Author Archives: David Neff

Update on the Strategic Advisory Committee for Community Service, Volunteerism, and Philanthropy

Whew. Always a mouthful even to type that. If you remember this is the City of Austin task force that I am serving with. I’ve been very interested to see the discussion ebb and flow over the last few months till we decided to concentrate on community service and volunteerism. Our last meeting was a particularly interesting one in which ...

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@HOME : The Future of Gamification for Good?

At Lights. Camera. Help. We talk a lot about the power of documentary film and video for making measurable, on the ground impact — which is exactly what a new project from Chicago-based Kindling Group is doing for the issue of homelessness. It’s a transmedia campaign called @home, and it’s using documentary film, social media, and a smartphone “game for ...

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What’s your service track record look like?

Maybe it needs a little boost. Most employers love when their talented employees volunteer at the board level for local nonprofits. And here’s your chance to meet some of the best nonprofits looking for board members in Austin. Join my friends at Greenlights at Board Summit, the only event in town where you’ll meet the executive leaders of 60 local nonprofits looking for ...

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The new nonprofit workforce?

My friends over at Greenlights for Nonprofit Success recently published new research on critical career trends shaping the nonprofit workforce.  A few of the key trends include: Compensation is more important than ever. A Greenlights survey found that among Central Texas nonprofit employees, a third of respondents were unsatisfied with salary and 77% indicated a higher salary would increase their likelihood ...

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