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14
Aug

Shared Identity and Local Voice

I keep a picture of my grandparents on my desk at work. As I write for a variety of stakeholders, it really boils down to this…

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13
Aug

Big Surprise: Sucky Websites Suck!

Back when the internet was new to farm kids (the 90s), I tried visiting the National Film Board site. It was one of those experiences I’ll…

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dorothy
13
Aug

How did I get here?

Congratulations! It’s a non-profit! If you’re like me, that might not have been the original plan. I was going to do sexy things. Write novels. Direct films.…

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06
Aug

colludo: a definition

I love words. As an undergraduate studying Medieval English, I had the pleasure of digging deep into the roots of the English language. I was struck…

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Naughty+By+Nature
26
Feb

OPP – Other People’s Philanthropy

O is for other, P is for People, scratch a temple: The last P, well, that’s not so simple… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJgFU3U4X_Y One thing I’ve noticed about fundraisers…

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25
Feb

Aha! Using Personas to Write Better Appeals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914 You may be familiar with the term persona or avatar. It's a marketing term that gets used a lot in the content marketing realm. It…

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roxette
24
Feb

Don’t Bore Us, Get To The Chorus: Make Your Communications as Catchy as a Roxette Song

“Hello, you fool. I love you. Come on join our monthly giving program.” Okay. Maybe not quite. But stick with me on this one and I…

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