The Rundown 2.9.2017

This week we were swimming in amazing content worth sharing, but wanted to keep it to just a handful of links to share with you. We empathize with folks who already feel like their inbox is constantly overflowing. 

...speaking of empathy, the first link is about a course covering the subject as it relates to volunteerism. (See what we did there?) Also, pull out your headphones to check out some amazing industry podcasts you should have on your radar.

And we invite you to become the best in the world! No really. We're doing it, you should too. We promise to bring snacks to share. Good snacks. Like chocolate and hummus. 

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Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering

  • Our talented friends over at Realized Worth are offering a free online course highlighting the power of empathy in volunteerism. 
  • Trust us... you cannot learn this subject matter from anyone better than Chris Jarvis and the RW team. 
  • We recommend this course to anyone touching the volunteer industry - nonprofit professionals, corporate professionals and even volunteers themselves. 

All Donations are NOT Alike

  • Our Own Ben talks about how corporate donations always come with a list of engagement expectations and not everyone is prepared.
  • The question is... does your nonprofit have a plan to respond powerfully?  No, really powerfully, as in putting your organization + mission first? 

8 Nonprofit Podcasts You Need on Your Radar

  • Our friends at Classy.com share a few cool podcasts focused on several nonprofits industry areas you care about.
  • We all learn differently... podcasts are a great way to learn new stats, tips & tricks beyond traditional blogs, webinars and workshops. 
  • Our love should be your love... Check out Amy Costello's Tiny Spark on this list, it's smooth, smart and covers a lot of ground. If you enjoy NPR, you'll enjoy Tiny Spark's format and tone. 

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

  • This is just a really solid, thoughtful pick-me-up article we fell in love with by Benjamin P. Hardy that talks realistically about something we all care about: how to become really great at something. 
  • Favorite Article Quote... "Take your dreams seriously. Most people don’t. Take them serious enough to become amazing and move beyond mediocre."

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"I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials." 
Adam Carolla, Comedian, Producer, Podcast Innovator