Writing For Good
Stories, thoughts, and tidbits from the fight to help change the worlds most important organizations for the better
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How should you respond when you get good feedback but you aren't ready to make the changes you want?
Brigitta Field - 1/21/2021

Even when you know your organization needs changes, and you know what those changes are, sometimes it is impossible to put the changes we want to make into practice. For non-profit organizations, which often provide services for little or no money and rely on volunteer workers, responding to feedback that asks for big changes can seem like a daunting challenge. Implementing change requires…

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In 2020 we worked to help our customers adapt and gather feedback from individuals who were more vulnerable than ever.
Blake Kohler - 1/13/2021

The year 2020 has been challenging for everyone, but it is particularly challenging for vulnerable individuals and those that spend their lives serving them. These challenges became very apparent for the team at Pulse For Good. We worked to help our customers adapt and gather feedback from individuals who were more vulnerable than ever. Many of these challenges drove our product's evolution and…

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If you're new to retrospectives or are considering how a retrospective might benefit your organization, here are four reasons they can be an excellent way to improve your organization.
Blake Kohler - 12/17/2020

When working in software development, it is almost impossible to escape a retrospective concept---popularized by advocates of the agile software development process such as Scrum. The iterative process of developing products and programs has been, possibly rightfully, glorified in the tech unicorn's rise over the last ten years. Building what is often called an MVP or minimum viable product has…

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Four different reasons you should be actively seeking feedback from vulnerable individuals your organization serves
Blake Kohler - 12/15/2020

Exposing yourself to negative feedback is always hard. But it is a necessary step towards improvement. When helping vulnerable individuals in their quest for a more sustainable future, it can become easy to get caught up in the complaints about everything that is going wrong in their lives. However, by listening, you can unlock opportunities for growth for your organization and those individuals…

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Getting feedback can be frustrating, but you can make sure your feedback collection process is a breeze by following these five simple steps.
Blake Kohler - 12/8/2020

Have you been tasked with setting up a feedback process for your organization? Perhaps you're amassing feedback from clients, patients, or customers. Maybe your focus is more internal, like accumulating input from employees, students, or volunteers. Whatever group you are trying to gather feedback from, here are a few easy steps to help make your feedback gathering a success. Step #1: Visualize…

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The need to be more productive is constant. If you can do more of your work while putting in less effort, your life improves.
Blake Kohler - 12/1/2020

No matter what business you are in, the need to be more productive is constant. If you can do more of your work while putting in less effort, your life improves. One of the best ways to understand how you can be more productive is by effectively gathering, giving, and utilizing feedback. Here are four different ways feedback can help you improve your productivity as an individual or an…

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