

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

Written By: Susan Fish
August 16, 2017

Is email taking over your work life? Find out how to put it in its place with these productivity tips.

Plan to boost your confidence

Written By: Kathy Archer
July 5, 2017

Want to improve your confidence? The first step is to get a plan together!

Fundraiser Fail: What to do when your new fundraiser isn't living up to expectations

Written By: Susan Fish
October 28, 2015

What's a charity to do when they find their new fundraiser isn't working out?

Healthy boundaries, healthy workers: How good workplace boundaries help nonprofit professionals

Written By: Sheena Greer
October 14, 2015

Do you need help setting stronger boundaries? These tips can help!

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution? Part Four

Written By: Veronica Utton
March 4, 2015

The final part in our four-part series on professional development and training, this article focuses on evaluation.

Career Q&A: Can a lack of specialization hurt your career?

Written By: Nancy Ingram
February 18, 2015

What happens if you've spent the bulk of your career working a position that required you to be a jack of all trades, but master of none - and now that position is ending?

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution? Part Three

Written By: Veronica Utton
January 7, 2015

Once you've decided on the content of your training, it's time to think about delivery and what training methods might be the most effective.

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution? Part Two

Written By: Veronica Utton
September 24, 2014

This second article in a three-part series discusses how to go about designing the objectives and content for employee training programs.

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution?

Written By: Veronica Utton
August 21, 2014

Additional training may not always be the best approach to addressing a performance management issue.

Investing in talent: How and why foundations are supporting professional development

Written By: Susan Fish
September 19, 2013

Foundations are increasingly investing in the professional development of nonprofit professionals.

Sparking innovation in your organization with professional development

Written By: Marshall Watson
June 5, 2013

Creating true innovation requires connecting with people and ideas that might normally exist outside our usual network. Here's how professional development can help.

A gradual impact: Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders through higher education

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
October 17, 2012

Carleton University is launching a new Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree and graduate diploma in the summer of 2013.

Professional development: Not just for the big wigs

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 3, 2011

Whether in person, online, via the web or a myriad of hybrid varieties, professional development (PD) is becoming a call to action for many.

Self-renewal within the nonprofit sector

Written By: Karl Noseworthy
February 18, 2010

A profile of various leadership renewal programs, including the Metcalfe Foundation's innovative program.

Executive coaching: Another tool in the toolbox?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 14, 2009

Whereas coaches in the corporate world have been popular for a while now - some even calling them "status symbols" - the same could not be said for the nonprofit sector. Until recently, that is. There are a number of signs indicating a change in attitudes.

Learning communities: The best investment we can make

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
October 27, 2008

Why learning is an important investment, especially in times of global change.

How to avoid repeating mistakes

Written By: Paulette Vinette
December 17, 2007

This article deals with common mistakes not-for-profit organization staff and volunteers make and suggestions on how to avoid making them again.

E-learning myths, challenges, and benefits

Written By: Jacques LeCavalier and Bill Tucker
May 26, 2003

This article dispels some of the common misconceptions about e-learning.

Everyday solutions for training and development

Written By: Teresa Howe
February 17, 2003

Everyday learning opportunities and activities.