15 very interesting lessons learned identified by NonProfit With Balls in 2015.
- An organization not built on strong values will crumble like dried hummus.
- An elephant in the room is most destructive when it is ignored.
- Diversity means differences, including of perspectives.
- There is more than one way to do activism.
- Anyone of any age can be totally awesome or totally crappy.
- The perception of who is leading matters as much as who is leading.
- Bigotry is like getting something stuck in your teeth.
- Not taking risks is one of the biggest risks of all.
- If there’s writing on the wall, don’t whitewash it.
- We cannot compare a nonprofit platypus to a for-profit porcupine.
- When we use silver bullets, we often shoot ourselves in the foot.
- Donors are looking for authentic partnerships.
- The squeaky wheel gets the worm, and it is inequitable.
- If no one is listening, it’s probably because you’re not either.
- A unicorn in the hand is worth two working in real estate.
Do yourself a favour, have a laugh and learn!
Here is a sick leave policy that makes uncommon sense.
“We’re all adults here. If you’re sick, please stay home.”
Tom Gardner, CEO and CoFounder of the Motley Fool.
The genius of Groucho Marx!
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
“I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.”
Great advice from one of the greatest of the US presidents – “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet”. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Apparently, according to Seth Grahame-Smith, he was also a renouned vampire hunter.
Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark. Don’t miss the boat. Remember that we are all in the same boat. Plan ahead, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. Stay fit – when you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Don’t listen to critics – just get on with the job that needs to be done. Build your future on high ground. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs. Speed isn’t always an advantage – the snails were on board with the cheetahs. When you’re stressed, float a while. Remember that the Ark was built by amateurs – the Titanic by professionals! [Anonymous]
“Anything unrelated to elephants is irrelephant!”
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. (Miles Beresford Kington, British journalist, musician)