Jun 11 2013, 03:00 AM by Melissa M. Firman
As you’re reading this column, I’m preparing for our annual vacation to a small, barely-on-the-map island on the real-life Jersey shore. Our family’s cottage is the sort of place where Internet access is spotty, at best. For a week, that’s how I like it. Immobile and unplugged, with only the ocean and a book by my side.
Posted in Tech Editorial, Presence for Non-Profits
Sep 28 2012, 10:52 AM by Elaine Fogel
Although email communications have been in use since the 1970s, many organizations today still haven’t developed their own email signature standards. Creating an email signature standard is similar to developing your non-profit’s logo and name criteria, which are part of its overall brand or communications standards.
Posted in Tips & Resources, Associations & Organizations, Benchmark Series & Contests, Benchmark Series, Presence for Non-Profits
Sep 27 2012, 11:18 AM by Andy Shore
I’d like to thank all of you for the positive response to our Presence for Non-Profits
series. Last week (and part of this week), I asked all of you to Ask Andy a non-profit or other marketing related question to be answered in this edition of the Benchmark 5. Some of your questions were covered during the series, like How to Start a Non-Profit
. Here are the winners.
Posted in Benchmark Series & Contests, Benchmark Series, Presence for Non-Profits
Sep 26 2012, 10:31 AM by Melissa M. Firman
When I saw my friend’s text, I immediately went into cruise director mode. (Those of you who are children of the 1980s like me can just call me Julie McCoy for the remainder of this guest post.)
Coming to Pittsburgh next week! Never been. No idea what to see or do.
Posted in Associations & Organizations, Growing Your Business, Benchmark Series & Contests, Benchmark Series, Presence for Non-Profits
Sep 26 2012, 10:30 AM by Gene Takagi / Emily Chan
When exploring opportunities to pursue your passion to make a difference in the world, starting a charitable non-profit can often seem like the perfect strategy. In some cases, founders are able to create successful non-profits with hard work and good fortune. But more times than not, they create nonviable organizations that are abandoned or dissolved after a few years. What separates the founders who succeed from those who fail is not easily answered, but there are preliminary steps that would-be founders should take to increase their chances of realizing their goals.
Posted in Associations & Organizations, Benchmark Series & Contests, Benchmark Series, Presence for Non-Profits