Good reads: January 2013

Founders: Learning should be your top 2013 New Year’s resolution

Entrepreneurs and startups are competing with some of the smartest people on a daily basis. Success or failure isn’t just about who you know, but what you know. Here are some great sources of online learning and knowledge.

Four Ways to Find Your Work Passion(s)

The road to finding your work passion can be long and circuitous. The key is matching your personality with your career. Here are four steps to try to zero in on who you are and discover how that relates to your passion for work.

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

Don’t read this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you.

Never Brainstorm with a “Blank Slate”

Starting with a blank slate can often hamper creativity. Sometimes the most creative ideas spring from constraints.

The Permanent Disruption of Social Media

Social media has chipped away at the foundation of traditional donor-engagement models. A new study highlights the realities of donor behaviour and how organisations can redesign their outreach strategies to be more effective.

How to become a company’s favourite charity

Becoming a company’s chosen charity can help charities to raise funds, promote payroll giving and increase its number of volunteers. This discussion cover topics such as identifying the right company for your charity, writing a good pitch, getting noticed if you work for a less popular cause and maintaining a long-lasting partnership.