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Why you are so motivated in your work 

March 29, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

When we think about what motivates people at work, some cliches come out. Money? Maybe. Power? Perhaps. But as someone working for a mission you know it’s something else — altruism. But what may surprise you is this isn’t just a truism in the nonprofit sector. It works in most places. This past Sunday… Read More

The number one villain in the way of good decisions 

March 25, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

One of the worst things we can do when making decisions is to frame them too narrowly. This can lead us to the wrong thought process – and false choices. As Dan Heath puts it in his new book, “The first villain of decision making, narrow framing, is the tendency to define our choices too… Read More

Two can’t miss webinars: Dan Heath and Guy Kawasaki! 

March 19, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Network for Good has two amazing webinars coming up – and (as usual) they are free with registration.* Nonprofit 911: How to Get More Followers on Social Media w/ Guy Kawasaki Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern Why isn’t your hashtag everywhere? When’s the best time for a Facebook status update? Wha… Read More

Your quick guide to better nonprofit financial management 

February 25, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

If you feel the need to strengthen your financial management savvy, check out StrongNonprofits.org, a new website featuring free tools, how-tos and guides. Developed in partnership between The Wallace Foundation and Fiscal Management Associates, the site contains more than 64 resources for anyone involved in nonprofit … Read More

Reader question: What to do with deadbeat board members? 

February 19, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Here’s a recent reader question. I have two board members that I like and want to keep as supporters, but clearly they don’t have the time or don’t make the time to be good board members. Elections will be here soon, should I just call them and tell them that it appears they don’t have… Read More

Three thoughts on writing 

February 18, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

I love and hate to write. Here are three pieces of advice based on my daily struggle with blogging, fiction and work-related writing. I share these as a student, not a master. These are lessons I re-learn every day in the creative process. Writing is that way – casting you forever in the role of… Read More

Join Me in a Different Kind of Valentine’s Day this Year 

February 13, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Are you hungry? I don’t mean craving food, though you may want a box of chocolates now that I raised the topic. What I mean is, do you approach your work in a mode of devouring or consuming? Are you in the business of taking? I ask these questions because I believe turning hunger on… Read More

Ask me a question: I’ll post the answer here 

February 11, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Many blog readers write me with questions about their work. I try to answer what I can, and sometimes I get permission from the inquirer to share my answers here. As an experiment in making this exercise useful to more people, I am inviting you to ask me a question. I’ll answer it here on… Read More

Friday fun: Find your social networking personality 

February 8, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

This is a fun Friday flowchart to determine your social networking personality via Mashable. It’s extreme. But that’s what I like about it. It forces us to own up to our own foibles. Or at least call out the typical ones, like humble-bragging. What are you? I like to think I am Mr. Nice Guy… Read More

4 questions to ask before checking the box 

February 1, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

A few years ago, Bonny Wolf told a great story on NPR that goes something like this: In Chicago, a friend cuts off the end of roast beef before she cooks it. She does it because her mother does it. Her mother does it because her grandmother did it. So one day, the friend asks… Read More

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