Most nonprofits experience a significant lull in donations and donor activity in the months of January and February. The post year end doldrums. Donors are slow to give, having distributed their 2010 charitable contributions during the ebullience of the holiday season. Consumers are recovering from gift purchases. The weather makes for hermits, with snow, ice […]
In the age of brand image as king, consumer driven marketing, it is something when a company or organization goes no holds barred in providing its public with this level of transparency. Middlesex Hospital has a very cool and very risky new feature. I have to believe that they wouldn’t be putting themselves out there […]
When someone comes in contact with another person or place, something of that person is left behind, and something is taken away. “Locard’s Exchange Principle” Edmund Locard was a 20th century forensic scientist and director of the first crime lab in Lyon, France in 1910. His theory postulates that wherever two things meet, evidence exists […]
From Ken Grimsley: Working in diverse corporate cultures with the Fortune 100, small businesses and nonprofits as consultant and staff member, I’ve seen some vivid examples of stress. Other than the impending terror of losing a job with a bloated mortgage and work overload beyond reason, here’s my Top Five (can you add more?): 1. […]
Two problems with communication: 1) too often it is assumed that is has been accomplished. 2) the voices in our head drown out the words of everyone else.