A frame helps them listen, think, and take action

When we frame information, we put boundaries around a topic and tell people what to focus on. We do the thinking work so they don’t have to.

How do you know you made a difference?

How do we know if we made a difference? How do we do evaluation simply given all of the demands on our time and the fact that too often, evaluation is not funded.

Small actions

I’ve always liked the quote from Dwight Eisenhower, “If you can’t solve a problem, enlarge it.” It invites us to turn technical problems into system change opportunities. So it isContinue reading “Small actions”

Nonprofit Radio Show: Sunshine for Small Nonprofits

Nancy Bacon and Sarah Brooks co-host the Nonprofit Radio Show, a podcast designed to give small, rural nonprofits regular opportunities to learn and connect on topics that matter.

Hard out it of to is understand order words.

Good instructional design puts information in an order that makes sense. It taps into the right emotions. It centers what you will see or hear different afterwards.

The Case for Graphics and Design

“It don’t care what it looks like. The content is there.”“I’m not good at graphics. I use PowerPoint templates to create a slidedeck.”“I’m a bullet-point junky. I can’t live withoutContinue reading “The Case for Graphics and Design”

You don’t get compliance by talking about compliance.

Many compliance-focused efforts are built around the belief that people will do something if they know about it. This article explains four other ways to increase compliance for the long term.

Stairs, ramps, and curb-cuts: Designing for everyone

If you were constructing an entrance to a building and were resource-constrained, would you build stairs or a ramp? Stairs make the building accessible to individuals who are able-bodied. The rampContinue reading “Stairs, ramps, and curb-cuts: Designing for everyone”

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