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Leadership, Management, & Culture

9 Secrets to High-Performing Teams

While you can learn leadership best practices in many ways, sometimes it’s most impactful to hear advice from people who are right in the thick of it. That’s why at the Collaborative, we asked qualified panel speakers to share their personal experiences as leaders of high performing teams.

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Marketing

Brand Storytelling: Lessons From Southwest Airlines [VIDEO]

Whether you’re building a “feel good” narrative, a direct appeal, or a detailed how-to about your operational processes, this video can help both your nonprofit’s brand and storytelling, no matter how big or small your team.

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Leadership, Management, & Culture

13 Motivational Quotes by Nonprofit Leaders

Some days you feel like you can solve all of the world’s greatest challenges before lunch, and other days it’s a struggle just to get your shoes on the right feet. If you’re having a rough start, read these 13 motivational quotes by philanthropy heroes to kick-start your inspiration.

Fundraising

3 Elements of Effective Storytelling in Marketing

When you effectively use storytelling in your marketing efforts, you have the power to inspire large audiences to make powerful changes. Use these three elements to bring your stories to life and connect with supporters’ emotions.

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Fundraising

The SMART Way to Create Fundraising Goals

Remember the SMART acronym from elementary school? Classy explains how to set fundraising goals with the SMART system specifically tailored for nonprofits. Learn how to create specific, measurable, ambitious, attainable, relevant, and timely goals for your nonprofit.

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Fundraising

How to Leverage Humor in Your Nonprofit’s Marketing

Humor is a powerful tool for creating affinity and zealots. Learn how you can test it and implement it into your marketing materials to connect with your community in an authentic, genuine, and human way.

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