Helen Sanders is my guest blogger today, giving us some useful advice on how hard-working nonprofit techies (and everyone else!) can fuel their daily performance by eating better. Helen is the founder of www.healthambition.com. Can Different Foods Really Supercharge Your Job Performance? Let’s be honest. Technology is the future, and our world becomes more and more reliant on hard working coders, administrators and “tech gurus” each day. As we hurtle forward into this increasingly … [Read more...] about Can Different Foods Really Supercharge Your Job Performance?
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on the Bayer Center blog in May 2009 and has been updated for relevancy, etc.Sometimes I stay up later than I should at night, Googling issues of concern to me and thinking about the various wrongs in the world. I have been an activist in various capacities since my high school days, but as I age I find myself becoming more acutely aware of issues, concerns, and problems plaguing our planet, its people and animals. At times, I feel … [Read more...] about Be the Pebble in the Pond: Take Small Personal Actions to Make the World a Better Place
I've been doing a lot of training lately, most recently a class at the Bayer Center last week called DIY Websites with WordPress. Upon reflection, I realize that I'm hearing a good deal of self-criticism, particularly in hands-on technology trainings. For example:"I have a stupid question." "I'll never remember how to do this." "I'm so dumb when it comes to technology." "I totally screwed this up."This makes me very sad. The people who come to my workshops are highly intelligent … [Read more...] about Struggling to Learn New Technology? Adopt a Growth Mindset.
It's time for the mother of all #NPtech conferences, NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC, this week from March 23-25. I attended for the first time in 2007, and since my employer has seen fit to send me back annually since then, #17NTC will be my 11th trip to this particular conference.Thinking back to my first time at the NTC, I remember being in a state of ecstasy and overwhelm for much of the event. So many like-minded people! So many exhibitors! So many breakout … [Read more...] about A First-Timer’s Guide to Enjoying the Nonprofit Technology Conference
As I sought inspiration for this week's post, my eye went to the stuff on my desk at home. Besides my electronic stuff (PC, iPhone, iPad), I realized I have a remarkable number of items that are non-digital: journal, drawing journal, sketchpad, adult coloring books and regular notebooks. I also thought back to a phone call I had earlier this week with our Salesforce implementer during which I semi-apologized that I'm drawing screenshots for him by hand. (Additionally, I still wireframe my … [Read more...] about Writing and Drawing by Hand vs. Typing on a Keyboard