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storyjams
17
Sep

The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference: Story Jams 2015

... 1000 monkeys working on 1000 typewriters... I am but one monkey working on a laptop with a busted "h" key, but I still know a good…

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October 2010:

Mats Werner checks out the surf from the parking lot near Incinerator Rock at Long Beach in Tofino.
07
Sep

3 Tips for Better Nonprofit Photos

<This post was written by my favourite photographer, Kathleen Hinkel of Vancity Visuals - her work is absolutely stunning, and she is freakin' hilarious! Not only am…

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deartom
27
May

Dear Tom: A Letter to the Leader of the Federal NDP

<A Canadian Federal election is coming up this fall and we are in desperate need of a new Prime Minister. As the election date draws closer, my…

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20
May

3 Tips For Work-Life Balance (Hint: There Is No Balance)

<Typical day at the office... a kid on my head> The office closed at 4, but I left late on March 27, 2009. After weeks of…

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literacy 2
13
Apr

Literacy And Storytelling – Part 2

In my first post in this series, I discussed some basic definitions of literacy and storytelling. Recent OECD statistics suggest that about 49% of adults struggle…

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lit
23
Mar

Literacy And Storytelling – Part 1

A few weeks ago I was honoured to be able to present at The Storytelling Nonprofit’s Virtual Conference. I was thrilled that so many attended my…

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swollen members
15
Jan

Swollen Members: Membership vs Donorship

The topic I'm about to discuss may be as uncomfortable as your gibbly bits in spandex on a hot summer day.... Membership. <insert Wilhelm Scream> As…

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start blogging
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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05
Jan

5 Books To Read In 2015

Uh huh! It's that time of year again! As usual, turning on to any site will give you best books from the previous year and some…

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story
23
Oct

Jam Sammich #2 – Vanessa Chase

Prologue When I transitioned into a fundraising role, I got my hands on every resource I could find. I wanted to do the best job I…

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