What We’re Reading: March 2017

Leading When You’re Hurting, LinkedIn

“What do you do during these times when you’re leading while hurting and are far from bringing your ‘A-game?’”

The IKEA Effect and the Social Sector, GuideStar Blog

Just how does the IKEA effect (“the fact that people attach greater value to things they built themselves as opposed to the exact same product built by someone else”) affect nonprofits?

Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report

ESC was featured in the February 2017 print and web edition of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report! An ESC Consultant and ESC Encore Fellow spoke to the benefits of engaging with mission-driven work as an encore career. Says ESC Encore Fellow Jonathan Reuman, “I’m at a point in my life where my goal is to pay more attention to my family and myself and contribute to my church and community”

A Cautionary Tale: Not Enough Time to Raise Money, GuideStar Blog

A reminder to development staff at nonprofits to always make time for your donors.