Tag Archives: Catalyst X-Change

What do Batman, Simba, and Fawkes the Phoenix have in common? Read on…

Written by: Melissa Noyes This past Saturday was spent with Kiwanis International’s Circle K GATC conference here in Indianapolis.  GATC brings together the brand new Governors (college students that run their district’s Circle K programming) and their Administrators (volunteers who … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW  Training Coordinator/Cofounder You don’t have to go far to hear about the issues that face our city, our country, and our world.  I don’t know about you, but I find it easy to get bogged down … Continue reading

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Breaking Through Millennial Myths

Written by: Melissa Noyes I came across a great blog yesterday written by Millennial Daniel Newman entitled “Time for a Millennial to Speak for Millennials.”  I wanted to highlight it in my blog this week for two reasons: 1. I … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to See “The Lorax”

By: Melissa Noyes Being a big fan of Dr. Seuss, I was excited when previews for “The Lorax” started popping up.  I was a bit skeptical; however, as this is one of my favorite books and I wasn’t sure how it was … Continue reading

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The Markers Tell All

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW  Training Coordinator/Cofounder This past week we had a dynamic training with a group of young professionals that are entering the world of nonprofits and have been serving around the city this year.  The training topic was … Continue reading

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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: A Solution to Helicopter Parenting

Written by: Melissa Noyes I came across an article last night on NPR that talked about helicopter parents in the workplace.  (You can read the article here).   Helicopter parenting is an issue that comes up frequently during our trainings … Continue reading

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Managing Up: A Smart Strategy for Young Professionals

By: Melissa Noyes While creating tailor-made trainings for local nonprofits, we often come across new ideas and concepts.  Our latest find is the concept of “managing up.”  This isn’t a term that I had ever heard before, but after a … Continue reading

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