Organizational Development

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Agility at Work

There are different ways to be emotionally intelligent, and different situations call on us to be “agile” in our emotional intelligence, i.e. adapting to the social or emotional situation to solve the problem at hand. But sometimes we reach for the same responses out of habit, even when the situation begs us to rethink our approach. This type of reaction leaves people and organizations resistant and unprepared to solve the dynamic and diverse challenges that come our way.

Steady and Forward Leadership in Times of Change

As President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber, Adrienne Cole represents one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. by leading an 1,800 member regional business organization focused on economic development, regional mobility, government affairs, business support and community engagement. Adrienne will share an introduction to the Raleigh Chamber, her leadership philosophy, lessons learned from Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity initiatives, the impact of the global pandemic, trying new things and moving forward during times of change.

Recording length: 44 minutes

Looking Ahead: Nonprofit Fundraising and Development

Alyson Stoffer, Director of Development, TLC and President, AFP Triangle

Eight months ago, I became a new director of development. The timing was great. I had a month and a half under my belt at the beginning of a pandemic where the next days and months were certain and manageable. Just in time to start putting together my first budget, inclusive of what to do about our organization’s largest source of philanthropic dollars: in-person events. Everything was fine.

Sustainable Long-Term Fundraising with Planned Giving Programs

Planned giving programs can be a sustainable long-term component of your nonprofit's fundraising strategy. But with a confusing array of jargon – charitable gift annuities (CGAs), charitable remainder annuity trusts (CRATs), actuarial determination, and so on – knowing where to start is daunting. Below are resources explaining the types of planned giving programs, how to market planned giving, and sample appeal letters to get your organization on the path to fundraising for the long-term.

 

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Planning for the Lost Horizon

Kathy Ridge, Founder and CEO, LevRidge Resources, LLC

We now know a single vaccine will not instantly obliterate the COVID virus. Instead, we must depend on personal behaviors, along with contact tracing and vaccines, to decrease infection rates. As organizations face an unknown future, how do we plan, prepare, and organize for the ‘lost horizon’ that is 2021 and the post-virus world?

You don’t need a new strategic plan – you need a short-term business plan based on what you do know to get through the next 18 months and develop more resiliency.

Nonprofit Leadership Hacks: Practical Tips on Fundraising, Board and Staff Management, and Self-Care

Nonprofit leaders often tout their own accomplishments and capabilities and those of the teams and organizations they lead. Rarely do they openly share their lessons learned, especially since many of them come from failures and setbacks – painful experiences that they try to keep hidden from public view, and even from themselves.

How to Have a Good Fight!

Do you know how to argue in the right way? Conflict in the workplace is natural – even necessary. Colleagues who challenge one another’s thinking tend to consider a richer range of options, which ultimately leads to better business decisions. This webinar, based on research by Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Jean L. Kahwayjy, and L.J. Bourgeois published in Harvard Business Review, reveals the six tactics managers can use to ensure that healthy conflict doesn’t turn personal and unproductive, focusing on conflict, decision-making, leadership, and managing people.

Surviving the New Reality: 5 Keys for Nonprofits to Adapt and Thrive in a COVID World

COVID-19 is not going away quickly. Some form of social distancing will likely be with us through at least year-end. How can your organization adapt to this new reality and not only survive but thrive in 2020, emerging stronger with more capacity to act on your mission and raise the revenue you need? This training is especially appropriate for executive teams.

 

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