The Rundown 3.29.2017

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future. Have you ever wanted to fly like an eagle? Of course, we all have. But sometimes we also just want to crawl into a ball, small and quiet, hoping the rest of the world is kind enough to pass us by and leave us alone.

The Rundown this week is all about time, interview tips, big ideas, and how not to function organizationally. Not in that order. This week's reading also came with a layer of depth that was smart and refreshing, but kinda intense.

That is to say, if you've had a tough week already mentally? Give yourself a few days or the weekend before you read some of these articles. A few of these are mind benders. Happy reading!


Time inequity: What it is and why it’s no-good, very-bad

  • Once again, Vu Le from Nonprofit With Balls has done it again - reached in to enlighten, entertain and educate - this time on the subject of nonprofit time inequity.
  • Time isn't just money, time is also work, investment, education, family, time is everything. This blog nails helping professionals like us think critically about our own time and how the nonprofit industry is built on time, but often feels more like hourglass sand.
  • 6 MIN READ

10 Ways to Practice Institutional Racism at Your Nonprofit Organization

  • You read that right... how to insure you are absolutely, thoughtfully, proudly practicing institutional racism at your organization. Anyone can be "kinda racist" you need to make it a part of your business plan if you're doing it right.
  • Korbett Mosesly is a talented and wry professional who writes the kind of stuff Team Rhinocorn loves to read - whip-smart, punchy and thought-provoking. Run, don't walk to this article. 
  • If this article challenges you? Good. It should. Now do something about it.
  • 4 MIN READ

Volunteer Talent + Time Tracking: The Future of Volunteer Programs (Pt. 1)

  • Our own Ben... and his writing partner, Kathy Wisniewski, are being featured in a 3-Part Blog series with VolunteerMatch on their philosophy of progressive new ways to design and direct your volunteer program.
  • Part One is all about a new way to consider tracking the time and talents of your volunteers that actually helps to showcase stronger volunteerism and funding opportunities for your nonprofit. 
  • They are so talented and smart, Team Rhinocorn is lucky to know them while they're still so humble and grounded. 
  • 5 MIN READ

6 Interview Tips You've Never Heard Before

  • Look, we don't know you... You might be happy in your current role, you might be unhappy, you might just like to play the field. We're not here to judge. 
  • This article from hiring guru J.T. O'Donnell really does deliver on what it promises - six really smart and fantastic tips for both meeting new people and for interviews.
  • 2 MIN READ

Don’t Give Big. Instead, Invest Thoughtfully

  • Team Rhinocorn has never been a fan of "big give" events - they're a drag for the nonprofits, they are wrongly competitive and they sap far too much energy for far too little output. 
  • Donald Summers over at the The Stanford Social Innovation Review makes some fantastic assessments of the problems with the model how to re-address the goals by changing the model to make it more engaging and intimate for the donors. 
  • 4 MIN READ


"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"
Dr. Seuss - American writer, cartoonist, animator, and dreamer of dreams