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Monthly archives for July, 2013

Zen and Juggling Fire

Every morning when I get to my desk, I have great plans. Then I open my inbox. And my phone rings. And then something IT-related decides to go on the fritz. And so on, and so on. You know. Life happens. I’m not complaining – I love my job. I want to be busy. But […]

Who Are We Trying To Impress?

Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.  With a little writer’s liberty, we can add the addendum: the difference between the right number of words and the wrong number of words is the difference between clarity and total confusion. […]

3 Quick Ways to give your Communicati...

It is easy to get stuck in a routine. Routines are great for things like brushing your teeth, but don’t let the mundane stay for very long in your nonprofit communications. Communication audits are ideal for evaluating your organization’s communications. But if you do not have time or a budget for an audit, there are […]

The Meaning of Independence Day

Everybody knows that since July 4, 1776, we have celebrated our independence from Great Britain, but not everybody knows it has only been a Federal holiday since 1870. From 1776 to today, the American people have celebrated with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to family gatherings, vacations, and barbecues.   While enjoying yourself this […]

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