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Why is change so hard?

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Change is never easy. Change is a bumpy process. Change is uncomfortable. And it create problems. But why is change so hard?  


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Why is change so hard?  Here is a good article on change, transition and leadership which can be applied to any workplace or volunteer community.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 3, 2014 9:46 AM

(From the article): People go through the phases of transition at their own pace, not necessarily at the pace of others or the pace of an organization. It is important for people to be supported throughout each phase.

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Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
'Girl Scouts is for every girl,' says a troop leader, who's looking for new donations to recoup the lost funds.
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#Leadership from the Girl Scouts.  

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Voluntourism and Cambodian Orphanages

Voluntourism and Cambodian Orphanages | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
As we waited at Siem Reap airport for our flight to Bangkok a few days ago, I overheard American tourists on their phones telling friends back home about their Asian adventures. A highlight of thei...
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As westerners enjoy the "highlight" of visiting an orphanage abroad, these institutions have negative effects on the children, and their communities.

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President Obama Announces Increasing Support for Youth and Women Entrepreneurs

President Obama Announces Increasing Support for Youth and Women Entrepreneurs | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
Today, as global entrepreneurs gathered for an event at the White House, President Obama announced several steps to increase support for emerging entrepreneurs here in the United States and around the world.  First, the President made investing in women and youth entrepreneurs the top priority for his Administration’s global entrepreneur
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The President's new entrepreneurship initiative has important implications for social entrepreneurs as well, with several social enterprises participating in the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE).

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NFL gives up tax exempt status, chooses to file as a taxable entity

NFL gives up tax exempt status, chooses to file as a taxable entity | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
NFL will no longer have league offices file as a not-for-profit organization, which will mean it no longer has to disclose commissioner's salary.
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Big news in the #nonprofit sector, the NFL gives up its tax exempt status.

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Denver social enterprise "Women's Bean"

Denver social enterprise "Women's Bean" | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — The workers measuring out dry beans and fragrant spices at a Denver manufacturing plant aren't just assembling soup mixes sold in 500 stores in 40 states.
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The Fortune of For-Profit Schools Falling

The Fortune of For-Profit Schools Falling | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
Apollo Education Group, parent company of The University of Phoenix announced bad earnings Wednesday. Enrollment is half of what it was 5 years ago. The stock fell over 20%.
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There are reasons that for-profits aren't always the best/optimal solutions in creating public goods.

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Michelle Obama Promotes Girls' Education in Cambodia - NBC News

Michelle Obama Promotes Girls' Education in Cambodia - NBC News | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
The first lady's five-day trip is designed to promote the education of girls in Cambodia.
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High Self-Awareness, Which We Aren't Good At, Leads to Better Team Performance

High Self-Awareness, Which We Aren't Good At, Leads to Better Team Performance | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
And it’s hurting our teams.
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New research shows that even though organizations spend millions making their employees conduct self-awareness tests and drills, they're only getting half the equation.

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The "Most Offensive Charity Ad" is certainly deserving.

The "Most Offensive Charity Ad" is certainly deserving. | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
The Rusty Radiator Awards highlight the dim, patronizing worldviews of some international aid organizations.
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Hideous, the "Most Offensive Charity Ad" goes to South African charity Feed A Child.

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Sierra Club Using Analytics to Improve Supporter Relations

Sierra Club Using Analytics to Improve Supporter Relations | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
The Sierra Club, an important and popular environmental organization, turned to CRM and advanced analytics capabilities to improve interactions with supporters.
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Small non-profit groups losing property-tax exemptions in first wave of county's review

Small non-profit groups losing property-tax exemptions in first wave of county's review | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
Honey Leon did not want to open the envelope she got in the mail. “Oh, boy. Here’s the tax bill,” she said recently as she slowly opened the combined bill from city, schools and library for the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center at 6328 Forbes Ave. She was stressed to see the bill was for $5,400, and did not include the 80 percent tax exemption — the county found that 20 percent of the building is home to a caretaker and taxable — Mrs. Leon fought for last year after the county asked the org
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This is an ongoing trend around the country... governments trying to realize tax revenue from tax-exempt organizations.  For small nonprofits, this might be a deal-breaker.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.
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Hmmmm.  Just a new way to package charitable giving, or is there something to this?

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Fracking company teams up with Susan G. Komen, introduces pink drill bits “for the cure”

Fracking company teams up with Susan G. Komen, introduces pink drill bits “for the cure” | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
Pinkwashing hits a new low
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Legitimate way to raise funds, or over the top "pink washing"?

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Philanthropy finally surpasses pre-recession levels

Philanthropy finally surpasses pre-recession levels | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
SEATTLE — Charitable giving in the United States has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time in seven years, according to a national organization that tracks the generosity of Americans. Americans gave an estimated $358 billion to charity in 2014, about $47 billion more than they gave in 2007, the previous peak of charitable giving in the United States. Last year marked the fifth year of increased giving, but the chairman of the Giving USA foundation said charities had not expected to reach pre-recession levels for a few more years. “We know as the economy improved, things would get better. We were just not sure what that point would be,” said Keith Curtis, chairman of the Giving USA Foundation. In 2014, giving increased from individuals, corporations, foundation and bequests, according to the Giving USA report, which was released Tuesday.
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New report from @GivingUSA shows charitable giving in the US finally surpassing pre-recession levels, to $358B in 2014.

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Four cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 Million

Four cancer charities bilked donors out of $187 Million | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities conned donors out of $187 million and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.
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Every time there is a scandal, it unfortunately reduces the trust of the nonprofit sector.  Here's hoping that bad actors pay their donors back!

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Pitch for support, in Spanish and offering recognition, scores for nonprofit | Around the O

Pitch for support, in Spanish and offering recognition, scores for nonprofit | Around the O | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
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My research on the cross-cultural effects of image motivation (a promise of acknowledging a gift) on charitable giving.

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NRA Violating Federal Election Laws? A "Shell Game"

NRA Violating Federal Election Laws?  A "Shell Game" | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
The National Rifle Association raises millions of dollars in donations, but the way these are solicited and handled seems to violate key provisions of both tax law and the Federal Election Campaign Act, according to some of the nation's top experts on these statutes. Contributions to the association's lobbying arm wound up subsidizing its campaign efforts, violating rules meant to protect the public from misleading solicitations.
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Did the NRA break the law?  If this facts in this story check out, yes, clearly, and often.

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Recognition and Cross-Cultural Communications as Motivators for Charitable Giving

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My new paper at NVSQ - Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  Using a randomized, controlled field experiment, I show that a promise of recognition is a significant determinant of participation in a fundraising scheme, but only for one group.  Results also indicated that Spanish speakers who received the appeal in Spanish were nearly twice as likely to respond as everyone else (those who received the English appeal).

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Another transparency and funding controversy: This one across the Pondin tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse

Another transparency and funding controversy: This one across the Pondin tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s flagship Big Society Network is being investigated by the Charity Commission over allegations that it misused government funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors – including a Tory donor.

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Clinton Foundation Haiti project raised millions, but may favor elites

Clinton Foundation Haiti project raised millions, but may favor elites | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
Former first couple have helped raise millions for post-quake development, but some say the projects favor elites.
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Nonprofit bilks U.S. government for $1million

Nonprofit bilks U.S. government for $1million | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
International Relief and Development took workers to a posh Pennsylvania resort with a spa and open bar.
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Maine effort to tax nonprofits raises eyebrows across the US

Maine effort to tax nonprofits raises eyebrows across the US | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Nonprofit organizations across the country are closely watching Maine as it considers becoming the first state to impose property taxes on hospitals, private colleges and summer camps under a plan being pushed by Gov. Paul LePage.
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Ongoing trends to tap into previously tax-exempt funds @yahoonews

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The Philanthropy 50: America’s Most Generous Donors

The Philanthropy 50: America’s Most Generous Donors | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
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The annual list of Very Big Donors just came out.

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A Donation-With-Purchase Might Not Be Best Way to Support a Charity - Consumer Reports

A Donation-With-Purchase Might Not Be Best Way to Support a Charity - Consumer Reports | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
A donation-with-purchase might not be the best way to support a charity, Consumer Reports says.
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Self Destruction: Komen and the Pink Fracking Drill Head

Self Destruction: Komen and the Pink Fracking Drill Head | Nonprofit Management and Leadership | Scoop.it
Susan G. Komen has proven itself to be tone deaf where its constituency is concerned, and its new alliance may raise questions among even the most devoted.
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More on the Fracking-Komen partnership.

 

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