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Tell your story with enthusiasm

No one “just” runs his own business or “just” leads a community non-profit organization. Use the word “just,” and suddenly you are saying that who you are, and what you … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

(Out)Pour with care

It’s still raining in Houston. The impulse to do something, anything, to try to help the untold number of people affected by Harvey is very strong. It’s a great impulse. … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

ICYMI: Great email tips for non-profits

July is here, so it is all hands on deck for the rest of 2017 for non-profit organizations. It’s time to finalize designs and themes for holiday- and end-of-year giving … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The ‘old’ that is ‘new’ again

Previously I’ve mentioned in this space that print and direct mail are still viable marketing options. The USPS has recently compiled a great deal of research that drives that point … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

A festival of failure

I ran across a couple of articles related to a new museum opening next month: The Museum of Failure. Psychologist Samuel West came up with the concept. Here’s a takeaway … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The point about touch points

In an exercise in taking my own advice, I’m Recycling content that I think has value, and Attempting to share posts that are concise … and brief. A trendy term … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Take time to get inspired

The U.S. Small Business Administration realizes that small business owners are often too busy to attend the many great activities that the administration offers during National Small Business Week … … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The challenge of simplicity

Late last year, freelance content creator Matt Mansfield distilled 151 articles projecting marketing trends for 2017 into a glorious infographic. (I love infographics!) The article even comes with instructions on … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t help build a bridge to nowhere

My personality is a slightly bizarre combination of cynicism and optimism. I’d like to consider myself a healthy skeptic but there are times when I just want, even need, positive … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

How truth got so complicated

I promised a couple of weeks ago that we would explore in more detail how to discern reputable sources from those better left to themselves. I wish it were a … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment