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The Takeaway: The How & Why of Nonprofit Communications

The following is cross-posted from Compassion Takes Action, the blog at The Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago, where I currently work as an Americorps VISTA

We had two workshops back-to-back this Wednesday, the first on “Tapping Technology Resources” for nonprofits and the second on the changing media landscape, presented by Thom Clark from the Community Media Workshop. The first workshop, which I hosted, included a wide range of web-based tools that organizations can use to become more efficient and increase their impact. The second highlighted how nonprofits can market themselves in this post-paper age. So this version of The Takeaway is a limited-edition double feature:

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The Takeaway: 9 Ways to Reduce Stress

The following is cross-posted from Compassion Takes Action, the blog at The Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago, where I currently work as an Americorps VISTA

Our latest workshop at The Volunteer Center was presented by Jerry Pinney, who is a professional coach and . The workshop was all about how people in the non-profit world can reduce the amount stress both in their lives and in their workplace. His lessons seemed especially valuable in our current situation, with so many organizations facing rising needs for their services but decreasing funding from state and other sources. Needless to say we’re all just a little bit stressed. So, here were nine things that Jerry said everyone can do to reduce stress every single day (along with my comments on some of them):

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Social Marketing for Nonprofits

The following is cross-posted from Compassion Takes Action, the blog at The Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago, where I currently work as an Americorps VISTA

Last week our Americorps VISTA’s Mike Ewing and Karla Micheli joined our skilled volunteer Karen Olenick as presenters for the “Social Networking– Online Resources” workshop. The discussion covered everything from fundraising to Facebook and Twitter to Causes and Google for Nonprofits. If you couldn’t make it to the workshop but you still want to check out their advice, they put their presentations on Sldeshare for your viewing pleasure.

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