TIP OF THE MONTH
Tips and tools to help you quantify your results.
LISTENING FOR WHAT IS TRYING TO HAPPEN?
Most working professionals spend more than half their time in meetings. Feel the pain? Me, too!
Whether by phone, live, or internet, I am in meetings most all day. Then after work, guess what, more meetings! So much of life happens in meetings of one kind or another…
HAVE YOU IDENTIFIED YOUR "STRATEGIC WHO?"
Years ago I was blessed by a three-year fellowship to explore approaches to social transformation in different parts of the world. For example, in South Africa I was exposed to people who had been on different sides of Apartheid, at a time when young…
HOW ARE YOU WATERING YOUR OWN GARDEN?
You excel at caring for others. How well are you caring for yourself? Perhaps this gardening blog speaks to you:
“If established plants are left without water for a period of time it inhibits the plants’ growth and makes them more to susceptible to…
CREATING A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY?
To what extent is your organization maximizing human resources in these three critical dimensions of fund development:
Donors (individuals who care),
Funders (foundation, corporate, business and
government sources), and
Earned Revenue Strategies (products…
CHANGING THE WORLD AND REPORTING IT, ONE BUTTERFLY AT A TIME
How does your organization measure social impact?
Many nonprofits don’t, for reasons described as:
• limited time and resources,
• hard to keep track, and
• really hard to quantify the value.
You might be surprised that many nonprofit investors…
LISTENING FOR WHAT IS TRYING TO HAPPEN
Some say open networks are the “biggest predictor of career success.”
Open networks are especially productive when there is an intentional practice to achieve creative dialogue. Dialogue is akin to planting seeds in fertile soil, as opposed to scattering…
ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING FROM YOUR SWEET SPOT?
Each time you plan a meeting, we invite you visit to the “Meeting Check-Ins” section of the SEED Library. It is chock-full of ideas for opening a productive meeting. You will find “purposeful questions,” “appreciative questions,” “stretch questions,” “questions…
You’ve done a great job engaging a diverse team to articulate what success looks like in the future. Is the team excited? Can everyone talk about what you intend to create and who benefits? Have you elicited inputs from all who may have interest to expand the vision…