How Non-Profits Can Tell Fathomable Stories to Inspire Action

At 14, I came across Mark Joyner’s Simpleology program. One of the first lessons his students learned from his videos was about crystallizing vision. In the video, he asks his students to first imagine lots of money. After a short pause, he asks them to imagine a $100 bill. Go on ahead and try it out now. As you can guess, it was easier […]

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5 Critical Tips for Non-Profit Start-Up Success

I love volunteering! It has been a part of my tradition for nearly 1500 years. In fact, I first started volunteering in the Ismaili community as a Shaheen Scout in Pakistan when I was just six years old. We helped people cross the streets, control of traffic, and bring people cold water during the hot […]

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For non-profits, donations are oxygen, volunteers are heartbeats

If the oxygen of a non-profit is the donations it receives, the volunteers that support the organization are its heartbeats. So it is supremely important that non-profits focus on building stewardship with its volunteers. At the World Partnership Walk, they refer to this as friend-raising.

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Half-Truths in the Non-Profit Sector

Accepted does not equate to acceptable. It is our responsibility as communicators to ensure transparency and authenticity in all communications. If we engage in half-truths, we put our organization’s survival in jeopardy, simply because people do not like being deceived. Half-truths are cancers that kill trust.

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