The Perks of Having an Office (With a Door)

study-listening-to-music-improves-accuracy-Ron-Burgundy.jpgMusic has been an essential component of every job I have had, whether working in a grocery store, kitchen, quick lube oil change place, catering company, bar, liquor store, university, halloween super store, or nonprofit. Many of those jobs demanded I listen to music – music that pumped relentlessly through tiny overhead speakers, music that was often pre-selected or work appropriate.

 

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Elevate Profile: An Interview with Katie Huey

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The 2016 YNPN Denver Elevate applications are now open until July 15th! This profile gives you a snapshot into the life of one of our Elevate graduates.

 

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When the Inevitable Shit Hits the Fan

Danger-Sign.jpgShit. Here we go. I can’t believe they just left like that. I can’t believe we listened to them. How could we have made that decision? it was clearly taking us down the wrong path. We’ve strayed from our mission. How can we serve when we can’t even work together?

 

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Things We Should Saw More Often in the Workplace

Word-bubbles.jpgMany people are positive, uplifting, maybe even upbeat, but do they display those qualities at work? Things go wrong, clients get upset, or our beloved technology fails us and our normally cheerful attitudes become less than positive. We are only human… however, I am making the argument that providing encouragement to co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates is more important than we think, especially during challenging moments.

 

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In Case You Missed It: Engaging Volunteers

Jaclyn-Wilmot.jpgJaclyn Wilmot, who has over 13 years of experience in volunteer engagement, spoke at the last YNPN Professional Growth Event, Engaging Skilled Volunteers at Your Nonprofit. In case you missed it, or need a reminder, here are some of the things she taught us.

 

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