What’s Your Piece of the Puzzle?

Much has changed in the world since 2002. I’m proud of the way people and practices in the nonprofit sector have adapted and grown. The best leaders in this sector are relentlessly generous, and I admire them greatly. It takes a special energy and strength of will to hold onto that spirit of giving and kindness in the face of intractable challenges. If someone asked me to identify essential changes I’ve seen during my career with Aurora, I would point to these shifts:

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Practicing Generosity Inside and Out

Practicing generosity is a core value for Aurora. How can a business be generous? We don’t completely know the answer but we know practicing generosity is right because we feel fulfilled when we do it. In this post, we’ll give you greater insight into ways we practice generosity daily and why generosity is so important to us.

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Understanding Your Stakeholders

What do you know about your stakeholders? This workshop will engage participants in discussing how their organizations engage with their broader stakeholder community, why they want to hear from and learn about their stakeholders, and how to develop a plan to gather information that will best help them make decisions or improvements to shape the future of their organizations’ activities.

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Facilitative Leadership

Facilitation is an essential leadership competency. Facilitative leaders take a step back and nurture collaboration, capacity, and commitment with employees, colleagues, and stakeholders. With effective facilitation, groups can work together to assess a situation, analyze information, create a plan, and make group decisions that stick.

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Evaluating for Impact

Evaluating your nonprofit’s impact can feel like the last item on a long to-do list. Impact evaluation is an important and rewarding activity, but nonprofits often don’t know where to start. In this one hour presentation, we examine: What is impact evaluation? Why is impact evaluation important? How can we do impact evaluation?

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