Leili Khalessi

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10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

The following is an excerpt from <i>Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits</i>.<p>In 2013 the number of nonprofits that hired part-time or …

Why It Doesn’t Take A Nonprofit Career To Make A Difference At Work

At most organizations, purpose starts and stops with a mission and values statement.<p>For those of us who aren’t doctors or busy building apps that change how people live, it often feels like we can only leave our mark through charity or volunteering. The work we do on a daily basis might not seem to …

Employee Engagement

Facebook's New Donate Tool Lets Users Give Without Leaving The Site

You now can feel even better about those 20 or so minutes a day you spend on Facebook.<p>The social networking site has tinkered once again with its donation feature to make it more user-friendly and accessible to nonprofits.<p>The updated tool, dubbed Fundraisers, allows users to give to causes without …

Nonprofits

How Nonprofits Can Increase Engagement Through Gamification

If you work at a nonprofit organization, you know it can be tough to engage your supporter base. Even though the work you're doing to save the world is critically important, it's hard to compete for people's attention. This is particularly true for engaging supporters online, when you're up against …

Cute

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Improve Their Content Marketing

By Liz Bedor<p>In Content Marketing<p>1<p>While many brands use content marketing to drive conversions, nonprofits have different goals in mind.Nonprofits use …

Why one CEO schedules only 2 meetings a day for optimal productivity

On average, 11 million meetings are held in US workplaces each day — and employees on average attend 62 meetings each month.<p>The higher you are on the corporate ladder, the bigger that number gets.<p>"Generally speaking, the more hats you wear at work, the more meetings you're expected to attend," says …

Time Management

Switching From Evernote: Google Keep at Work

II<p>This is the second post in the series “Switching From Evernote.” It’s also my third post about Google Keep. Before I dive into what seems like …

Before You Grumble About Not Having Enough Time, Check If You Have These 8 Time-Wasting Habits

For many of us these days it seems like we have thousands of things to do and never enough time to get to them all. No matter how many things we get …

The Trouble With Mindfulness Training

There’s no clear, widely agreed-upon definition for what mindful leadership actually looks like in practice.<p>“Mindfulness” is dangerously close to joining the ranks of corporate buzzword bingo. Think back to the early days of Lean Startup, Six Sigma, Solution Selling, and the Total Quality Movement. …

Mindfulness

Yoga at Your Desk

Bust Stress at Your Desk: Office Yoga

You may think that your desk is an unlikely prop for inner peace, but a chair is a fantastic tool to help you find work-life balance while in the office. <b>Try these simple stress-busting office yoga moves you can do at your desk!</b><p><b>Chair Tree Pose</b><p>Start by balancing on your right foot. Step your left …

Sneaky Office Yoga: When Company Culture Doesn't Have Space

<b>"But where will we do yoga in the office? We have no space!"</b><p>An article I wrote a while back about the best places to do yoga in your office addressed the issue of space and office yoga. However, space issues continue to be the most common question people bring up about yoga and meditation in the …

Yoga

The Creative Benefits Of Taking “Mini-Sabbaticals” From All Your Various Screens

Research suggests that taking a quick break from technology can set your week on track and get good ideas flowing freely. Embrace the downtime–it might be the only chance you get.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, one of the best ways to enhance your creative output is to clearly …

Creativity

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

Is Your To-Do List Really About What You Intend To Do?

Your to-do list shouldn’t feel like a foreign document describing an alternate universe. Instead, incorporate everyday (low-stress) tasks to make it feel like part of your day.<p>I’m a big believer in the to-do list. Every night I create a list of what I intend to do the next day, and it turns out I’m …

Time Management

How I Got My Team To Fail More

Business-school literature has long stressed the importance of taking risks and encouraging rapid failure. In the real world of quarterly numbers, though, embracing failure mostly remains a throwaway line in CEO speeches.<p>At PBS Digital, we went beyond corporate lip service and demanded failure from …

A Definitive Guide To Making Better (And Better Informed) Decisions

Eggs or fruit for breakfast? Sell or stay independent? Pants or no pants? Decisions, decisions: They’re everywhere. Worry not, this guide’s here to help.<p>All day, every day, we are faced with an onslaught of decisions both small and large. It’s hard work. Naturally, we often seek help to quell the …

Will Power

How to become a master of your time

When you’re managing your time well, important work gets done ahead of schedule, your teammates feel like they can rely on you, and you can feel good …