A “Shark Tank” Inspired Model for Motivating Staff and Investing in Community

Tennyson-Tank1.jpgThis year the Tennyson Center for Children, a local Colorado nonprofit that serves children, launched a new initiative based on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.” 

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Hoop Dreams: Communicating with Spanish Speakers

LydiaHooper_Spanishspeakersblog.pngDear Hoop Dreams,

Our nonprofit wants to share information about our programs with Latino individuals. In addition to translating text into Spanish, how else do you suggest we tailor our materials for this audience?

Lost In Translation

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Hoop Dreams: 9 Nonprofit Marketing Must-Haves

Engagement.pngNonprofits often believe that because they don’t sell products, marketing doesn’t need to be a priority. But nonprofits do provide services, and because services are relational, building relationships should be job number one.

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Working Smarter, Not Harder: Tricks to Help You be Your Most Productive Self in 8 hours or Less

Working-smarter.jpgLet’s face it; most companies these days are on a budget. You have to do more in your work week even though your days aren’t getting longer. You’re the assistant, the researcher and the project manager. The struggle is real!  

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Hoop Dreams: Using Storytelling to Advance your Nonprofit’s Mission

LydiaHooper_blogsketch_Feb2017.pngIn recent years, the power and popularity of storytelling has become commonplace. From TED talks to the rise of podcasts and online videos, more and more we are seeking and finding experiences that remind us of this most basic element of culture.

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Maximize Productivity in the New Year by Aligning Time Around Priorities

By Sarah Krivel

The New Year represents a time for setting goals, aligning priorities and establishing good habits for the year ahead. There's no better way to reach goals than by finding ways to do more with your working hours. Simple changes can go a long way to reducing stress and achieving more. Here are three practices to get into right away to maximize productivity by using your time in the best way possible.

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Petition Power: Using Petitions to Grow Your Donor Base

Growing-donors.jpgNonprofits always need new donors that are passionate about their cause. Print ads and television spots can be very pricey. What are some ways that nonprofits can affordably increase their donor email list? One way is using an online petition.

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Unsolicited Advice on Graduate School

Trinity-graduate-school.jpgIn today’s workforce, it sometimes seems like a master’s degree is the only way to get an edge and to snag your dream job. Here are a few more tidbits to consider as you make your decision.

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What Your Math Homework Taught You About Nonprofit Evaluation

Evaluation.jpgDoes the word “evaluation” make you a little nervous? Then we have some good news for you: you already know how to evaluate!

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YNPN Alumni Series: Alyssa Kopf- VP of Strategic Services, The Denver Foundation

Alyssa joined YNPN Denver because it provided her with an opportunity to network with many  professionals who inspired her and earned her respect during a pivotal time in her career. She advised, “Your late 20’s and early 30’s are such a critical time in your career. You stop simply working, and you start to become more strategic and think about the direction you want your career to take.”


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