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What Makes a True Leader

In a recent article in Inc.com, author Marcel Schwantes reveals the key leadership skills that he has identified as common among successful leaders.

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The Salary Question

It was once a part of most interviews: the “salary question.” Candidates tried to give the right answer. But times are changing.

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Making Lasting Volunteer Connections

Many nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers to share their missions, support the work of the staff and solidify community connections. Yet, volunteer retention is not always a priority. 

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Clearing the Inbox

If you’re one of those people whose unread messages spiral ever higher, Inc. magazine offers some valuable tips for people looking to get those inboxes back in line.

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The End-of-Year Donation Push

The end of the year is quickly approaching. It is an important moment for organizations to think hard about how to secure those last minute donations. NonProfit Pro offered some important tips for thinking about these remaining December days.

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Maximizing End-of-Year Giving

December is one of the most important months for nonprofits. It’s also a time when the pace quickens and the workload is sometimes overwhelming. In “5 Things Smart Fundraisers Do in December,” Gail Perry gives some tips on how to manage the month effectively. 

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