How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

Tooting-horn.jpgIt feels awkward to talk about yourself, but being able to tout your accomplishments is necessary in many situations like justifying a pay increase, asking for a promotion, or interviewing for a new job. On the other hand, no one likes talking to someone that sounds self-righteous or big headed. So where’s the balance?


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A Time for Reflection: The Year in Review


I know that no one likes to review their year until New Year’s, when they are making the unlikely-to-happen resolutions, and maybe not even then. But this year, we should all review our year a little early, before the holidays put a golden (or gloomy) haze on our year.


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How Would You Like to Stop Time?

time-wasting.jpgSometimes I wish that I could slow down time. There is always too much to do, and rarely enough time to get everything done. I constantly have this nagging anxious feeling that I am somehow missing something, and it drives me crazy! Despite the hectic day-to-day routine between serving on two nonprofit boards and trying to advance my career, I have found a few things that have helped me to slow down.


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The Art of Data Visualization Event: Key Messages



We are constantly bombarded with messages from billboards, social media, and even from within our nonprofits. There is so much information coming at us at all times. When working in a chaotic atmosphere such as a nonprofit, how do we create messages that stick? How do we create an impactful message that moves people from a lack of understanding to informed about issues we combat, and then make them move on it?


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Visualizing Data: A Nonprofit Guide for Using Infographics


YNPN recently hosted a professional development event this week which focused on The Art of Visualizing Data, so we thought it would be helpful to share a primer on transforming data into infographics. Visual guides are important tools that nonprofits can and should use to make complex data eye-catching. For example, they help to illustrate how an organization is making an impact in a positive way or to demonstrate how critical your particular cause is globally.


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