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ZGAGA piše, ko ji paše. To, kar piše, paše brat.

Support me and play to efficiently run your nonprofit organisation

I would like to present my book The Playground – Play to efficiently run your nonprofit organisations. It’s a playful, relaxed handbook, written for all the managers of nonprofits all over the world. As written on its back cover:

This handbook is a simplified version of my understanding of non-profit management. It’s the result of years of studying contemporary literature on leadership and management, a mesh-up of my personal experience and knowledge gained during the 20 years of both professional and voluntary work in non-profit projects.

The reason I wrote it lies in the situation many non-profits are facing. No funds, no strategy, no staff or volunteers to do the work.

I used the memory palace technique (https://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Memory-Palace) to make it easier for every manager to always remember the most important things when leading a non-profit.

I used the metaphor of a playground that is to be renovated. The story then takes you from the Climbing Wall (Mission) to Spring Rocker (Legislation), Sandbox (Creativity), Train (Content and programmes), Hopscotch (Budgeting), Roundabout (Human resource management), Slide (Education and training), Seesaw (Public relations), Wobbly Log Bridge (Fundraising), Trampoline (Competition), The Chin-up Bar (Time and energy management), Bench (Board management), Drinking Fountain (Needs of employees and volunteers), Trash Can (Ethics).

Each playground element provides the reader with three pieces of simple advice.

The Playground: Play to efficiently run your nonprofit organisation is an idea that you can easily adopt in your organisation. I encourage you to get it now and contribute for my further work in the sector.

Let me tell you more about my qualifications.

I hold a BA in English and Spanish language and literature and MSc in Management of non-profit organizations. For the last 22 years I have been active in non-profit organizations, working in the area of humanitarian aid, arts, youth, sports, education; working on a voluntary and professional basis, in the public and NGO sector.

I am a Certified Fund Raising Executive, a member of European Research Network on Philanthropy and Social Value International and a delegate for Slovenia in European Fundraising Association.

As a volunteer and later on an employee, I have been active in the Slovenian non-profit sector since 1999. In all these years I have learned that human resource management is of utmost importance.

I realized that the Slovenian culture and environment are not really nonprofit-friendly, although in times of Corona we have demonstrated how important our work is. Proactivity and flexibility were key in solving the problems of society. I am thankful for being part of it.

So, your contribution would allow me to continue with my work and research of the Slovenian third sector.

My scientific article about Slovenian NGOs has been published last September in the scientific journal Sustainability.

You can read it here https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/18/7363

Secondly, I was invited to write an article in the Alliance Magazine

Doing and publishing research is what I do in my free time, otherwise, I earn my bread by helping to raise funds for those Slovenian organisations that are keen to learn and therefore have the potential to better serve the community. In my work, I am in constant contact with people in need, which pushes me to perform even better.

Another good thing about my work is that I can put the findings of all my research into practice immediately.

My mission is to empower the Slovenian nonprofit sector to be able to do good better, as Peter F. Drucker put it.

Therefore I invite you to contribute by donating to support my mission. In return, you will get my e-book and will be able to enjoy a cheerful, and useful winter reading.

If you want to learn more, you can read an article about my handbook The Playground in the European Fundraising Association newsletter.

With your contribution, you will support my free counselling hours for grassroots and small Slovenian charity organisations as well as my research of the Slovenian non-profit sector.

Your donation will help me help all the beneficiaries – the poor, the excluded, the sick, the victims of domestic violence, the homeless, and many more.

After receiving your contribution, you will get an e-mail with two links to my handbook – to the .mobi version and .pdf version.

I hope you like the idea of the playground and find the solutions I propose useful for your organisation.

Thank you very much for your support.

Livija Rojc Štremfelj, MSc, CFRE

president of Agencija LARS, Institute for Arts, Education and Counselling

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