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05
Apr

Donor as Artist: Inspiring the Art of Creating Change

“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.”…

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24
Feb

Empathy Mapping: Questions to Help You Love Your Donor

Jeannie loves fresh garden carrots. She had a huge garden on the farm where she raised her five kids. Her husband Hank told her she grew…

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10
Nov

Story Jams – Trent Thompson

Prologue A mysterious figure, born and raised in Indiana, destined to be a warrior. I really just want to sit and spin a yarn with Trent…

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11
Aug

Nonprofit Summer Exercise 13: Spruce It Up

Nonprofit Summer has been full of exercises to help you reflect, recentre and refocus. How are you feeling so far? Exercise 13: Spruce It Up Likely, you've…

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Mar

Jam Sammich #4 – Simon Scriver

PROLOGUE When I first stumbled upon Simon Scriver (aka @TotalFR) online, I thought “Finally! Someone who thinks and swears just like me! FUCK YES!” Not only…

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12
Jan

Monday Morning Mugshots – January 12, 2015

Well happy freakin' New Year! We're two weeks in. How are you doing? Still going to the gym? Still not eating entire bags of chips? Still…

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09
Jan

2015: The Year You Start Blogging

This is remix to ignition... I wrote about why your organisation should be blogging in 2014, and now I'm here to tell you (again) that 2015…

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09
Oct

You’re Awesome, But Your Stock Photos Suck

<This image is called "Perfect Family"> Nearly a decade ago, my first communications gig was at a provincial literacy organisation. I was charged with giving the…

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22
Sep

Monday Morning Mugshots – September 22, 2014

L'automne! Last week was cool + rainy, and this week it's set to be summer temperatures. I'll take this as a sign that the crush of…

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17
Sep

Dear Seth Godin… So What?

Thought Leaders & the Litany of Platitudes Dear Godin, Gladwell, TED Talkers, et al, SO WHAT? I mean this in the most passionate, pure-of-heart, eager-to-do-good kind…

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