New Year. New Habits. Ariel Schwartz in Fast Company describes Lift, a mobile phone app for tracking new habits. I just signed up. And you can understand how to create new ones by reading The Power of Habit. (I’m about half way through and definitely recommend.)
Outrospection. An RSA animate explores Outrospection. Empathy helps us be better listeners and can lead to radical social change, says author Roman Krznaric. “We need to be more adventurous in who we try to empathize with…. Only then are we going to be able to develop effective strategies for social, political and economic transformation.”
Keep your Donors. Katya Andresen has a post by Jay Love on The Great Donor Exodus—and what to do about it. “What jumps out at you here is the comparison of the commercial sector customer retention average result of 94% versus the charity sector donor retention result of 41%,” says Love. Nonprofits can certainly improve.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” —Mark Twain
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