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The Talent Agenda: Why funders should support nonprofit networking

This post was originally published on Idealist.org’s IdealistCareers Blog on Feb. 20, 2013 as part of my Talent Agenda monthly column on that site. While we often talk about how networking is key to career development and job seeking, we tend … Continue reading

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Are @NYTimes and #NextGenDonors Just Plain Ignorant About Nonprofits?

The New York Times shamefully no longer has a reporter assigned to cover philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. I believe the Times has also dropped its annual “Giving” section, a special segment of the newspaper that was timed with the … Continue reading

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The Talent Agenda: How Can We Support Nonprofit Employees?

Is there really a leadership crisis in the nonprofit sector? In the first post on my new monthly column at the great new IdealistCareers.org site, I argue that the social sector has the talent it needs to do great work, … Continue reading

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Idealist.org Blog – More than a pipeline: a new vision for nonprofit leadership development

Thanks to Allison Jones and the other good folks over at Idealist.org for referencing my most recent piece on this blog on their blog! Here’s their post: More than a pipeline. Given their large budget, they were able to percure … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Careers: Links in a Chain

Earlier this year I worked with Putnam Community Investment Consulting on a research initiated dubbed Generating Change when I was E.D. at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. At one point, we were trying to develop a graphic image to represent how career pathways look amongst nonprofit … Continue reading

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A Bottleneck on the Nonprofit Leadership Highway

A bottleneck is building-up on the nonprofit sector’s leadership highway. With many years of productivity and health ahead of them, Baby Boomers who lead nonprofit organizations face difficulty with the notion of traditional retirement. After pouring their energy and commitment … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Greetings readers! I am starting this blog to share ideas and research from my joint fellowship at Tides Foundation and NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action. The goal of my fellowship is to examine if and how funders … Continue reading

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