I apologize for being MIA lately. I miss you!
I have an AMAZING new job leading and fundraising again and have been busy with year-end and this (SHAMELESS PLUG) amazing appeal.
I intend to get back on the blogging bandwagon NOW. Look for weekly posts from me on Leadership, Fundraising and/or Nonprofit Marketing.
Today's killer find is this fantastic offer from Debbie Weil, author of The Corporate Blogging Book.
As you can read below, she's giving away her book for $0.00 or FREE! You can download it now or order it on Amazon and read it online.
Go ahead. Download it. I'll wait...
I read CBB many years ago but it's still one of my favorites on the who, what, why, when and how of blogging. If you are thinking about starting a blog for your nonprofit next year (and you should be if you have the bandwith), read Debbie's book over the holidays.
A small gift for you
The best holiday gift I can offer is that you enjoy the pause between Christmas and New Year's (whether or not you officially celebrate). It's a time for reflection and small wins.
But I also want to give you a small gift to enjoy on your Kindle (or other device). The updated edition of The Corporate Blogging Book is $0.00 on Amazon for the next few days.
Click here to download my 218-page book for $0.00.
In other book news, I'm crazy for Authentic Leadership (another oldie but goodie) by Bill George of Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic. You'll have to buy this one but it's worth it!
Leading a team and serving others is the hardest and most joyful calling I can imagine. George shows us how to do it profitably with passion, perseverance and humility. I hope you will check it out!
Finally, this great poem, What Constitutes Success? by Bessie Anderson Stanley, touches my heart and is my mantra for 2013. What's yours?
"To laugh often and love much:
to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to give of one's self;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded."
Much love to you and yours this holiday season!