Help for nonprofit organizations

Ignite Louisville and Encore Louisville offer the nonprofit community a chance to get a group of outside thinkers involved in moving something forward.

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Our Leadership Louisville Center president Cynthia Knapek finds inspiration and creative energy from TED Talks. Here are some of her favorites from TED, along with books, authors and resources she recommends. As you find a few moments to “sharpen the saw”, we hope you find these resources valuable.

Featured article: “To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive” by Art Markman, author of Smart Thinking

Board matching

Create your profile on BoardMatchIf you’re looking to serve in our community, or if you already serve on a nonprofit board and are seeking board candidates, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has created a new website called BoardMatch. The website is live for individuals and nonprofits to create their profiles and find one another at

More Learning for Leaders



On Collective Impact

Collective Impact” John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review (article)

Nicholas Christakas: Hidden Influence of Social Networks (TED Talk)

The 17 Undisputable Laws of Teamwork” by John Maxwell (book)

The Wisdom of Crowds” by John Surowiecki (book)

On Marketing your Ideas

TED Talk: Derek Stivers:  How to Start a Movement

Made to Stick” Chip and Dan Heath (Harvard Business Review blog)

TED Talk: Seth Godin: Tribes

TED Talk : Seth Godin: How Ideas Spread

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” by Clay Shirky (book)

TED Talk: Clay Shirky: Cognitive Surplus