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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In our conversations with leaders at Nevermore three themes emerged.
Blake Kohler - 10/12/2021

A few weeks ago, we attended one of our first in-person events since the start of the pandemic. In beautiful downtown Baltimore, we gathered with members of the Citygate Network to share best practices and learn more about what's working around the country. Hiding in the back of the exhibit hall, we talked to outstanding leaders around the country about how they're gathering feedback and how their…

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Rescue missions and other faith-based homeless service providers help people experiencing homelessness all over the country. Today we're highlighting five of them.
Blake Kohler - 10/5/2021

Rescue missions and other faith-based homeless service providers help people experiencing homelessness all over the country. Today we're highlighting five of them. When working with homeless service providers in most cities, you'll notice there is often a distinction between faith-based service providers and other secular providers. The difference often comes from the type of services offered and…

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When you get feedback from your volunteers, it gives you a unique opportunity to improve your services
Blake Kohler - 9/29/2021

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit organizations. These volunteers will often be augmenting your services and can form your daily front line. Because of the proximity to the services you offer, volunteers provide an excellent view of your organization's effectiveness. Their outside perspective, volunteers give you a unique opportunity to solicit feedback about ways your organization…

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Feedback can be an effective tool to help you raise money to address problems and make improvements.
Blake Kohler - 9/23/2021

In any nonprofit, there is a need to raise money perpetually. Most successful nonprofits are always on the lookout for new ways to raise money more effectively and balance the need to provide quality services. Naturally, this need to balance tasks leads to tension as you can't spend all your time raising money or giving services. This tension means that whenever you can make either of those tasks…

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The images of Afghans' overwhelming airports and other emergency departure areas are heartbreaking. While nonprofits are doing everything they can to meet the Afghans' needs, they need all of our help.
Blake Kohler - 8/24/2021

As the Taliban continue their march across Afghanistan, more than a half-million Afghans have fled their homes, fearing the reinstation of fundamentalist Islamic rule. Maybe fear the retribution of working with or for the U.S. Government. Nations worldwide are opening their doors to take in these refugees, but their need is still dire. Nonprofit groups are stepping up to try and help handle the…

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Forgetting certain things can help you build a more productive future. Here are four things to forget to help you 'be a goldfish' in your feedback process.
Blake Kohler - 8/17/2021

In the hit HBO series Ted Lasso, the title character Ted Lasso hands out some delightful wisdom as the head coach of a soccer team to one of his players named Sam. The exchange goes something like this: "Do you know what the happiest animal on earth is? It's a goldfish. You know why?" - Ted "No". - Sam "It's got a ten-second memory. Be a goldfish, Sam." - Ted (It's much better watched: https://www…

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