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Leadership: Your Nonprofit Leadership Style-The Game

Leadership isn’t only for those with “director” or “manager” in their titles. We all serve as leaders on problems that require our particular skills, expertise, or creativity. Leadership skills often come into play as we collaborate with colleagues or partner  organizations, mentor new colleagues, or serve our organization’s constituents. Post by Mindy Faber and Margaret Conway of Convergence Design Lab. 

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Operations: Avoid a Cyber Attack with These Tips (February 2021) 

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While businesses are the most frequent targets, nonprofits are also at risk. Consider all of the sensitive data your organization stores or accesses electronically, including payroll information, that might be attractive to cyber thieves. Below are a few simple practices that can significantly lower your risk. Post by Gregory Perrine, owner eGuide Tech Allies

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Strategy: Design Thinking (March 2018) 

emily taylor headshotCompanies have long followed a process to design products that meet human needs for comfort, convenience, ease-of-use. This process, now commonly known as “design-thinking,” begins with empathy for the user’s experience. Nonprofits can adopt the same process to better design programs for the people they serve. Post by Emily Taylor, Principal, teenyBIG

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