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Hello friend,


Here's our November resource round-up with articles that we have enjoyed and have made us think. As always, feel free to share with your peers in the social sector!


Sincerely,

Jenni, Way-Ting, and the Blue Garnet team

All Aboard!: A Tool for Changemakers to Create Impact >> Are you looking for a way to develop the strategic direction and evaluation framework for your organization, while building shared leadership at the same time? Stay tuned for more information about our 2017 Impact Formula Strategy Lab series to do all of the above! In the meantime, read our newest blog post from our intern, Marcelo Pinell, about his reflections on his participation in our 2016 Lab series.

    Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity >> This publication gives suggestions for and insights into capacity building, which allows nonprofit leaders and organizations to enhance their skills, resources, and work. To read the publication, click here.

      Actionable Measurement: Getting from 'Prove' to 'Improve' >> There are several questions that you can ask as you work towards maximizing your organization's learning, action, and impact. Read this article for a set of common questions that every direct-service nonprofit should answer to improve over time.

        Leading with resilience >> Whether struggling with the recent election results or facing a difficult organizational challenge, the tools for leading with resilience are similar. Here's a brief article on how positive leaders intelligently react to the unexpected. 

          Embracing stress >> Think that end-of-year and holiday stress is bad for you? Think again. It turns out that your mindset determines whether stress is friend or foe. See this short TED talk from Kelly McGonigal to learn more.

            Economic Outlook: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know Post Election >> This event on December 7 from 9 am-12 pm is designed for Board members, CEOs, CFOs, and Chief Development Officers to discuss the economical and financial implications for nonprofit organizations as a result of the recent election. Visit the Center for Nonprofit Management's website to learn more.