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Wine on One- Gift Giving in the Nonprofit Office

Wine on One- Gift Giving in the Nonprofit Office

December 13, 2016

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas... and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and so many other holidays! What's the right protocol for giving gifts in the office. Should you give your boss a gift? What about your office BFF? The mean cube dweller in Finance?

Marjorie and Natalie pulled out a big bottle of wine to tackle this often controversial and landmine frought topic.

And yes, please buy us presents... red please.  

 

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Through the Ranks- Becoming the Boss after Being a Peer with Katie Rahn

Through the Ranks- Becoming the Boss after Being a Peer with Katie Rahn

November 15, 2016

Imagine this, you’re toiling away at your career, you’re putting in the time, making the sacrifices and it finally happens.  You get the top job!

Suddenly you go from being one of the gang to The Man. You’re learning management and leadership all under the watchful eye of the people who you once went to Happy Hour with. 

Today’s guest, Katie Rahn of the South Side Early Childhood Center has been there and shares her tips for anyone getting ready to take on this tough transition. 

Find Katie's organization at https://www.southside-ecc.org/.  You can contact Katie at krahn@southside-ecc.org/

 

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Wine on One 5- Savoring Your Staff Meetings

Wine on One 5- Savoring Your Staff Meetings

November 8, 2016

Done wrong, a staff meeting can be a colossal waste of time, but done right, staff meetings can optimize operations across the organization.  Natalie and Marjorie sat down with a bottle of wine to dissect the perfect staff meeting in the latest Wine on One. 

Magical Nonprofit Unicorn Vu Le

Magical Nonprofit Unicorn Vu Le

October 25, 2016

They say never meet your heroes, but we did and we're even more impressed! 

Vu Le is the writer behind Nonprofit with Balls, a nonprofit humor blog taking the sector by storm.  He fights nonprofit inferiority complexes each and everyday as the founder of the Nonprofit Happy Hour and ED Happy Hour Facebook groups. He speaks to and inspires groups nationwide about fakequity, cooperation, and the importance of remembering nonprofits have the most attractive professionals across all sectors.  In his spare time, he runs the organization that he founded, Rainier Valley Corps, which trains emerging leaders of color in the Seattle area.
We sat down with Vu behind the scenes of the Network for Strong Communities' Momentum Conference where we talked about the blog, life in nonprofits, and made Vu pick a side between the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.  
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Wine on One- Interviewing at a Nonprofit

Wine on One- Interviewing at a Nonprofit

October 13, 2016

Interviewing can be a stressful experience, but Marjorie and Natalie sat down with a glass of wine to tell you how to get through it stress free!  


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Managing Change

Managing Change

October 4, 2016

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  In the spirit of that concept, we know as nonprofit leaders that change is inevitable – and it’s necessary for not only our mission’s survival but also for our success as an organization.  But people fear change.  And the best way to make progress as a leader is to tackle head on what we fear the most.

Why We Don't Like Change from the Huffington Post


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Super Supervisors

Super Supervisors

September 20, 2016

Working at a nonprofit isn't unicorns and rainbows everyday! Supervising nonprofit employees takes extra finesse to navigate the world of low pay, varied benefits and all nighters on grant applications.  Marjorie and Natalie share their tips and tricks from their years in the trenches and offer up advice for the new front line supervisor to the seasoned leader.  

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Wine on One- Bursting Out of Burnout

Wine on One- Bursting Out of Burnout

September 2, 2016

That time Marjorie and Natalie got a bottle of wine... 

In our first Wine on One episode where we tackle questions from our listeners... and ourselves, we talk about how we combat burnout in ourselves and with our staffs.  Marjorie has a two night rule that's definitely a keeper!

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Making the First 100 Days on the Job Awesome

Making the First 100 Days on the Job Awesome

August 26, 2016

The first 100 days of an executive director’s job can be crucial. Missteps made by the Executive, the board and the staff can reverberate through the organization and take years to correct. Today we are going to look at some tips to help EDs and Boards navigate those first 100 days.  Spoiler, it's not just the ED's job to make sure it goes well!

Resources

Your First 30 Days as a Nonprofit Executive Director from Joan Garry 

The Nonprofit ED’s First 100 Days from Nonprofit Quarterly 

Top 9 Priorities for Your First Month as a New Executive Director 

Getting a New Executive Director Off to the Right Start From BoardCafe  

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Onboarding and Supporting a New CEO from Bridgespan 

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