Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? Guest Post by John Haydon The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc. And in fact, the research shows that people who are mentored get more job promotions and earn more than people who aren’t. But mentoring is also great for … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor?
While some people are experiencing a social media hangover, especially on Facebook and taking a step back from social, using social media professionally in support of your organization's strategic goals is still more important than ever. With declines in public trust and the continuing need to raise more money, nonprofit leaders will need to strategically leverage organizational and professional networks. Every year Social CEOs hosts an annual award where they seek nominations for the top 30 … [Read more...] about The Top Nonprofit Social CEO Awards
A lot of my work as a trainer is teaching senior leaders and staff to use social media and their online networks as part of their thought leadership, professional networking and/or to support the organization's communications goals as an ambassador for the organization's missions. Adding social media and a powerful personal brand can be powerful networked leadership skill, but there is the huge challenge of making it a habit, putting it into daily practice. Working online can contribute … [Read more...] about How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn't A Full-Time Job
Last year, I read Marie Kondo's "The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organization" and just read her book, Spark Joy, both of which, of course, share techniques and the psychology of de-cluttering your closet and home, but the principles work for your professional life - clearing your calendar, to do list, and especially your online social network connections. And at a higher level, letting go of projects or delegating tasks so you can create more … [Read more...] about The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections
My most engaged follower on Twitter this past week is Jennifer Preston. I know why Jennifer, who is the VP at the Knight Foundation is one of my engaged followers this week. Earlier this week I was in Miami to do a social media pre-workshop at the Knight Digital Media Seminar. Jennifer was observing and tweeting during the session. (If you want to read the re-caps or view the videos for the seminar itself, the Knight Foundation blog has full documentation here). On the other hand, my most … [Read more...] about My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston