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The Difference Curve

By Alicia Clegg

Auticon aims to change society’s perception of people on the autism spectrum for the benefit of businesses and employees alike.

Who Defines the “Good” in “Common Good”?

By Sarah L. Kastelic 2

If a “good” is held to be common, then surely that decision must come from community. Too often the community’s role is unexamined in this regard, but the intentionality of one Native culture in defining and protecting the common good might serve as an example to us all.

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The Difference Curve

By Alicia Clegg

Auticon aims to change society’s perception of people on the autism spectrum for the benefit of businesses and employees alike.

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How to Build Best-in-Class Executive Teams in the Nonprofit Sector

Presented by Libbie Landles-Cobb, Maria Kim, and Henry Barmeier 1

At most nonprofit organizations and foundations achieving breakthrough results is a team effort. Executive teams play a critical role in shaping organization-wide decisions and share responsibility for execution in order to achieve the organization’s goals. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert speakers will share practical approaches that nonprofit executive teams can implement to significantly improve their performance and effectiveness.

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Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story

Presented by Ann Christiano and Annie Neimand 10

This unique two-part, 180-minute e-certification program offers you valuable training on effective communications strategy and methods for promoting your social cause. In the first session, “Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy,” we examine the best ways to transcend the interest of any one organization to achieve real and lasting change on a particular issue. In the second session, “The Science of Story Building,” we explore the research that tells us what makes one story more memorable, sharable, and inspiring than another. Get ready for an engaging, hands-on digital workshop that includes activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This program is produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.

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The Knitting Factor: Delivering on the Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

Presented by Danielle Holly, Casey Cortese, and Greg Kimbrough 2

One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering, where corporate employees use their business skills to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem. Skills-based volunteering leads to increased employee engagement for businesses and successful capacity building for nonprofits, among other benefits. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert panelists will walk through these concepts and provide you with the framework you need to knit skills-based volunteering into your everyday practice – whether you’re a large company or an entrepreneurial nonprofit.

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