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An introduction to data, part 1: Data and the well-informed leader

There was a time when organizations could be led by intelligence and intuition alone. Today, if your intuition isn't directing you to investigate the data underlying any critical decisions, it may be doing you a disservice. Data is not a magic wand, nor is it a crystal ball. It is a tool to challenge and… Read More

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Where do I start when it comes to doing effective Impact Measurement?

Everything we read or hear about in the social service sector these days is filled with references to “impact” in some way. We can barely turn around and we’re confronted with admonitions about how we must do this or that to create greater impact. But a person can go to ridiculous lengths searching for a… Read More

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Communication Strategies For Your Next CRM Implementation

It’s 4:30 PM and you are sitting at your desk when your phone buzzes. You’ve received a message from a loving spouse or a good friend which makes your eyes narrow and your lips purse in annoyance: “What do you want to do for dinner?” After you’ve calmed yourself, you come up with the clever… Read More

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Fostering public-private workforce development partnerships through technology

If you spent any time watching either of the recent political nominating conventions, you probably heard someone talking about needing to create more jobs. While job creation is good and necessary, just as important is developing workers with the skills and knowledge to fill those jobs. Workforce development is an essential practice to help ensure… Read More

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Resources for those new to the world of nonprofits

I’m going to be upfront with you here. When it comes to nonprofits, I do not know what I’m talking about. Just take a look at my search history. You see? I’m pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff. Well, that is, I was clueless. After graduating college this June, I joined thedatabank, gbc… Read More