Creating a Culture of Inclusion

I once worked as a temp at Shell. Please don’t judge me. I had just moved from Dublin to Manchester and really needed a job! My role was to do data entry. I would receive invoices that had been paid and enter them onto the system. After the initial learning curve, I...

PLC Archive: Coming Back from Burning Out

*This post was originally published in June 2016. We’re reposting it now because TIME OUT is coming back on September 27th, 2017! The purpose of the event remains the same – for leaders of social change to reflect, learn and connect. Join us for a TIME OUT, not...

Standing at the Back – 5 Strategies for Leaders

When I was a kid, I was always the tallest girl in the class. And, until puberty struck, I was the tallest person. And that meant always standing at the back of the school photos. Every year from Kindergarten until Grade 7, when my new best friend was taller than me...

Participant Takeaways from ‘Giving Data a Voice’

As we discussed in last week’s blog, PLC hosted a workshop on May 16th, 2017 called, ‘Giving Data a Voice: Transforming Data Into Actionable Insight Through Story’. In that blog we shared our main takeaways from the training (you can check those out HERE). In this...

Initial Takeaways from ‘Giving Data a Voice’

On Tuesday May 16th 2017, 60 nonprofit and public sector leaders attended a ground-breaking workshop called ‘Giving Data a Voice: Transforming Data into Actionable Insight Through Story’ by Lori Silverman of Partners for Progress. The workshop was intensive, content...

COMMUNICATING YOUR STRATEGY IN 7 EASY STEPS

For the nonprofit sector, developing our organizational strategy is a big job, but a crucial component for success. And once it’s done, it feels so good! But the story doesn’t end there, does it? Once we’ve accomplished the hard work of developing our organizational...

Not Your Usual Leadership Movies

A few weeks ago the PLC team collaborated on the blog ‘Not Your Usual Leadership Reads’. In it, we identified some unlikely books that have influenced our leadership journeys. It got us thinking that there are influences and sources of inspiration all around us that...

Why Having a Vision Matters

When it comes to evaluation, how do we know what to measure if we don’t know what matters? So much has been said about outputs and for some funders, they can be seen as the most important measurement to ensure that a program is meeting its agreed upon goals. Along...

I Love To Go A-Wandering!

As a nonprofit Executive Director, I love to go a-wandering. I have often been found to appear at the desks of my staff to ask them how things are going. Some staff have found it a little disconcerting to have the ED just turn up asking questions but mostly I think...

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