December 2013

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Not-for-Profit organizations understand that public education and awareness campaigns do not always motivate people to get engaged and take action. If you want to change attitudes and behaviours, you have to start using components of behavioural psychology and strategic social marketing.

When I first starting working at the David Suzuki Foundation in 2008, there were only three  staff dedicated to supporting public interest in the organization. At the time, we were fielding thousands of calls and emails each month from people across Canada who supported the mission and wanted a way to get...

In my last post I spoke about why delegation is important to develop others around you. 

Yet not all types of delegation develop leaders. To do this, you have to delegate projects and tasks that tap into people’s strengths AND into their intrinsic motivations.  

Fans of Daniel Pink’s bestselling book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, know that money alone doesn’t motivate us. In fact, we are motivated by work that is purposeful (contributes to something greater than ourselves), provides autonomy (ability to choose how, when and with whom we get to work) and brings mastery...

As 2013 winds down, we're reflecting on what an amazing year it has been. 

In addition to engaging hundreds of not-for-profit professionals in our learning opportunities and distributing nearly 1,000 copies of The Abundant Not-for-Profit, we also welcomed four new employees – myself included!  It’s been an inspiring and exhilarating few months of getting to know each other, planning for 2014, and of course engaging with many of you.

Thank you for being a part of our community. Whether we've connected with you as a knowledge philanthropist, a reader, a participant in a learning opportunity, a...

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