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305, 2019

What is the problem you’d give your life to solve?

May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sounds a little extreme. But the truth is, you are giving your life, day in and day out, to solve a problem. That's why nonprofits exist. You see the need and you've stepped up to make a difference. You have a vision. Your vision is your greatest tool. Really. There is no better way to attract what you need - volunteers, advocates, donors - than to state your vision. Over [...]

205, 2019

Get Your Message Out There

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How do you attract attention? You start by visually connecting with your audience. Yes, making a great impression really matters. If you want people to hear what you have to say, they have to like you. They have to feel a connection. That starts with a great first impression. Don't hire a pilot. Or run an ad. Or hold a gala. Just speak to each person and share your vision. [...]

2801, 2019

Solving the Biggest Problems

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Merle's Blog|

What does it take to solve the big problems? How do we move from temporary fixes to real solutions? You can't do it alone. It takes a community of thinkers, doers and donors. It takes an ecosystem. I've been thinking a lot about ecosystems. It's actually entrepreneurial ecosystems (more on them later) that got me started. From there I went way back to basic biology and the interdependence of organisms [...]

502, 2018

Be a Visionary

February 5th, 2018|Categories: Merle's Blog|

Do you avoid trying something new because it takes time? Time you can’t spare? There’s a way to make big changes, with big dividends, without investing any more of your time. Really. The trick is to switch your thinking from mission to vision. They are two different views or attitudes. You’ll be amazed at the difference this mental shift will make. Vision is what attracts people to your cause. As [...]

102, 2018

Open Up!

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

You are playing a numbers game. You need more – more advocates, more volunteers, more donors. The challenge is to make sure the numbers keeps going up. That’s why you need to open the doors. Yes, open up and invite people in. Give a tour. Make it easy for people to find you. Be welcoming. Start with the tour. Invite people to come see your work. Even if it’s not [...]

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