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Monthly archives for August, 2013

2014 JustWrite Solutions Pro Bono RFP...

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” Benjamin Disraeli   It’s that time of year again! We are excited to release our 2014 RFP for a full year of pro bono services. The winner of the 2014 Request for Proposals will receive […]

Experiment with a Smile

Why do we smile easily when we see a baby, but turn to stone when we walk into an elevator?  Why is this simple facial gesture often so elusive? Studies tell us that 55 % of all communication is nonverbal, with the vast majority of that being through facial expressions. (Louder Than Words, A. Barbour). […]

Data vs. Intuition–which is dri...

Evidence and data are essential tools for your success in writing proposals. For projects to be successful in the long term the data that is collected must be objective. While most people would say the evidence they present to support their need is objective, it’s very easy to skew data—even if it is not intentional. […]

The Art and Science of Best Practices

Two words that have bothered me throughout my career are best practices (what can I say? I’m weird. I am also annoyed by the word sneakers.). But getting beyond my weirdness…..why do  best practices irk me? The words best practices can be over-used jargon that is part of our daily world. So why do I—and […]

Community Festivals

Hometown festivals, fairs, and community gatherings can be a great way to spend time with your family, learn more about your community, and have fun while giving something back. I am not sure about other states, but living in Ohio provides many benefits, one of which is there is a festival nearly every weekend during […]

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