- We go inside some of the best Santa Cruz County local nonprofits with the "Why I love my nonprofit job: Mariah Tanner of United Way of Santa Cruz County" with this look at why a healthy and fun workplace culture is where it's at! The first in a on going series from Teresa Ruiz Decker's blog Thriving Nonprofits with The Inspiring Enterprise.
- Nonprofit drama in The Gray Lady: Wounded Warrior Project Spends Lavishly on Itself. None too pleased with that NY Times piece, the Warriors counterattacked here. What do you say? Smear job or exposé? An unapologetic rebuttal to the tyranny of the low-overhead rate or a wayward nonprofit preying on goodwill for vets
Robert Lupton’s “Charity Detox” says the problem is we don’t care enough about results, and “the compassion industry” perpetuates dependency.
In “The Self-Help Myth” Erica Kohl-Arenas argues foundations have helped shift the focus from "capitalist processes that create poverty" to "the weaknesses and responsibilities of the poor."
The Irvine Foundation announced they’re radically rethinking how to spend their $2 billion in CA. Their new focus is on political advocacy benefiting people in poverty, or in other words, giving the poor the power they need to NOT be poor.
Everyone knows the 3 R’s for happy volunteers right? Relevant, Realistic, and Rewarding. Seth Godin offers up his take on volunteer engagement built on an agenda, peer support, and a hierarchy of achievement.
Got your 3 MITs (Most Important Tasks) identified today? Zen Habits can help you with Unconventional Productivity.
Speaking of productivity...are you The Prioritizer, The Planner, The Arranger, or The Visualizer? Carson Tate examines The Four Productivity Styles. Does the shoe fit?