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Free live author interview about the board/CEO relationship

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Friday, March 22, 2013

 

Unengaged employees cost time and money. So why do we have molasses-like reflexes when it comes to cultivating a positive culture in the organizations we  lead? Billions of dollars are lost every year by corporations through turnover as well as legitimate and non-legitimate sick days. Tens of thousands are lost in productivity and and outcomes within a single position if it turns over or if the employee is unengaged in your nonprofit...

LANO MEMBERS: Play this author podcast about culture or register for our next FREE live author interview with Bill Mott about the board/CEO relationships.  

by Denise McMahan, Founder/Publisher, CausePlanet

  

  

  

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with free access to CausePlanet services.

  

Tags:  Bill Mott  CausePlanet  Michael Stalllard  The Board Game 

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Get in the game and out of committee work

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Monday, March 11, 2013

If you're like me, you love a good story. And if you're not a business book reader, you may have found your match in our new feature: William Mott's The Board Game: A Story of Hope and Inspiration for CEOs and Governing Boards uses fictional characters to teach us about board leadership through great storytelling. The Board Game applies real life experiences to help you recognize red flags and employ useful tools when engaging the board, chair and CEO...

  

Register for our live author interview with Bill Mott and download the book summary at CausePlanet's Page to Practice blog.

 

by Denise McMahan, CausePlanet Founder/Publisher

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member access to CausePlanet's book summaries and interviews.

Tags:  Bill Mott  CausePlanet  The Board Game 

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Live author interview includes free book copy on 3/6

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don't forget to register for our free live author interview on Wednesday, Mar 6 at 11 a.m. CST with culture expert, Michael Stallard, and author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity and Productivity. Stallard has generously offered a free digital copy of his book for everyone who registers for the interview. Bring questions about how to improve your nonprofit's culture to this CausePlanet interview.

Here is a sampling of some question topics we'll discuss:

· External pressures on internal culture

· Making the best of disliked tasks

· Getting from good to great on culture

· Turning around negative or resentful employees

· What to do about disconnected producers

· Managing up on good culture

 

Register for the interview and book copy here.

(at the end of the Page to Practice post in the link above).

 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for generously providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet book summaries and author interviews in 2012 and 2013.

 

 

Special thanks to Michael Stallard at E Pluribus Partners for providing every author interview registrant with a free digtial copy of his book. You can find more about Stallard at www.epluribuspartners.com.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Michael Stallard  Page to Practice 

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Improve your workplace interactions by understanding temperament

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 

We're quick to identify the things that really annoy us about our jobs or the workplace but slow to identify why and how it impacts the teams with whom we work.

I had the opportunity to connect with one of Louisiana's own authors, Brad Dude, about this topic and the book he coauthored with Jim Harden, What Makes You Tick & What Ticks You Off. Join me in my interview with Brad about the importance of understanding temperament in the workplace...

 

 

Read more, download free business book summaries and register for our next live author interview at CausePlanet's Page to Practice blog.

 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with free access to CausePlanet's business book summaries and author interviews in 2013.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Page to Practice  What Makes You Tick 

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Pro bono services: Make up 20% of your budget

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Author Aaron Hurst says there are people in the world who love what they do and do it exceedingly well, people who want to use their skills to give back to the community. This is pro bono. By definition, pro bono is Latin, meaning "for the public good.” Hurst defines it as free, donated professional services to a nonprofit to further its mission.

Hurst's goal in publishing Powered by Pro Bono is to revitalize a time-honored tradition as well as give the pro bono partnership a field-tested structure so you can expect reliable outcomes...

Find out how great nonprofits save 20% of their budget using Hurst's winning framework for pro bono at the Page to Practice blog.

by Denise McMahan, CausePlanet

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet's summary library and author interviews.

 

Tags:  Aaron Hurst  CausePlanet  Page to Practice  Powered by Pro Bono 

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Leverage pro bono services with Hurst's winning framework

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Monday, December 10, 2012

If you've been stung by a past pro bono partnership, you're not alone. Powered by Pro Bono author Aaron Hurst has seen both the immense potential in pro bono services and the underwhelming outcomes nonprofits experience.

These observations prompted Hurst to launch a movement through his TaprootFoundation. The goal? Reinvent how nonprofits go about engaging pro bono support. His book prescribes organizations follow his four stage process that's been successfully tested with hundreds of pro bono partnerships.

For the complete interview and book synopsis, download the FREE Page to Practice summary at www.causeplanet.org/lano using your email address for a user name and "Password1" for the password. Special thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing CausePlanet library and author interview access for every LANO member.

Read what Hurst says is the most common mistake with engaging pro bono services.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Page to Practice  Powered by Pro Bono 

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Answer your social media measurement questions with our live author interview

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Creating social change is everyone's goal within a nonprofit organization. Authors Kanter and Paine argue you can't get there without a map. "Measurement is your map and metrics are your signposts.” Furthermore, they claim connecting people, deepening their engagement and inspiring donations are relatively easy to measure.

 

While nonprofits realize social media is a cost-effective tool for growing their base of friends and supporters, they must set goals and strategically network online just like they would with in-person donor cultivation. In my interview with Kanter and Paine about Measuring the Nonprofit Network , I asked them about their favorite chapters in the book as well as what was left on the editing floor. You'll appreciate their insights and surprising answers ...

Answer your social media questions in our live author interview on Dec 17

 

by Denise McMahan, CausePlanet

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice book summary library and live author interviews during 2012.

 

Tags:  Beth Kanter  Blue Cross Blue Shield  CausePlanet  Katie Paine  Measuring the Networked Nonprofit  Page to Practice  social media 

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In the board room with Walker and Grace: Part II

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Saturday, November 17, 2012
Last week we provided you with the first installment of blended observations about what makes an effective board in light of two recent Page to Practice™ book features at CausePlanet.

This week, we continue with compiling advice from two expert authors, Julia Walker (A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members) and Kay Sprinkel Grace (The Ultimate Board Member's Book)...

 

 

Download these free CausePlanet book summaries and compare for yourself or read the rest of this article at the Page to Practice blog.

(LANO Members can visit www.causeplanet.org/lano for download instructions.)

by Denise McMahan, Founder/Publisher, CausePlanet

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing free access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice library and author interviews for LANO members in 2012.

 

Tags:  boards  CausePlanet  fundraising  Julia Walker  Kay Sprinkel Grace  Page 

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In the board room with Walker and Grace

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Friday, November 9, 2012

Since we've been talking about effective boards so much recently, I thought it would be helpful to compile some advice from two of our Page to Practice™ expert authors on boards. They complement each other well, reinforcing the main points and going deeper in different areas. With two lifetimes of experience, Julia Ingraham Walker in "A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members” and Kay Sprinkel Grace in "The Ultimate Board Member's Book” give it to us straight...

 

Read more, download a free Page to Practice book summary and register for our next live author interivew with Julia Walker 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for underwriting access to CausePlanet's book summary library and author interviews for all LANO members in 2012.

 

Tags:  Blue Cross Blue Shield  boards  CausePlanet  Fundraising  Julia Walker  Kay Grace  Page to Practice 

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What grade does your board earn in fundraising?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More than 73 percent of the United States' charitable giving in 2010 came from individuals, according to Giving USA 2011. When coupled with BoardSource's report that asserts fundraising is the area most in need of improvement, nonprofit leaders can't afford to ignore this challenge any longer. In fact, when nonprofit CEOs were asked by BoardSource to rate board performance on a report card ...

 

Download a FREE Page to Practice book summary of A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members and register for our next live author interview on this topic.

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing all LANO members with FREE access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice book summary library and live author interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

by Denise McMahan, Founder/Publisher, CausePlanet

Tags:  boards  CausePlanet  fundraising  Page to Practice 

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