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How to Teach Leadership in Today’s World: Challenges, Cases and Ways Forward


How do you teach leadership? This is a common question. Within the context of a business or governmental policy course, this is relatively easy to answer with an array of theories, a magnum of famous names, and an example or two from real life. From what I have seen in the Northeastern University Global Leadership classroom in Melbourne, Australia, the ... Read More »

3 Online Learning Myths and How I Busted Them


I’ll be the first to admit it: I was skeptical of going to school online. “It’s easier than on campus,” I’d hear. “You get no interaction with other people,” they’d say. After hearing many different opinions about pursing a degree online, doing research and putting my master’s degree off for many years – I had earned my B.A from Auburn ... Read More »

3 Takeaways from the Starbucks-Arizona State Partnership


As the Assistant Dean of Partnerships and Alliances at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, I spend my days speaking with leaders in the workforce and finding ways to create partnerships between businesses and higher education institutions. I’ve found the most successful businesses know the value of developing a better-trained workforce, and the benefit of allowing their employees to learn ... Read More »

5 Ways to Improve Your Storytelling on the Web


You’ve decided on your story. It delivers your message. It’s relevant to your audience. But which is the best way to tell it on the Internet? The web gives us more ability than ever to tailor form and function to best suit our content. While storytelling is the key to shaping your message, each medium used to tell it has its ... Read More »

5 Ways to Strengthen your Message through Storytelling


It’s tempting to think that the modern technology we have at our disposal is all we need to deliver a killer message to our audiences. But the key to delivering an idea or message effectively lies in an ancient art: Storytelling. Storytelling reinforces your message by establishing an emotional connection with your audience. It helps people to better comprehend your ... Read More »

5 Ways to Get More out of Your Fundraising Events

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Fundraising Effort

Even though your nonprofit organization might have the purest of missions, it still takes money to keep it running. And such an important function shouldn’t be left to guesswork or shot-in-the-dark approaches. With the right fundraising strategy, you can get a lot more bucks for your efforts. Here’s five tips that can help you get more out of your fundraising ... Read More »

3 Ways to Attract Top Talent at Your Nonprofit


Hiring for a non-profit can be a double-edged sword. The good news is that, as a nonprofit, your organization offers many of the “intangibles” that can lead to a fulfilling career by serving others. The bad news is you most likely can’t compete with a for-profit when it comes to salary. However, there are ways to overcome this discrepancy and ... Read More »

5 Ways to Get More Social Media Engagement


Whether you’re a seasoned social media veteran or just getting ready to launch your first social media channel, how to continually engage your audience in a meaningful way is a challenge that we all face. Here are some tips that will help you get started or get back on the right track to create and maintain vital and engaged communities. ... Read More »

4 Ways Multitasking Decreases Productivity (And How to Avoid It)


As a faculty member in Project Management at Northeastern University, I often cover multitasking in my lectures. People think it’s a great idea, and even go so far as to brag about it in their resumes and in interviews. Newsflash: Multitasking is probably productivity’s biggest enemy. It doesn’t make us more efficient. It simply splits our time. Here’s why it’s a bad idea. ... Read More »

Veterans are Attending College, But Are They Graduating? New Study Says Yes

US Army Major Eric Dinoto

According to a report released this week, more than half of the veterans who got money for college under the GI Bill from 2002 through 2013 graduated—51.7 percent of student veterans earned their degree or certificate. The study, which was conducted by the advocacy group Student Veterans of America (SVA), is the most comprehensive study to date— drawing on almost ... Read More »

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