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Is Giving Tuesday Right for Your Organization?

Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a major fundraising focus for nonprofits around the world. Started by the 92nd Street Y in New York to combat the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the annual event takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year on December 3, and has grown to involve nearly $400 million in charitable gifts. The Giving Tuesday nonprofit organization provides valuable resources to help individual organizations’ campaigns across 60 countries, making this a popular fundraising tool. Is a Giving Tuesday campaign right for your nonprofit? Or should you choose your own path? In a recent three-part series, global fundraising consulting firm Graham-Pelton offers this framework to help you decide.

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Eight Common Leadership Styles

Whether you have been a leader for quite some time or are just beginning to manage, you might find yourself wondering what styles or skills could improve your management capabilities.

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Signs of Burnout and Ways to Cope

Stress at work is commonplace, but burnout is a deeper experience. Even when you have a career you love, you can face a challenging burnout period. How do you tell if you have normal workplace stress or if it is affecting you at a much more profound level than you realize?

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Natural Leaders Are Few; Increase Your Leadership Skills with These Tips

A recent Gallup poll reported that only about 10% of people are natural leaders. That innate aptitude can make a significant difference in your organization’s bottom line, but don’t despair if you aren’t in that select few. While many of us may not be natural leaders, leadership skills can be developed with these three approaches.

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Want to Be More Successful? Slow Down

Being at the top of your game 24/7 can be physically and mentally exhausting. High expectations and technological advancements that keep you constantly connected come at a high price, one you may surprisingly pay for in failure.

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