Women in Nonprofit Tech

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This group is for anyone who identifies as a woman or who wants to advocate for women in the nonprofit technology sector to ask questions, share resources, and receive support.
Meeting: This group typically has a monthly community call on the fourth Thursday at 10am PT
Collaborative notes and community call-in information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fxNxWPUc4QpKMNR8f7U3caEVeqmG5Wn4oI0xfZEFC3U/
Short link: http://community.nten.org/nonprofit-tech-women

1.  Article of the Month: 7 Things You can Do to Be More Productive in 2017

Posted Jan 11, 2017 14:12

I feel like productivity, goal setting, etc. is on everyone's mind this time of year, so wanted to share this useful article from Fortune with some useful productivity tips: http://fortune.com/2016/12/20/productivity-tools-2017/

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Michelle Regal
Senior Consultant
Now IT Matters
@michellecruns
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2.  RE: Article of the Month: 7 Things You can Do to Be More Productive in 2017

Posted Jan 12, 2017 10:08
Michelle,
I so appreciate the article. I think some people feel overwhelmed at the beginning of the year with all the resolutions, restarting, cleaning, etc. that they try to do. I tip I use is to take small bites of the pie rather than look at all the things you want to do. Each day pick one thing and do that one thing (whether its get up earlier or delete 30 emails that are clogging your inbox). 

Looking at things as many different small projects rather than one large overwhelming one helps me get through everything. 

-Heather

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Heather Martin
Chief Operating Officer
InterfaithFamily
Newton, MA
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3.  RE: Article of the Month: 7 Things You can Do to Be More Productive in 2017

Posted Jan 24, 2017 17:53
Thanks for sharing, Michelle and Heather.  This is similar to the tip about imagining the worst case scenario to reduce anxiety, but a slightly different tack: "What do we lose if we don't do x by this date?"  (I can't take credit--someone asked that in a meeting where we were trying to figure out how to get all these things done by a certain date and I thought it was really helpful!)

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Janice Chan
Technical Training Specialist, Development and Alumni Relations
Johns Hopkins Institutions
Baltimore, MD
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4.  RE: Article of the Month: 7 Things You can Do to Be More Productive in 2017

Posted Jan 25, 2017 18:52
Michelle -

This read was really helpful for me. Imagining success at the end of the year - wow!

I also now, thanks to a college roommate, set goals quarterly instead of yearly. Helps me be more realistic and focus on the most important, which means saying no to a lot of the things that are important, but not as much.

Megan

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Megan Himan
Founder & Principal
BrightStep Partners
San Francisco, CA
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