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When volunteers resist change
Susan J. Ellis via Energize Inc.    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
We all know that the only constant is change. We face this paradox in our personal lives and in our professional work. In presentations about adapting to the ever-increasing pace of change, I often ask: "If everything in the world is changing, how can volunteering be the only thing that stays the same?" The obvious answer is that it cannot and has not. More

Nonprofit experts forecast what Election Day results will mean for charities
Journal of Philanthropy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What should the nonprofit world expect from the new Congress? Several nonprofit experts share their prognostications. More

Volunteer inductions
Volunteering England    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Having a well thought out induction for new volunteers is extremely important. All to often inductions consist of just reading policies and being introduced to staff and then that's it. If properly planned, the induction can be used for both the volunteer and the volunteer coordinator to develop the best ways of working together. More

Educating consumers
Retail Customer Experience    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are you stimulating consumption or leaving it to chance? Scott Aughtmon in his book, Survive and Prosper in a Recession, interviewed a host of business growth/development experts and shares their wisdom with you. One tip came from Alex Mandossian who says "If you teach your customers to 'consume' more, more often, you'll literally double your business without acquiring a single new customer!" More

How to forecast sales in an uncertain economy
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Forecasting sales can be wildly difficult in even the best of times. And in the midst of a wobbly economic recovery following a substantial recession, projecting revenue takes on an even more Herculean quality. But the good news is that a number of smart CEOs Inc. spoke to have taken what they've learned over the past three years and come up with some pretty solid ways to forecast revenue. What they all seem to have in common: a more conservative approach to forecasting; more frequent adjustments to those forecasts; and a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2011. More

Flood of pent-up consumer demand predicted for Black Friday
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Get out your coffee and your coupons. Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, is about to get bigger. For the past several years, Black Friday has ranked as the largest shopping day of the year, in both sales and traffic. But analysts say a host of factors is converging to make it likely that Black Friday 2010 will set a record. More
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Splashy sales
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A delicious array of bath and body products ensures there's just the right product for everybody. From fruit frappes to hot new products for men, find out what makes this product category such a scentsational (and enduring) hit in every gift shop. More