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A $35 million tech company is giving employees the freedom to choose their hours, where they work, and the meetings they attend — and it’s a millennial’s dream perk

Melia Robinson •
Business Insider
Employee working at a table

Callum Negus-Fancey, a 28-year-old British entrepreneur, started his company in the basement of his parents’ West London flat. Founded in 2013, Verve is a software platform that lets brands recruit fans to sell tickets to their events, in exchange for rewards like free entry and VIP badges. Today, Verve has raised $35 million in venture

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How SurveyMonkey’s new chief people officer engages employees

Phil Albinus •
Employee Benefit News
Happy employee

As the first chief people officer for SurveyMonkey, Becky Cantieri’s recent promotion from her role as senior vice president of human resources shows how seriously the firm is taking employee engagement and retention. Last October, Cantieri was named one of EBN’s Benny Award winners. The HR veteran, who before joining SurveyMonkey in 2011 worked at

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Why foundation strategy moves slowly

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
Forbes

In grantmaking, it is always important to eliminate unnecessary steps and streamline our grant processes. Streamlining strengthens our foundations, creates more effective strategies and supports efficiencies for our grantees. But just as important as streamlining your foundation is understanding why our processes can become bogged down in the first place. Philanthropy isn’t the only field

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Who cares about how nonprofit foundation boards govern themselves? I do, and you should too.

Anne Wallestad •
Huffington Post

This week, the Center for Effective Philanthropy released a new study on the practices of foundation boards — a project on which BoardSource had the opportunity to collaborate. The report is a straightforward report-out on responses from 64 private foundations about the composition and practices of their boards, which might prompt some to ask: So

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8 Storytelling Ideas to Engage Volunteers and Donors

Jenny Traster •
Business2Community

Nonprofit survival depends on the hearty engagement of donors and volunteers, but keeping them engaged takes more than a random email blast every six months or so. You need to forge an ongoing, emotional connection that builds trust and strengthens relationships. Many nonprofits are finding much success achieving exactly that by mastering the art of

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8 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Out In Philanthropy

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
Forbes

How new foundation leaders can have lasting and effective success. While many foundation boards are made up of veteran philanthropists, most new and emerging foundation heads are brand-new to the world of philanthropy . The philanthropic sector has grown steadily in the past few years; in 2017, foundation giving increased by 6% and corporate giving

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