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7 Perfect Reasons to Budget for Professional Development

Take a breath and think about your strategic priorities for 2020. What would you like to accomplish? Is there a skill you need to move your mission forward? You may need to justify professional development expenses to your boss or your board (or just yourself). Let us help you advocate for yourself. Here are 7 tried-and-true reasons attending a conference or a workshop is a smart use of your limited time and resources. […]

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What Makes People Care?

Think about the last, great novel you read. For me, it’s Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. I would describe it as a space opera, political thriller, and environmental treatise all in one. Two out of three of those are not my jam, but I was riveted through all 572 pages. When I run into interpersonal conflict, I now understand it through the lens of Red Mars. It helps me imagine the different factions complexly—I empathize with their internal and external motivations. Reading Red Mars changed how I act and move in the world. What if your nonprofit could change […]