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Sustainability is about Impact! The Double Bottom Line > Letting Go to Let Come

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"It's the double bottom line, baby!  ESPECIALLY if you are in non-profit leadership today."

  

I just heard Jeanne Bell, CEO and author of NonProfit Sustainability talk honestly about the double bottom line in her own business as well as in her consulting engagements.  Her fresh, tested perspective rings true.

  

In a nutshell:

  

...in the mythic past it was possible to think first about strategic impact goals, and then about how to raise the money. ...today...you can't talk about what you're going to do without talking about how to get the money. And, you can't talk about how to get money without talking about what you're going to do.    _______________________
  
Cultivate direction, identify sacred cows. Name it. CHANGE it. _______________________      Here are some gems from her presentation today in Flint, Michigan as well as a great Scooped article by her.  Flint is an appropriate setting; it's a place that has seen hard times and where the BEST Funders Collaborative brings in stellar talent to keep non-profits doing what they do best.       Declare change as constant. Model change by turning down money not headed in the right direction.  We have some agency over this – don’t have to jump to funders. " Cultivate direction, identify sacred cows. Name it. CHANGE it. Use good tools, frameworks. DO NOT confuse strategy and planning.    _______________________
     What is sustainable today may be unsustainable tomorrow. _______________________             Excerpted gems from the article:     If the financial goal in a for-profit company is to maximize profit, should our goal as a nonprofit be to have $0 profit? Or should the goal be to grow an endowment of $10 million, or to have a surplus of 5%, or a deficit of no more than $50,000?       The financial goal of a nonprofit is to ensure that it has adequate working capital; that is, its financial goal is to have enough money to do its work over the long term. Today we often use the term sustainability...        What is sustainable today may be unsustainable tomorrow. ...We never arrive at a mix of programs and revenue streams that can be described as permanently sustainable. But we can always be heading in the right direction.        Photo above:  Jeanne Bell, Steve Zimmerman and Jan Masaoka (left to right in photo) are all former nonprofit CFOs and they all appreciate the environmental aspects of sustainability as well. Jeanne is now CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.     Read more here.        Now I'm hearing Paul Saginaw, co-founder of the very successful Zingermans community of businesses in Ann Arbor talk about founding Food Gatherers, feeding the hungry in Ann Arbor.  Quite the point.
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How to create Content to increase user engagement and information retention

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Here's how you can use Interactive Content to increase engagement and information retention. The Must Read ultimate guide to creating better engaging Presentations and communicate better with your audience.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:43 AM

Integrate  visual components to support your content  to increase engagement and information retention.

 
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Not UX per se, but very interesting and quite applicable!

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Where are university websites hiding all their research?

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Are UK universities doing enough to make research accessible to students, funders and the public? Claire Shaw reports

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Courage Julius Logah's curator insight, January 25, 2013 1:06 AM

This is so true about Africa as well. At a recent Science Communication Course organized by #DRUSSA in ACCRA, we searched the participating Universities sites for completed and on-going research. It was very disappointing because though there were some news items on research, it was difficult to tell what research was currently going or had been completed recenly. It was agreed that most of the Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa needed to take a second look at their website with the aim of enhancing their research information output on it, to make it more accessible to students, funders and the public.

Uhawenimana Thierry Claudien's comment, March 22, 2013 1:26 AM
There is a need to inform researchers on the benefits of communicating their researches. In most cases, the researchers have a mindset of keeping their things to themselves!
Uhawenimana Thierry Claudien's comment, March 22, 2013 1:26 AM
There is a need to inform researchers on the benefits of communicating their researches. In most cases, the researchers have a mindset of keeping their things to themselves!
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ITU and Google face off at Dubai conference over future of the internet

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The battle lines are drawn for an east v west showdown at a UN conference on telecoms regulation starting on Monday.


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I'm going to write this when we have to write our own poems in English.

Razor blade razor blade, cut my skin
Razor blade razor blade, you cut deeper than a pin
Razor blade razor blade, take away my pain
Razor blade razor blade, don’t leave a blood stain.
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Knowledge mobilisers: putting research into practice (and policy)

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Maximising the impact of research on society depends on universities brokering the right partnerships with public policy, says David Phipps – and Canada is leading the way...


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Who wants to build research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa ...

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To shift from my slightly flippant tone to a more serious review, I offer a few examples of initiatives aimed specifically at building research capacity in Africa – most which focus on sub-Saharan countries: The African Research Capacity Initiative...

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Goodnight Quotes to Husband - Promise Me to Sleep Tight

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Goodnight Quotes - Promise To Sleep Tight. Promise Me to Sleep Tight. While Realizing and Believing There Will Always Be Love From Me to You and. You to Me in Your Sleep, In your Dreams and. When You Open Your Candy-Eyes.
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Be Irresistible - A Date He Will Never Forget

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What Men Secretly Want: http://t.co/lZ2jsnPD...
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Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up.
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LUV

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Courage Julius Logah's comment, May 16, 2013 1:11 AM
Yup yup....that is where you find out that all the dumb stuff in life equals loads loads of shared happiness.
Christina Lee's comment, May 23, 2013 9:32 AM
I luv the definition!
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What is love?

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Where are you - The Agony of Love - Love Hurts Poems

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Love is a special gift, but when one loses sight of whom he used to love, he becomes blind to the tears she cries for him.
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a quote by Taylor Swift

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Love is a ruthless game,unless you play it good and right.
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Sustainability is about Impact! The Double Bottom Line > Letting Go to Let Come

Sustainability is about Impact!  The Double Bottom Line > Letting Go to Let Come | Poetry and Creative writing | Scoop.it

"It's the double bottom line, baby!  ESPECIALLY if you are in non-profit leadership today."

  

I just heard Jeanne Bell, CEO and author of NonProfit Sustainability talk honestly about the double bottom line in her own business as well as in her consulting engagements.  Her fresh, tested perspective rings true.

  

In a nutshell:

  

...in the mythic past it was possible to think first about strategic impact goals, and then about how to raise the money. ...today...you can't talk about what you're going to do without talking about how to get the money. And, you can't talk about how to get money without talking about what you're going to do.    _______________________
  
Cultivate direction, identify sacred cows. Name it. CHANGE it. _______________________      Here are some gems from her presentation today in Flint, Michigan as well as a great Scooped article by her.  Flint is an appropriate setting; it's a place that has seen hard times and where the BEST Funders Collaborative brings in stellar talent to keep non-profits doing what they do best.       Declare change as constant. Model change by turning down money not headed in the right direction.  We have some agency over this – don’t have to jump to funders. " Cultivate direction, identify sacred cows. Name it. CHANGE it. Use good tools, frameworks. DO NOT confuse strategy and planning.    _______________________
     What is sustainable today may be unsustainable tomorrow. _______________________             Excerpted gems from the article:     If the financial goal in a for-profit company is to maximize profit, should our goal as a nonprofit be to have $0 profit? Or should the goal be to grow an endowment of $10 million, or to have a surplus of 5%, or a deficit of no more than $50,000?       The financial goal of a nonprofit is to ensure that it has adequate working capital; that is, its financial goal is to have enough money to do its work over the long term. Today we often use the term sustainability...        What is sustainable today may be unsustainable tomorrow. ...We never arrive at a mix of programs and revenue streams that can be described as permanently sustainable. But we can always be heading in the right direction.        Photo above:  Jeanne Bell, Steve Zimmerman and Jan Masaoka (left to right in photo) are all former nonprofit CFOs and they all appreciate the environmental aspects of sustainability as well. Jeanne is now CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.     Read more here.        Now I'm hearing Paul Saginaw, co-founder of the very successful Zingermans community of businesses in Ann Arbor talk about founding Food Gatherers, feeding the hungry in Ann Arbor.  Quite the point.
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Women scientists in sub-Saharan Africa set to recieve millions in funding

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$19m funding to equip more women agricultural scientists in 11 sub-Saharan African countries


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Four Poems for Autumn - Huffington Post

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Four Poems for AutumnHuffington PostWhile poets traditionally see spring as a symbol of rebirth and renewal, the fall calls up thoughts of the harvest and, more depressingly, the approaching winter.
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The Silent Lake & 2 Other Poems

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THE SILENT LAKE The silent lake is all around And far away I see the ground The blue of water fills my heart Just like a lovely work of art.
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my-teen-quote: Love quotes/gifs? This blog is...

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my-teen-quote: “ Love quotes/gifs? This blog is just what you need!
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Surviving Schizophrenia : A Voice From the Grave: Bob Crew: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

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