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Nonprofit Tips: 5 Ways To Foster Creativity in the Workplace

We teamed up with Lutheran Family Service's Lori Long this week to share tips from one nonprofit leader to another on a few ways you can ramp up new ideas and insights into your work. Here's her advice: Even at nonprofits, where you can be writing a blog post one minute and ordering supplies the next, it’s easy to get stuck in a creativity rut. While we all have several roles to play, sometimes even that variety can feel monotonous. If you’re ready to break free and get good ideas flowing, here are five ways to promote creativity in the workplace:

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Nonprofit Trends: Greater Diversity and New Generations of Leadership

Recently we highlighted local nonprofits who are combating inequality and environmental degredation - two areas that are expected to continue to impact the sector. This week, we tackle diversity and new generations of leadership. We've collected some examples of organizations in the Richmond and Tri-cities area who are working to make the sector more inclusive and to prepare new generations for leadership roles. Diversity and Inclusion According to the 2000 and 2010 census, data supports that our region, and the nation as a whole, is becoming more diverse. In the city of Richmond alone, persons of two or more races increased by 61%, and persons of Hispanic or Latino origin increased by 152%. As the general population becomes more diverse, the nonprofit sector must upgrade its inclusivity practices and reflect the face of the populations it serves.

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YNPN RVA Recommends: Board Service as a Pathway to Leadership

Are you seeking opportunities to meet and network with others, grow your leadership skills, and give back to your community?  Well you're in luck because serving on a nonprofit board provides all of these benefits and more!  As young or early-career professionaly, we may not always think of nonprofit board service as a direct pathway…

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