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It’s Never Too Late to Prioritize and Prepare: An Interview with Wesner Pierre

What can you do if your organization has not prepared for a moment like this?

"Remember What You Already Know": An Interview with Alison Wagner

We spoke with Alison Wagner, Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies with the Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, known as the North Star Care Community and one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit hospices in the United States.

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New Year, New Leaf: Keeping the Momentum Toward Goals in Q1

As we move through the first quarter of the new year, are you on track with what you and your team set out to accomplish? This LeaderNotes round-up has advice and insights to help.

We’re going to build relationships with new funders.

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Five Steps to Transcending Depression and Self-Harming or Suicidal Thoughts

Every day at 3pm, I receive a calendar invitation on my computer that says, “take three slow deep Qigong breaths.” The first day that I received the invite I yelled at my computer, “Now What??!!!!” and then I had to laugh because I realized that I knew mys

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For Queer Arts Leaders, the Personal is Professional: Beatrice Thomas and Kevin Seaman on Art, Equity and Showing up Whole

What does it mean to bring your full self – all of your identities – to your work and leadership? Two interdisciplinary artists share their experience.

From left to right: Kate Kendall, Cristina Herrera, Carmez Vazquez, Chase Strangio

“Exercising the Muscle of Hope” and Other Insights from LGBTQ+ Leaders

(from left to right: Kate Kendall, Cristina Herrera, Carmez Vazquez, Chase Strangio)

A Rock Paper Scissors Championship to Break the Ice

Insights from the Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit

We live in a time characterized by an accelerating rate of change and an increasing interdependence of systems, making the world around us more complex than ever.

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5 Insights I’ve Learned from Two Decades in the Social-Impact Sector

When you were a child and someone asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, I bet you didn’t say, “I’m going to be a nonprofit executive!”  I certainly didn’t. I wanted to be a school teacher.


The ABCs of Moving Managers to Leaders

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit."  – Aristotle

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Lessons on Leading from Influence Nation 2018

Each year, the Influence Nation Summit (previously known as MCON) brings together hundreds of people who are passionate about positively changing the world and exploring the influences that build and sustain social movements. This year, the Influence Nation Summit was held in Washington, D.C.


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