Sometimes my three chihuahuas get into a fight. But based on what I’ve learned about dog behavior, I have to let them work it out to determine who is the alpha dog. It’s hard to do because my first instinct is to step in and break it up. But I’ve learned to wait until it is neccessary for me to step in (Liberty Belle is especially protective of her Greenies).
As managers of people, we want to help our employees be more effective. But, sometimes, instead of rushing in to help, try letting your employees resolve the situation by themselves. Of course, be there for guidance and support as needed, but they might be able to resolve the problem without your time & involvement – and possibly even come up with a better solution. After all, it is what they are paid to do…think for themselves.
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The Friendship Circle recently sent out an email with advertisements placed in the appeal. This is something I have yet to see a nonprofit do before, and I wonder if it is effective at bringing in additional revenue or effective at destroying credibility.
To advertise with The Friendship Circle, you must meet certain criteria, but this new initiative could create doubt in some donor’s minds. What do you think? Are advertisements on a nonprofit’s emails and/or websites effective or does it destroy consumer confidence?
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