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5 Ways for Non-Profits to Work With Volunteers Effectively
3 years ago

5 Ways for Non-Profits to Work With Volunteers Effectively

Most non-profits – large and small alike – use volunteers in some capacity.  As they should! Volunteers can make vital contributions to the mission, provide incredible energy to the organization, …
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The Intention Of A Boss Versus The Intention Of A Leader
3 years ago

The Intention Of A Boss Versus The Intention Of A Leader

By equating a boss with a leader, do we limit the potential of everyone to be a leader? A boss is just a title, whereas leadership shows up in a …
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Five Lessons in Choosing an Ethical Production Partner
3 years ago

Five Lessons in Choosing an Ethical Production Partner

An idea is just 1% of the final product. 99% is execution.

The people you work with will make or break a business, particularly so if you are planning …
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How to Start a Values-Based Business
3 years ago

How to Start a Values-Based Business

A business is made up of hundreds of decisions everyday. Who to work with, what to produce, what message to put out, to when to launch a certain product …
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How To Make The Best of Business And Friendship
3 years ago

How To Make The Best of Business And Friendship

If you ask Google whether you should start a business with friends, you will find a plethora of articles telling you that it’s not a good idea. They’ll warn you …
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How To Make Donating Part Of Your Everyday Life
3 years ago

How To Make Donating Part Of Your Everyday Life

Expensive galas, charity months, Giving Tuesday, Holiday Giving, year-end gifts – the list goes on for charity campaigns and major days of giving that fall on nearly every day of …
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Prioritize the Social in Social Entrepreneurship
3 years ago

Prioritize the Social in Social Entrepreneurship

Hands-on experience is hard to come by when information is ubiquitous and cheap. It’s too tempting to keyword search your audience. Too easy to pull up competitor websites, buy market …
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A Guide On How To Creatively Market Your Idea
3 years ago

A Guide On How To Creatively Market Your Idea

It’s one thing to launch an idea / start a business selling your services, but the world of selling product – any product – is a whole new ballgame. Competition, …
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Legal Minute: How To False-Start Your Startup
3 years ago

Legal Minute: How To False-Start Your Startup

Chances are you have an idea that you want to turn into a business. The plan to take that idea to the market is commonly known as a startup in …
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3 Questions You Should Answer Before Starting A Social Enterprise
3 years ago

3 Questions You Should Answer Before Starting A Social Enterprise

So you want to start a social enterprise? First of all, good for you! It takes a special sort of courage to start your own business, and if you’re seriously …
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How To Refocus And Improve Your Brand Strategy
3 years ago

How To Refocus And Improve Your Brand Strategy

We’re almost in the third month of the year. Chances are you refreshed yourself for the new year and started out strong, but now you’re beginning to lose momentum and …
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10 Valuable Tips From Teen Entrepreneurs
3 years ago

10 Valuable Tips From Teen Entrepreneurs

This article was created in response to my article “From One Entrepreneur To The Next: 10 Point Survival Strategy” where I talk about the do’s and don’ts of entrepreneurship. Now, WIT teen …
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3 Social Media Tools You Probably Aren’t Using Correctly
3 years ago

3 Social Media Tools You Probably Aren’t Using Correctly

Running a nonprofit is time consuming and finding the energy for extra activity outside of daily operations is rare. Yet and still, social media is an extremely important way for …
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How to Boldly Respect Your Struggle
4 years ago

How to Boldly Respect Your Struggle

Stories are road-maps leading us to a destination that have yet to be uncovered. Our stories are our internal compass and without one we remain lost in the vastness of this …
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A Social Entrepreneur’s Identity Crisis Re: The Bottom Line
4 years ago

A Social Entrepreneur’s Identity Crisis Re: The Bottom Line

“Here, in my solitude, I have the feeling that I contain too much humanity.” — Ingmar Bergman

When you’re working towards a social good you feel like you have two …
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Relationships Are Everything But Are We Becoming Relationally Saturated?
4 years ago

Relationships Are Everything But Are We Becoming Relationally Saturated?

Today’s culture calls for constant communication on various platforms giving us the opportunity to build many relationships which are tremendous for our businesses and nonprofits. However, we are becoming relationally …
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Legal Minute: Best Practices To Using + Posting Online Images
4 years ago

Legal Minute: Best Practices To Using + Posting Online Images

Images are important, right? Images draw in viewers, tell stories, and facilitate the sharing of experiences. This is a fundamental principle of online publishing. If you are familiar with this …
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7 Essentials To Keep You And Your Business Refreshed Throughout The New Year
4 years ago

7 Essentials To Keep You And Your Business Refreshed Throughout The New Year

By this point in January, it can feel like all the bubbly optimism of the New Year is slipping into the past. The weather for a lot of us is …
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Legal Minute: 5 Practical Tips To Confidently Create A Nonprofit Board
4 years ago

Legal Minute: 5 Practical Tips To Confidently Create A Nonprofit Board

 

Having a board of directors is not only a legal requirement for nonprofits; it’s a powerful business strategy. Think of your board members as your super-volunteers and build a …
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From One Entrepreneur To The Next: 10 Point Survival Strategy
4 years ago

From One Entrepreneur To The Next: 10 Point Survival Strategy

After five years of launching and running WIT (www.doingwit.org) I’ve learned a bit about what to do and a lot about what not to do. Here are some things that …
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Legal Minute: Pros + Cons of Incorporating in Delaware
4 years ago

Legal Minute: Pros + Cons of Incorporating in Delaware

If you are in the early stages of starting a non-profit organization (“NPO”) it’s likely that you’ve been told to incorporate in Delaware, rather than your home …
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What To Do If You Didn’t Plan A Holiday Campaign
4 years ago

What To Do If You Didn’t Plan A Holiday Campaign

We’ve officially made it to December, and the holiday season is in full gear. While you may still have time to shop, you don’t have much time to promote …
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How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free
4 years ago

How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free

By  •  Tips / How To's, Culture

At verynice, we have what many consider to be an “extreme” commitment to pro-bono service: For close to a decade, we have been giving at least half …
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Legal Minute: Your Brand Is Your Storefront, So Protect It With a Trademark
4 years ago

Legal Minute: Your Brand Is Your Storefront, So Protect It With a Trademark

If you are reading Conscious Magazine, chances are you have—or will—launch an innovative business that deserves protecting.

To protect your brand, you should look into applying for …
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8 Rules To Building A Creative Community
4 years ago

8 Rules To Building A Creative Community

Courtesy of Nora Abousteit, Founder and CEO of Kollabora

Often times you’ll hear the Conscious team mention that community is everything to us.  Meet us once …
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