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Legal Rebel, Janelle Orsi, Transforms the Way We Think About Leadership

In 2010, The American Bar Association named Janelle Orsi a Legal Rebel, for being an attorney who is remaking the legal profession through the power of innovation. We agree- Janelle is a rebel with a cause, transforming the way we think about leadership in this shifting economy. From participatory leadership to salary transparency, Janelle is leading by example to expand our definition of leadership. In this episode, Janelle shares examples of how her organization’s leadership practices create opportunities for every level of staff to be engaged in contributing to the organization.

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6 Tips for Gala Planning

6 Tips for Gala Planning That Nobody Ever Told You

We love planning galas. Galas allow us to combine all of our organizational strengths- strategy, creativity and execution- while also giving us an opportunity to stretch and grow, as we try new things. As we wind down the 2017 spring fundraising season, we wanted to share a few things organizations

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The Wakeman Agency Celebrates Black History Month

The Wakeman Agency is proud to celebrate black history in February and all year round. In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting black artists who have used art for social change. Throughout history, musicians, painters, filmmakers, poets and other creatives have used their respective medium to bring attention to social issues and inspire us to imagine a better tomorrow. Visit our Instagram feed to see profiles. @wakemanagency

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50 Game-Changers of PR for 2017

PR News recently asked its community to tell us who should be listed among the top game-changers of PR in the last few years. Here, we look at game-changer Vanessa Wakeman. Check out the complete list of the 50 Game-Changers of PR for 2017.

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Are You In Service to Your Greatness?

This question was the tipping point for my thought leadership. It was not until I answered that question, that I was able to get clear about my how I wanted to show up in the world. You see, I have always been an expert at being in service to others. I’m guessing as someone that chose to be in the nonprofit sector, an industry built on being in service to others, you, too, are great at it.

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Why You Really Want to Be a Thought Leader Now

If you’ve been reading my emails over the past couple of months, then you know how strongly I feel about helping to develop more women thought leaders in the nonprofit sector. But, the question I probably haven’t answered yet is why you really need to be a thought leader now. So here are 5 very simple yet persuasive reasons why you do, even if you don’t know it yet.

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Me and My Roommate, Resistance

In August, I made my way to France for a writing residency, to work on my book about my favorite topic: thought leadership for women. I was so excited to be there, away from work, away from my day-to-day distractions. I just wanted to write. This book is the next step in my thought leadership journey but more importantly, it’s the resource that I want women to have.

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