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Preserving the "I don't know" within big data

My main concern with an increasing reliance on big data is that the space for possibility and the need for control or certainty too often operate in an inverse relationship. In international aid and philanthropy, our work is often focused on unanswered questions. But are some unanswerable questions?…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 28, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Need Pro Bono? Start with "Why"

Tomorrow I have the privilege of serving as the keynote speaker at the Youth, I.N.C. 2013 Venture Forward Conference in New York City.  In preparing my remarks, I’ve been thinking about how pro bono is ultimately not about getting a “wish list” deliverable, but rather, solving an underlying organizational need.

I remember well the first time I went to Taproot Foundation for help when I was serving as the Executive Director of Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) in Chicago.  My first…


Added by Taproot Foundation on May 24, 2013 at 1:24am — No Comments

My Personal Safety Quotes:


Over the years I have come up with several of my own safety and leadership quotations that I have used in either in conferences, meetings or training sessions.  Sometimes you can say just a few words and the message sticks with people for the rest of their lives.   I have put below a few of my favourites that I have had success with when trying to make people accept their responsibilities and become leaders.



Added by Wayne Harris on May 23, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments

Confirmed speaker update! Robin Cornelius, Mark Foster, Mohan Munasinghe and many more to attend Zermatt Summit in June

Invitation to Participate in the upcoming Zermatt Summit 2013

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

You are invited to join a select group of economic, business and political decision-makers to take an active part of the fourth edition of the Zermatt Summit, from the 20th to the 21st June 2013 on the theme of Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners.

We are proud to announce the confirmation to speak of:…


Added by Jacqui Manini on May 21, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

7 things you need to speak truth to power

Financial mismanagement. Lay-offs of local and international staff. Inappropriate conduct by leadership. Finally, a visit planned from headquarters to see what’s going on. What do you do?

A superior continues to make passes at you. You find out you’re paid less than someone doing your exact same job. Someone takes undue credit for work you did.

The rules don’t…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 16, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Catchafire & Taproot Share Best Practices for Pro Bono

On the heels of the Taproot Foundation Global Pro Bono Summit, Rachael Chong, CEO and Founder, Catchafire and Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation realized that between them, their organizations have completed thousands of nonprofit pro bono engagements. What have they learned over the past 10+ years? Watch this informal chat, where Rachael and Aaron cover topics like the best ways to approach nonprofits about the value of pro bono and how pro bono enables organizations to…


Added by Taproot Foundation on May 15, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows the U.S. Had Nearly 750,000 Clean Job Openings in First Quarter of 2013

National findings include growth in the solar industry, along with an increase in alternative fueling stations and LEED certifications

Ecotech Institute today released new data from its Clean Jobs Index, which aggregates all the available clean jobs in the U.S. The Index found that there were 749,197 clean jobs posted across the United States between January 1, 2013, and March 31,…


Added by Molly Koch on May 13, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Must vulnerability lead to dependency?

Helping professions, by design, were meant to be some kind of temporary relief to people who are in positions of vulnerability. In my field of social work, we employ an empowerment approach in the intervention process, such that we intend for individuals receiving welfare support to be better off than before they were enrolled.  This is the very reason I fell in love with the profession and daily why I look for ways of to improve the lives of individuals and families.…


Added by Clement N Dlamini on May 13, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

How are you being a disruptive influence for good?

I vividly remember the fear of going home one day when I was 15 with a school report card that was dominated by the same words from most teachers “Ian is a disruptive influence in class.”  My father, well known for doing good, exclaimed “I don’t know why you can’t be a disruptive influence for good!”  Seed planted.

It took awhile for the seed to grow and quite awhile longer for me to nurture it until it…


Added by Ian Berry on May 12, 2013 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Why Hire People with Nonprofit Experience?

There are plenty of reasons employees jump from nonprofits to work in the private sector. While the benefit of improving a community through a nonprofit’s work is unparalleled in the corporate space, long hours and pay differences can prompt nonprofit employees to start exploring private sector job opportunities. So why is this important to your recruitment strategy? The answer, in short, is corporate responsibility.…


Added by Ryan Scott on May 10, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments

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Added by Drew Tulchin on May 9, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Bussgeldkatalog Kreutal

Hierzulande sind wir ja dafür bekannt das wir alles und jeden Teil unseres Lebens mit Regeln eindecken. Was selbstverständlich seinen Vorteil hat, kann jedoch auch seine Tücken haben. Fühlbar wird das bspw. im Verkehrsrecht und vornehmlich in der Straßenverkehrsordnung. In der Straßenverkehrsordnung ist genau festgelegt was berechtigt ist und was nicht.

Praktisch jeder Kraftfahrer kommt eines Tages mit dem Verkehrsrecht in Konflikt. In der Hast des alltäglichen Lebens hat… Continue

Added by Ernest Goulet on May 8, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

How Will You Celebrate National Volunteering Week?

“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”  

John F. Kennedy’s inaugural words will never ring as true than during National Volunteer Week, which this year falls on April 21-27.  First instituted in 1974 by President Nixon, National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the power and…


Added by Ryan Scott on May 7, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments

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