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Oct 31st

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Headphone etiquette

Headphone etiquetteA good playlist at work is a good thing. People tapping away at keyboards all day say that music makes the day go faster and keeps them focused. Companies have known this for a long time. Before Beats, we had Muzak, soft (yawn) music piped in over a speaker above the cubicles. I once owned real estate in the form of a cubicle immediately under one of those speakers. Not for long.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Three tips for fundraising success

FUNdraising Good Times: Three tips for fundraising successProper planning can set you up for fundraising success. Visualize your success, feel it in your heart, and then make sure the prerequisites for fundraising success are in place before you start soliciting. Here are three tips to launch your 2014 fundraising in the right direction.
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This year, resolve to build something better

This year, resolve to build something betterLooking back on this day twelve months ago, what was different? What aspects of your life (career, family, home, finances, fitness level, spiritual depth, musical ability... you name it) are better now because of something specific you did during 2013? What's worse?
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FUNdraising Good Times: How to succeed in fundraising

FUNdraising Good Times: How to succeed in fundraisingHappy New Year! Are you beginning 2014 with your hopes pinned on a bountiful new year? Does your vision of December 2014 include smiling faces as you toast members of your fundraising team, celebrating a year that broke fundraising records? Are you dreaming of fundraising success, or are you planting seeds that can bear fruit this year and for years to come?
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FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising anticipation 2014

FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising anticipation 2014Part two of a two part series

In our last column we asked you to reflect on your fundraising for the past year and to record your answers to three questions: What have you done well, which activities or strategies didn't meet expectations, and were your goals realistic. In anticipation of the coming year, we suggest you use the wisdom gained from your reflections to lay the groundwork for 2014.
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Year end bonus: The gift you give yourself

Year end bonus: The gift you give yourself
If you decide to change jobs next year, or just want to make more money where you're at, remember to factor in the real value of that pile of cash called an "incentive plan." Big words, Incentive and Plan. Bonuses are meant to Incentivize employees, to motivate them to do their jobs extremely well, in a way that improves the company's bottom line. Plan, to the employee, means Plan Ahead: understand your company's bonus programs and intentionally act in ways that will improve your chances of seeing that extra cash consistently throughout your career.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising Reflections for 2013

FUNdraising Good Times: Fundraising Reflections for 2013Part one of a two part series

The yearend can be a perfect time to reflect on your 2013 fundraising activities and to anticipate 2014. If you are a nonprofit CEO, board member, staff or volunteer we have three questions to focus your reflections.
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