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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It's not easy to be a world-class listener at first, but it is simple to get started. And soon, you'll be great at listening.
Dustin Hughes - 9/28/2020

Do you want to improve your professional and personal life? Do you want to help other people do the same? All you have to do is listen. Being a great listener helps you connect with other people, learn what drives them and what they need, and can also teach you something about yourself. You'll also give other people the much-needed ear of someone who really cares. It's not easy to be a world-class…

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It is important to recognize the importance of gaining constant feedback from those you serve.
Brigitta Field - 9/24/2020

As much as many of us would like to, it is impossible to avoid criticism, and as a business or non-profit, it is important to recognize the importance of gaining constant feedback from those you serve. Feedback is an important step in the improvement process, but if we are truly open to hearing feedback, some will inevitably include negative feedback and sometimes harsh criticism, despite our best…

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Feedback is the most important measuring stick you've got when it comes to improving your organization
Dustin Hughes - 9/22/2020

You have an organization that provides services, and you want to do the best job possible. To get to the top of your field, you're going to have to learn and grow. How do you learn? By getting feedback from the people you serve. Planning, internal testing, wireframing, and vision are great. But until you know how the people you serve feel about what you offer, you'll never be able to grow…

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There are 5 rules you need to know for starting a nonprofit.
Dustin Hughes - 9/17/2020

So you're thinking about starting a nonprofit. You have the dream, you feel the call, and you're determined to make a difference. Good. The world needs service. The world needs your vision. The world needs more do-gooders, especially during this challenging time. But before you start your nonprofit, take some time and take stock. There are 5 rules you need to know for starting a nonprofit. 1. Do…

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Each of these types of empathy helps us relate to others in a different way, and each is a necessary part of understanding in different situations
Brigitta Field - 9/15/2020

Empathy is an important first step to create change in any environment. Change can be inconvenient and difficult for many people, and understanding the need for change and the impact it will have on others is necessary to help us push through when it becomes hard to dedicate ourselves to actively making changes. Psychologists have identified three main types of empathy, termed by psychologist Mark…

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Reading through posts and comments on social media over the past months havealso showcased some of the challenges associated with “listening” and “learning”
Brigitta Field - 9/10/2020

On June 2, 2020, social media platforms across the world joined together in recognition of police brutality against black Americans in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, an event known as “black-out Tuesday.” On Instagram particularly, celebrities, brands, and other influencers posted a plain black square in their feed instead of their usual content in solidarity with the…

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