September 2016: Work & Productivity

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Managing Virtually for Ultimate Productivity

Submitted on Tue, 9/6/2016 - 4:17pm
Working outside of a traditional office environment is not for everyone, but with the right tools and resources, organizations and managers can set their employees up for success.
By Heather Martin
"Help Wanted: Must Be Curious"

Help Wanted: Must Be Curious

Submitted on Wed, 9/7/2016 - 11:18am
We live in a time when data and information are changing how we work and are amplifying the results.
By Steve MacLaughlin – Director of the Idea Lab
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Open Up to Working Less

Submitted on Fri, 9/9/2016 - 3:26pm
I believe that embracing open knowledge practices can actually make us more productive while working less. Here’s how.
By Gabriela Fitz
Hour workshop. Vintage still life with ancient silver pocket watch

Time-Effective Google AdWords Management for Nonprofit Professionals

Submitted on Mon, 9/12/2016 - 2:06pm
Get the most value out of your Google AdWords account with these tips and task lists.
By Mark Hallman
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Inbox Zero: The Myth, The Legend

Submitted on Tue, 9/13/2016 - 2:24pm
What does effectively managing email even look like? How do you avoid that feeling of dread when you see your unread messages? Inbox Zero to the rescue!
By Jacqueline Myers
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Better Than Cake: Using Data to Celebrate Team Wins

Submitted on Wed, 9/14/2016 - 9:59am
Data isn't just for funders—it's another way to help our teammates see both the forest and the trees. Learn simple ways data can help inspire and inform.
By Janice Chan
A diagram of automation written in bright colors on a whiteboard.

Occupation Automation: When to Let the Machines Take Over

Submitted on Fri, 9/16/2016 - 8:48am
Used strategically, automation can relieve us from performing repetitive, mundane tasks, freeing us up to focus on the important stuff.
By Joe Moran
Clouds tied up like umbrellas.

Best Practices for Document Management in the Cloud

Submitted on Mon, 9/19/2016 - 11:32am
Regardless of your cloud-based document management system of choice, these best practices areapply across the board.
By Karl Hedstrom – IT Director and Joshua Peskay
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Data Management: Will the Affordable & Adaptable Client Database Solutions Please Step Up?

Submitted on Tue, 9/20/2016 - 8:25am
Client databases help you understand your program so you have data with which you can make informed program design decisions.
By Chari Smith – Founder and Rob Shryock
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Things We Like (September 2016)

Submitted on Thu, 9/22/2016 - 10:57am
Ursula Le Guin, laptop-hacking cats, postcard infographics, and more in this month's Things We Like.
By Steph Routh – Content Manager
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How to Use Your Database to Ruin Productivity in 5 Easy Steps!

Submitted on Mon, 9/26/2016 - 8:25am
For a good time in non-productivity, recreate all the wheels and silo all your data. Hilarity ensues!
By Jim Willsey – Community Relations Database Analyst