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TED Talk speaker 'dis-labels' those with disabilities

TED Talk speaker Susan Robinson discussed the stigmas surrounding those with disabilities Tuesday night.

Disability

5 Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Folks, I work with nonprofits who are fighting for really good causes, and sometimes they're so busy that they forget to engage online. The thing is, their supporters aren't forgetting to sign into their social networks and scroll through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.<p>Each time I meet with a …

Etiquette In Entrepreneurship: When Startups Call Nonprofits For Help

I’ve got a bone to pick with some of my fellow entrepreneurs. File this under friendly advice from a colleague who’s been there.<p>A few days back a second or third FTE at a startup called the head of a small nonprofit. To ask for help. He got it. Then, appropriately and predictably, the nonprofit …

Entrepreneurship

How Nonprofits Can Show Funders What Success Really Looks Like

A new program called Grantseeker streamlines the grant application process while helping nonprofits collect and analyze data on key performance indicators, so organizations looking for funding will have the numbers to back up their efforts.<p>Several years ago, shortly after backing a nutritional …

How Grantmakers Unwittingly Make Life Harder For Nonprofits

“Philanthropy” is generally translated from its Latin roots as “the love of humankind.” That means we automatically assume that all philanthropists are motivated, at least to some degree, ­by a desire to make life better for others. We see this assumption at work across the philanthropic landscape, …

Nonprofits

Study: Donors React To Direct Mail More Than Email

“There isn’t enough reverence for the written word these days,” is a refrain shared among college professors, newspaper editors, coffee-shop poets, …

Informz Launches Email Design Tool For Nonprofits

Informz has introduced a non-HTML email designer that allows nonprofit organizations to send consistent-looking emails across channels and …

3 Reasons To Start A Skills-Based Employee Volunteer Program

If your company hasn’t explored skills-based volunteering, you could be missing a major employee-engagement and CSR opportunity. When you think about an employee volunteer program, what comes to mind immediately? A bunch of your staff wearing matching t-shirts and cleaning up a beach or local park? …

4 Keys to Building Relationships with Major Donors

Relationships are important for donors of all shapes and sizes, but for none more so than major donors. Because they are going to be making a major …

Tips For Nonprofits On How To Nurture Donors With Email

Nonprofit groups should nurture donors just the way auto makers nurture leads—with content delivered via email. When you receive contact information …

Non-profits MUST Improve Their Marketing Efforts Now

The year is 2017. Let’s make sure that we have adjusted the way in which we approach marketing challenges based on the reality of media consumption …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.<p>A look …

From Father To Father, A Few Words Of Wisdom On Raising Kids With Autism

Charles Jones' 12-year-old son, Malik, has autism. When he found out, Jones says, the news came as a shock — and fodder for plenty of fears.<p>"It was like a shot in the gut," he says. "I thought my son would be nonverbal, that he would never say 'I love you.' But when he started talking he wouldn't …

Autism

Is 2016 the Year of the Woman?

Research for this article was provided by Samuel Patterson, a recent graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.<p>Theresa May, slated to become the next British Prime Minister, joins a small--but hopefully--growing list of women holding the highest office in the land. Theresa May …

New To Budgeting? Why You Should Try The 50-20-30 Rule

If you’re new to budgeting, figuring out how to manage your money each month can feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to organize, but you also have to make difficult decisions about how to spend your cash. Relying on the experiences of others can help only so much, because your income and …

Personal Finance

Art brings together kids with special needs, those without

Six children formed a "choo-choo train" - each placing their hands on the shoulders of the child in front as they explored a show at an art gallery …

Is Better Employee Engagement the Solution to Hiring Woes?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Engaged employees who become natural brand ambassadors are essential for hiring a successful workforce. When employees are engaged, they’re more committed to their employer and more likely to tell their friends about what’s going on at …

Public University Now Requires ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Pledge From Applicants

The University of Cincinnati recently announced a new policy for faculty and staff applicants as part of an effort to promote “diversity and inclusion,” the College Fix reported.<p>“As of July 1, the University of Cincinnati will request a Diversity and Inclusion statement of all applicants for …

College & University

Personality test: Are you a Dove, an Eagle, an Owl or a Parrot at work?

By that I mean, what are your character traits? Specifically in the workplace.<p>Try this. If you were walking in to a meeting at the boss said “I need …

Barbara Corcoran on Why Women Are 'Better at Running Businesses Than Men'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Barbara Corcoran isn’t known for her political correctness -- quite the opposite.<p>She says what she thinks and doesn’t hold back, and sometimes it gets her in trouble. Such was the case, minus the trouble, when we chatted on-set recently …

How MBA Programs Drive Inequality

Over the last several decades, American business executives have made decisions that have exacerbated the inequality that chokes prosperity for the country. They have misallocated resources and they have awarded themselves mind-boggling compensation packages while workers have suffered stagnant …

The No. 1 Reason Most Personal Development Plans Fail

It is no secret that most individual development plans fail. I’ve been in the leadership development industry for over 40 years and I can tell you that statement is true. But after 40 years of teaching, training, observing and testing some of the best and worst leaders in the world I can also tell …

Self-improvement

FBI Director James Comey: No ‘reasonable prosecutor’ would bring charges against Hillary Clinton over her private email server

The FBI is giving HRC a slap on the wrist.<p>In a scripted press conference on Tuesday morning, FBI Director James Comey said his agency isn’t recommending that the DOJ pursue charges against Hillary Clinton for setting up a private email server as Secretary of State.<p>“There is evidence [State …

This Movie May Change the Way You View Autism

Life, Animated is a heartwarming documentary about family.<p>At the age of 3, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with autism. He had stopped speaking, stopped interacting with his world. To his parents, Ron and Cornelia Suskind, it seemed as if he had been kidnapped. For three years after the diagnosis, their …

Autism

Dollywood Adds ‘Calming Room’ For Autism

Autism

Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

A steady rain falls on velvet green terraces, releasing a powerful scent of newly harvested tea. A ripple of voices tumbles down the hillside as a man barks orders.<p>The tea pickers, all women, many in bare feet, expertly navigate the leech-infested slopes. Balancing hampers on their backs loaded …

Plantations

Non Traditional Career: What is it? Benefits and Disadvantages

There comes a point in our career planning where we are discouraged from doing what we want because the career choice we have for ourselves doesn’t …

Employment

Women's Agenda - News for professional women

On International Women’s Day I delivered a keynote address to several hundred men and women in Townsville on the subject of gender equality. I gave a …