Posts tagged nonprofit
Intern Blog #3: Information Design

As an MBA candidate with a focus on Business Analytics, I know how important data is to good decision-making. However, my time at Mockingbird has really driven home that when it comes to rallying people to action, whether it be volunteers, community partners, or grant funders, data needs to be more than just spreadsheets and percentages

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Getting the Gang Together

We've been having lots of conversations recently with organizations who are being held back by not getting the most out of their board of directors. Since boards can be a huge asset when it comes to executing a strategic and effective evaluation plan we thought it would helpful to put together a couple of blogs on how to get the most out of your board from recruitment through meetings and beyond. 

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What Would Proust Do? WWPD

At the end of the 19th century, a young French writer named Marcel Proust answered a series of questions from a confession book, similar to what we’d call an autograph book. The responses to these inquiries were thought to unlock the true character of a person – it was a popular parlor game at the time. Proust’s eloquent, extraordinary answers became quite famous, and although he didn’t author the questions himself, the collective queries are now known as a Proust Questionnaire.

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Logic Models vs. Theory of Change AKA: how to get to a puppy filled meadow

You’re standing at the foot of a massive journey through the woods along an unsteady path, faced with every obstacle imaginable: brambles, clouds of stinging insects, savage beasts, plain old exhaustion. Reaching the end of this odyssey seems nearly impossible; there’s simply too much standing in your way. Though you know the trail ends in the most beautiful, serene meadow, filled with puppies and pots of gold, the obstacles seem insurmountable. How will you ever make it?

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