Speaker | Entrepreneur | Author

Sam Davidson's blog

Every Tuesday, I write.

I share an idea I’ve come up with, a struggle I’m wrestling with, a puzzle I’m turning over in my head, or a story that I think the world needs to hear. You can sign up to get these emailed to you each Tuesday morning by clicking here

On Thursdays, I write at Batch about a business idea or concept, usually through the lens of my day-to-day work as co-founder and CEO or from the viewpoint and lessons learned of our purveyors. Follow along here

On LinkedIn and Twitter I often toss out quick thoughts and ideas that aren’t ready for longer posts just yet or something that I’m seeking feedback on. 

If you'd like to get more ideas like these sent to you each day, it's easy: sign up here.


Wanna Work at a Nonprofit?

Here's a great article from Athens about the emerging issues within the nonprofit world in terms of employment.

Very few schools offer practical training that will pay off in the nonprofit world. This is confusing, given that the sector is growing faster than the for-profit world.

More and more people I know claim they want to work for a nonprofit, namely so that 'their day will mean something.' While days can be meaningful in other ways, I understand what they're saying. For whatever reason, many folks are wired so that they want to give back. And if they can do that for a living, what could be better?

There needs to be better training for nonprofit managers, more than just a workshop for half a day every so often. As nonprofits grown and change, there is a need for quality management that can help organizations transition. Likewise, there will be a need to recruit and retain top talent, not just within the sector, but from without as well. Nonprofit pay is increasing, but when lines blur between the personal and the professional, and when someone is not supported in their work, burnout can happen overnight.

It's great that lots of people want in; we need to make sure they stay.