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28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to …

Employment

How the 2018 tax law INCREASES charitable giving deductions

You probably already know what is bad about the new tax law for charitable deductions. A higher standard deduction means fewer itemizers. …

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

This Grantmaking Pyramid Strategy Ensures That Nonprofits Won’t Topple

Too many philanthropic grants focus on expanding new programs at the expense of nonprofits’ internal structure and stability, but a new initiative is looking to put the focus on building organizational strength from the ground up.<p>In 2005, one of the seemingly most successful nonprofits in the …

‘Venmo Us!’ Why more charities may soon be asking for your money with this app

Like many once-angsty teenagers, I rarely pay attention to communications from my high school. But a couple of weeks ago, a missive from the …

Capital, Equity, and Looking at Nonprofits as Enterprises

Share34<p>Tweet15<p>Email<p>Share<p>49 Shares<p>“APPLE OF MY EYE” BY GRAY JACOBIK WWW.GRAYJACOBIKARTIST.COM<p><b>Editors’ note:</b> NPQ <i>considers the practice described here</i> …

The Anatomy of a Multichannel Welcome Series for Nonprofits (and Others)

Donor retention is top-of-mind for nonprofit marketing professionals. And rightly so. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, donor …

Tired of big companies using your data for profit? Use yours for good

A new startup wants to help you transform the simple, everyday task of shopping online into social good.<p>Data Does Good, a company founded by two …

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.<p>We can all spot a great employee: she's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader, and a great follower. She brings a wide variety of easily defined--but hard to find--skills to the …

5 Deadly Meeting Mistakes And How To Fix Them

The hot-shot product manager burst into the conference room ten minutes late.<p>“Sorry guys, I’m on ‘marketing time.’”<p>The six of us already in the room had been waiting on him to start the meeting. Six people, times 10 minutes each, equals a full hour of wasted time.<p>There was a standing joke in the …

The arts are not a flower | Rachel Goslins | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

What the Nonprofit Sector Needs to Reach Its Full Potential

The nonprofit sector has limbs. It has fingers that reach into the most neglected corners of society, forearms that lead large national chapter and affiliate organizations, legs made up of the nation’s foundations and massive individual donor base that fund it and help it to move. It has blood …

No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day — Here's What It Is

Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration that has become synonymous with margaritas, <i>cervezas</i> (beer) and the occasional controversy. But we found most people don't know the real story behind this holiday.<p>So here are five facts that will probably surprise you about …

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Democracies end<p>when they are too democratic.<p>And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.<p>Illustration by Zohar Lazar<p>As this dystopian …

Political Science

Elizabeth Warren Wants Your Tax Return to Take 5 Minutes to Do

Image source: Pixabay.<p>If you're at all familiar with Elizabeth Warren, you know she's a senator with a keen interest in protecting consumers financially. She was the driving force behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a relatively new government agency that"works to make sure that …

This List Of Top Paying US Companies Is What Is Driving Income Inequality

We all seem to generally agree that US income inequality is rising. There’s rather more argument about why it is rising. There’re various culprits blamed: technological change, globalisation, perhaps just the sheer greed of corporate CEOs. The more information we get about the details the more it …

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Leadership

Kentucky Bourbon Cake Recipe

<i>This Kentucky bourbon cake is the real deal, an authentic Southern recipe classic. It’s much like a pound cake given its obscene amount of butter and</i> …

Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable …

This Is What the Founding Fathers Thought About Confirming Supreme Court Nominees

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

10 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 10 Years

Avoid these bad moves.<p>Life is full of financial decisions, some simple, some complex, but all with the potential to make a real impact on your life. …

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all

<b>Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits.</b><p>Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry.<p>But …

Forestry