Clarity First Newsletter, May 26, 2017

“Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

Clarity First Newsletter, May 19, 2017

“Love is the only emotion that expands intelligence.” – Peter Senge

Clarity First Newsletter, May 12, 2017

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

Clarity First Newsletter, May 5, 2017

“In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Clarity First Newsletter, April 28, 2017

“To improve is to change.” – Winston Churchill

Learning to be better digital marketers

Photos of this week’s DIY Digital Marketing Camp, the Survey Course

Clarity First Newsletter, April 21, 2017

“The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.” – Brené Brown

Clarity First Newsletter, April 14, 2017

“The purpose of looking at the future is to disturb the present.” — Gaston Berger

Clarity First Newsletter, April 7, 2017

“Be interesting. Tell the truth. And if you can’t tell the truth, fix it so you can.” – Jonah Sachs

Clarity First Newsletter, March 31, 2017

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Clarity First Newsletter, March 24, 2017

“We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.” – Mary Catherine Bateson

Four practices that facilitate conversation between ‘us’ and ‘them’.

We can’t present effective arguments if we don’t understand where the other side is actually coming from.

Clarity First Newsletter, March 17, 2017

“Acknowledging what you don’t know is the dawning of wisdom.” – Charlie Munger

Rules of thumb about telling stories that transform audiences

15 things that Nancy Duarte knows about creating presentations that move hearts and minds.

Clarity First Newsletter, March 10, 2017

“We can either renew our commitment to push farther out, to build on our successes, to keep doing harder and harder things — or else to lower our sights and compromise our goals.” – Astronaut Scott Kelly

Clarity First Newsletter, March 3, 2017

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

The “Tweetable Findings” of the annual survey of how nonprofits are managing their communications efforts.

Clarity First Newsletter, February 24, 2017

“Be interesting. Tell the truth. And if you can’t tell the truth, fix it so you can.” – John Powers

Learning to communicate to reduce stress, create connection and resolve conflict.

The language we use and how we use it provides a powerful means to not only resolve conflicts, but to go even further to create true connection.

A ridiculously simple way of learning how your brand is perceived

Your brand is not what you say it is, it’s what your audience says it is. How do you find out what they say it is? Ask them.

25 logos for 25 adjectives

A design exercise that turns some of the most used and popular words in English into logos.

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“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph G. Nichols

Photos of a learning community

Learning to use clarity about who you serve and how you help to improve both client and donor relationships.

Learning to listen from

How to apply human-centered design process to the issues you care about.