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Tech tools that will make your life easier without breaking the bank
Nonprofits / Tips & Tools

Tech tools that will make your life easier without breaking the bank

This post was contributed by Catchafire Professional Banu! Banu is an IT analyst in a leading Canadian bank with a creative and volunteering side. She manages projects on the Bank’s customer facing websites for their online and mobile platform. Additionally, she is the Director of Marketing & Communication for a […]

6 Leadership Lessons Every For-Purpose Leader Should Know
Nonprofits

6 Leadership Lessons Every For-Purpose Leader Should Know

Looking back at our For-Purpose Leadership series, we’ve gained amazing insights into the day-to-day challenges that many social good organizations face. These six articles include lessons that will benefit any leader who is eager to improve. If you missed part of the series or would like to share the articles […]

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Professional Development / Volunteers

Virtual Volunteering: A Catchafire Volunteer Experience

This post was originally published on Stickers on our Suitcases, the blog of Catchafire Volunteer, Adrielle Stapleton.  Everyone who gives their time or money does so in exchange for something they value. So it’s great that Catchafire, plus a little research, are likely to put you in a volunteer gig […]

Why does work culture matter?
Nonprofits

Why does work culture matter?

In a sector where long hours and modest salaries are the norm, an inspirational work culture is a must. Kendall Farrell, the Executive Director of Bottomless Closet, has established a culture full of trust, transparency and celebration that empowers employees to live up to their full potential. She shared her […]

One sure way to take your leadership to the next level
Nonprofits

One sure way to take your leadership to the next level

This is the fourth piece in our For-Purpose Leadership Series highlighting advice from select social entrepreneurs in the Catchafire Community. Embracing lifelong growth and learning is key to successful leadership. Jane Winter, the Executive Director of the YWCA of San Francisco & Marin is a firm believer that there is […]

NetSuite is raising the corporate citizenship bar, how are you keeping up?
Business Case for Service

NetSuite is raising the corporate citizenship bar, how are you keeping up?

“Being a good corporate citizen is no longer just about giving away some money,” says NetSuite, a leading provider of cloud based software. “It’s about putting the strengths and assets of a company to work in the world to make a difference.” When it comes to corporate citizenship programs, NetSuite […]

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Nonprofits / Volunteers

A Mindful Approach To Changing The World

This is the fourth piece in our For-Purpose Leadership Series, highlighting advice from select social entrepreneurs in the Catchafire Community.   More often than not in the social good sector we focus our attention so fully on the well-being of others that we end up neglecting our own. Though honorable, […]

In just a few months, this ED pulled together a campaign that raised $170K!
Nonprofits

In just a few months, this ED pulled together a campaign that raised $170K!

This is the third piece in our five part For-Purpose Leadership Series highlighting advice from select social entrepreneurs in the Catchafire Community. In 2012, the Philadelphia Outward Bound School was struggling to get back on its feet after a series of setbacks including the loss of a major funding source. […]

How to survive a major transition
Nonprofits

How to survive a major transition

This is the second piece in our five part For-Purpose Leadership Series highlighting advice from select social entrepreneurs in the Catchafire Community. Periods of transition and uncertainty are inevitable in the social good sector. Today, we’d like to start a discussion about how to navigate times of uncertainty at your organization. We spoke […]

The secret to the most impactful CSR programs
Business Case for Service

The secret to the most impactful CSR programs

Last week we explored how MTV executed their skills-based volunteer experience but we saved the most important component for its own dedicated newsletter. The secret to MTV’s success is passionate and impact-driven leadership. Since being hired to spearhead MTV’s Pro-Social Department, Stephen Friedman (MTV’s current president) solidified the brand’s dedication to […]