The Spacious Blog
Hacks to improve your work and life.
Writing effective content on the internet is an essential skill in the modern world. Simply being a good writer doesn’t automatically mean you can write well on the internet. There are some pretty fundamental shifts that you need to take into account if you’re writing and hoping that your audience receives what you’re putting out. […]
Tell a story of an interesting client/project. Explain your process. How do you do things? Why did you choose to do things this way? Where is your industry headed? What opportunities and threats lay ahead? Think of a question that clients ask you all the time. Answer it! Make a list of your favorite resources/websites/businesses […]
I’m a potential donor with $20 to spend. What would make me decide to spend this $20 on a donation to you instead of all the other dumb things I could spend 20 bucks on? A lot of nonprofits don’t spend a lot of time thinking seriously about why people choose to give money to […]
Jamie surprised many by winning the 3rd District Primary and ending the Blackwells’ 45-year dynasty. Jamie has been a champion of equitable community development throughout her extensive career in the nonprofit sector.
I’ll be launching a big nonprofit website and also going be kicking off a couple of new nonprofit projects. It got me thinking a little bit about what it takes to prepare a team for an effective nonprofit project. Process is everything! And, more specifically, making sure that the right people are involved at the […]
Like all things in life, SEO requires balance. While you’re trying to impress Google’s algorithm and get its attention, don’t sacrifice your users. There are lots of firms out there that will charge you lots of money, go through your site, jam every single nook and cranny they can find with keywords to help you […]
Over time, I’ve developed a creative process that takes the guesswork out of producing good quality work. Give yourself plenty of time, commit to putting in the work, and trust the process.
Resumes are almost obsolete. Increasingly what matters is what shows up on Google and/or social media when potential employers and clients look you up.
This year, use your year-end giving campaign to tell a story that connects with your audience and makes them feel important. Try stepping outside the box, being bold, and closing this year’s fundraising out with a splash.
Humans have a nasty tendency to see our unique traits as weaknesses. We wish we could be more like our professional idols and successful competitors, and we look at our own oddities with contempt.
The reality is, people today crave authenticity. People want to do business with real people.