Come join Ellevate Atlanta and learn Savvy Secrets from our Non-Profit Leaders that Apply to Every Business!What to Wear: Business Casual(If you have trouble registering below, please use our: Alte...
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDTMagnolia Hall, Piedmont Park
600 Evelyn Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Come join Ellevate Atlanta and learn Savvy Secrets from our Non-Profit Leaders that Apply to Every Business!
What to Wear: Business Casual
(If you have trouble registering below, please use our: Alternative Registration and thank you for your patience!)
What to Expect: Top Notch Networking, Priceless Business Insights & Take Aways
Expand Your Circle of Influence in a Festive Atmosphere, with Delicious Bites and Refreshing Beverages
On target tips - excerpt from Forbes; Why You Should Run Your Business Like a Non-Profit, by Dan Ehrenkrantz
#1 Focus on the Mission First - Then the Money
Nonprofits need to generate revenue to fulfill their mission, and just like a successful business - must recognize how their service fills a need in the world. A company’s social values create the cornerstone of its appeal to all constituencies: customers, employees, shareholders. In the process, just like a good nonprofit, it reaps the same benefits: public admiration, motivated and dedicated employees, and satisfaction from doing good in the world.
#2 Treat Employees Like Your Best Volunteers
Daniel Pink, in his bestselling book Drive, tells us that money is a motivator, but that autonomy, mastery, and purpose are at least as powerful. Autonomy gives people a great deal of latitude in determining how they will complete their tasks. Mastery allows them to keep getting better at something meaningful. Purpose gives everyone a reason to work beyond self-interest.
#3 Treat Customers Like Donors – They Have a Choice
Like nonprofits, businesses need to nurture ongoing relationships with their customers. Our local philanthropic leaders thank their relationships often. Successful for-profit companies and nonprofits alike share interesting company news, such as advances in energy efficiency or new technology breakthroughs, and embrace how customer loyalty helped make it possible.
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