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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Now more than ever, universities and colleges have a profound opportunity to answer questions through the power of feedback.
Arissa Dimond - 4/8/2021

There's a high level of value that comes from the notion that someone is listening. Today, we become distracted by the noise of the world, our inner circles, or even something as small as our smart devices. These distractions have taken away the idea that someone is listening and understanding the real issues that occur every day in the most common of places -- universities. According to the…

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Pulse For Good 2021 Release Notes: 2021 Q1 Release notes - Phone Surveys, Charting Options and Bug Fixes
Blake Kohler - 3/31/2021

Phone surveys 2020 made abundantly clear was that we couldn't always count on vulnerable individuals being able to come to an area where kiosks are located. While the system can always be used as an online survey tool, we wanted to help our partners reach even more clients while maintaining their anonymity. To accomplish the goal of gathering more feedback while maintaining anonymity, we've rolled…

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Three steps to making correcting people less painful
Blake Kohler - 3/17/2021

Anyone in a leadership position can relate to the awkwardness and pain that comes when trying to admonish someone and help them be better at whatever job they hope to accomplish. Walking the delicate balance between reproving and reprimanding can be difficult. Emotions often get involved (no one likes being told they're doing or did something wrong), and it can be easy for situations like these…

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Four tips to help you make your next survey great
Blake Kohler - 3/10/2021

Writing an excellent survey can be challenging; fortunately, we write a lot of them. Here are four quick tips to make your next survey be the talk of your office - assuming your office talks about surveys like our office does. That's not a weird thing, right? - Okay, well, maybe you can use these tips to silently make your next survey get much better results. #1: Simple questions Leonardo da…

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When we gather feedback, we spread the seeds of hope which we must be careful to nurture.
Blake Kohler - 3/4/2021

Recently I was in a meeting and sharing some of the work we do it. An individual in the discussion mentioned to us how much hope the ability to give input provides. Hoping that something will get better based on their feedback can be a lifeline for individuals experiencing the vulnerability you cannot easily escape. Giving feedback is based on a desire for a better future. When we talk about what…

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Helen Knight of Helen Knight Consulting answers a few questions about how to maximize the use of technology in your non-profit
Blake Kohler - 2/25/2021

*These questions are from Helen's appearance on the Business of Vulnerability podcast. To listen to the podcast here: * What advice would you have for a non-profit that finds themselves in a situation where there is no one advocating for the effective use of technology? IT is an investment that, if done right, will accelerate your mission return on investment every time. If an IT manager doesn't…

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