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July 2008 Blog Posts (5)

The World Is A Mess - Yes or No?

The Girl Effect

The powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.

Why Girls?

Because there’s poverty, and war, and hunger, and AIDS, and because when adolescent girls in the developing world have a chance, they can be the most powerful force of change for themselves, their families, communities, countries, and even the planet.

But while those 600… Continue

Added by Chad Crouch on July 29, 2008 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Be Inspiring: How to tell a powerful story

With insights into the key elements of an effective narrative, Barry Cook, the Director of Disney’s Mulan and Special Effects Animator on Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, demonstrates practical ways to effectively communicate your story. Download your own copy of the 10 elements of a powerful story.…


Added by Chad Crouch on July 25, 2008 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Here's an easy, simple framework you can use to tell your story effectively

This is an excerpt from

Beth Kanter's blog. We've already discussed why storytelling is important in any medium for nonprofits to use in their fundraising and marketing efforts. And in a social media strategy as Alanna points out, stories help build momentum, energize, and can help bring your organization's mission to live. As Stephen Downes mentions stories capture our attention and points to Jason Ohler's… Continue

Added by Chad Crouch on July 25, 2008 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Partnerships On Purpose

As the field of corporate social responsibility matures, there are some noticeable cracks beginning to appear. There are those organizations that have spent a lot of time “talking” about the good that they do, but have little to show. Additionally, there are those corporations whose involvement and commitment to their cause of choice ends after a check is written and they are recognized for their charity.

Most of us are familiar with the “sniff” test. In order to check if something… Continue

Added by Chad Crouch on July 24, 2008 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

What’s Your Return On Pro Bono?

How to invest in the work you love without sacrificing business integrity.

There are a lot of differing opinions on what pro bono means. If you read the Online Etymology Dictionary, this term is short for pro bono publico "for the public good." However, over the past several years, this term has been commonly accepted as meaning “for free.”

For a business owner, the term pro bono it is often introduced when a well meaning, but financially disadvantaged,… Continue

Added by Chad Crouch on July 10, 2008 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

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