Joshua Thompson

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CEOs use these stealthy tactics to exert their influence

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Early in life, when people wanted to influence us, they got away with flattery and conformity. By complimenting us and agreeing with our opinions, they buttered us up and got what they wanted. As we gain experience with coworkers …

How To Discuss Finances With Your Partner Without Freaking Out

<i>By Dr. Amy Wenzel for YourTango.com</i><p>Full disclosure: I can't discuss having "the financial talk" without discussing my own relationship! Although my marriage is far from perfect, a culture of open discussion about finances is one thing that I believe we got 100 percent right... and I cannot take an …

3 Free Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In lean times like these, it's important to get your personal finances under control. But creating a detailed budget and having the discipline and diligence to stick to it is often easier said than done. Thankfully there are plenty of …

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I’d hit a wall. Most days I can’t wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.<p>The first three months of the year had been intensely demanding, between hiring a series of new employees for a …

How changing a single word increased click through rate by 161%

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Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its Data Book for 2012. According to the publication, there were 10,000 fewer registered …

The Five Stages of Disruption Denial

I missed Twitter. I first heard about it when everyone did in 2006. And I started an account in a knee-jerk way. But I didn’t grasp it. In those days, I would just stare at the entry box and think, “What?”<p>Now of course, I pretend Twitter struck me as an irresistibly good idea the first time I heard …

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Coping with the Emotional Fallout After an Act of Terror

<i>On a map, Harvard Business Review’s offices look far from the site of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, seven miles up the winding Charles River. But in a city that feels more like a town, everyone in the area — as well as in cities and countries far beyond — has been shaken up by the Patriots’</i> …

Marketing, Sales, Agency, and Customer Success Content

HubSpot's Blog for marketing, sales, agency, and customer success content, which has more than 400,000 subscribers and attracts over 4.5 million …

9 Organizations Creating Incredible Communities Online

I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs the following question:<p>What nonprofit or social enterprise is doing a great job creating online community that B2B or B2C businesses can emulate? What makes them special and effective?<p>Here are 9 nonprofits and social enterprises getting it right, …

5 nonprofit apps that make a difference

Photo courtesy of Daniel Y. Go via Creative Commons<p>5 organizations with apps worth downloading<p>Guest post by <b>Kerry Butters</b><p>There is an app for pretty …

7 ways for nonprofits to make the most of Google Hangout

Heather, JD and Shannon on a Socialbrite video chat using Google Hangout last night.<p>Tips to take advantage of real-time collaboration<p><b>Target audience:</b> …

Report: The IRS’s “antiquated and counterproductive” rules are hurting nonprofit news orgs

The new report from the Council on Foundations and the Knight Foundation says the IRS process for granting 501(c)(3) status to news organizations is “archaic” and “obsolete” and suggests fixes.<p>The IRS is applying “an antiquated and counterproductive standard to a dynamic sector” in limiting the …

How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa

If you knew how to help feed the hungry — would you? Most of us would, but often we just don’t know how. So, it was difficult at first to see how General Mills, half a world away in North America, could play a meaningful role in addressing hunger in Africa. General Mills employees were already …

Attracting young people to your nonprofit

Use social media to encourage youth volunteerism in your organization<p>Guest post by <b>Alison Richmond</b> <br>easyfundraising.co.uk<p>Young people can be an …

Facebook’s advice to nonprofits: share videos, comment often, measure everything

Facebook has just issued a big dossier (embedded below) for nonprofits, a guide to using the social network to increase their profiles and invigorate their activities.<p>The nutshells of Facebook’s recommendations are pretty much what you’d expect: Create great content, make it interactive and …

The 7 Top Websites For Nonprofit Jobs

Eager to find a job that matters?<p>With the economy warming up, now might be a good time to explore potential nonprofit employment opportunities. According to the 2013 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey, 44 percent of the groups plan to create positions in the year ahead.<p>That’s especially encouraging …