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  • Bloomberg Markets
    Wednesday Dec 29, 2010

    Keeping an eye on business and its machinations is the province of Bloomberg Markets, which utilizes the resources of more than 2,300 Bloomberg reporters worldwide to produce a rarity in today's news cycle: in-depth, investigative journalism.

    Source: Media Post: Magazine Rack
  • Burger King, Tim Hortons Vow To Cut Back On Antibiotics In Chicken
    By Ashlee Kieler - Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Amid growing concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals, Burger King has joined the list of fast food chains that will scale back on the use of drugs that are medically important to human beings. For livestock farmers, these antibiotics can help produce chickens that yield more meat. Unfortunately, the continuous low-dose use of antibiotics also contributes to …

    Source: The Consumerist
  • Annual reports: worth it?
    Tuesday Nov 22, 2016

    In 2010, I attempted to persuade nonprofits to stop producing costly annual reports in a blog called “The Annual Report is Dead: Long live the Annual Report!”. Years later, I still get calls from nonprofit leaders who continue to feel pressure to produce annual reports even though they can  drain resources and have limited or unclear return on investment (ROI).

    Why I am skeptical about annual reports

    Yes, it’s a best practice to publish your audited financials, and many charity watchdogs encourage or even mandate it. But that can be as simple as embedding a PDF on your website--just a few pages straight from your audit, with little fanfare and no design. So why produce something fancier?

    For most nonprofit organizations, a well-written, well-designed annual report is a way to acknowledge and showcase progress to donors. Some reports provide insight into what’s to come in the year(s) ahead.  But to produce a good report, costs can be high: most of the mid-size or larger organizations regularly spend 5- or 6-figures on their annual report—not to mention copious hours devoted by staff to gather stories, collect photos, and get approvals. Couldn’t these resources be better invested?

    That’s way too much time and money to spend on a document with a limited shelf-life unless you’re certain it’s really working, in my opinion.

    Try this approach instead

    Before you produce your next annual report, schedule a meeting with the staff who are most likely to use it. That’s probably your CEO, COO, and development team-- especially the major gifts officers. It might even be your board chair and/or members of your development committee.

    Here are four questions you might use to spark a productive conversation:

    • Are we all on the same page about what we hope the annual report will do for our organization? (probe: Do we agree it’s a major donor cultivation tool? A stewardship tool? A sexy coffee table credibility piece? A place to list donors so they feel acknowledged?) ?
    • Besides mailing or emailing, how do you personally use the annual report in your work? (Probe: Is it used to facilitate meetings? Big asks with major donors? Look up past work? As a way to keep in touch with prospects?)?
    • What specific feedback have you received about past reports? (Probe: Do people actually read it? Does it inspire the types of reactions and results we’d like-- like increased donor retention?) ?
    • Is there a less expensive or easier way we might get the same or even better results? (Brainstorm: Could you post a short video on your website, perhaps-- or produce something with a longer shelf-life with inserts? Should you focus on more frequent, shorter updates to donors vs. investing deeply one annual report?) ?

    If you must produce an annual report

    Personally, I’d rather see you invest tens of thousands of dollars on building the capacity of staff people, or on longer-shelf-life, higher value types of communications, wouldn’t you? So if you feel you must produce an annual report, consider dialing it back this year. Here are a few ways to do that:

    • Keep it short and sweet. Financials plus a letter from your CEO, referencing high-level accomplishments and/or linking to your website, which can be updated in real time. ?
    • Go digital. Maybe just an email with PDF financials this year? ?
    • Create a container. A nicely designed pocket folder you can customize with inserts might give you better flexibility and a longer shelf-life. ?
    • Consider a bi-annual report. If a fancy print piece still feels essential, consider moving to an every other year “progress report” to extend the shelf-life and reduce your time/money investment. ?
    • Start tracking the ROI. My friend Kivi has some helpful suggestions on how you can measure the success of your annual report.?

    Source: BigDuck smart communications for nonprofits
  • Ask the NY Giants: Socks with Sandals?
    Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

    Professional athletes like members of the New York Giants are the inspiration for the latest (counterintuitive) high-fashion trend: wearing socks with sandals. Photo: Stu Woo/The Wall Street Journal

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: Most Popular
  • No Company Should Have a Human Resources Department
    Friday Jun 23, 2017

    If you work for an organization large and unfortunate enough to have a dedicated "H.R." division, consider sending your résumé elsewhere.

    Source: American Thinker
  • Nat Geo Turns Activist Content Producer
    Monday May 1, 2017

    From a live-action documentary about human travel to Mars to a fascinating new look at Jane Goodall's first trip to Tanzania's Gombe National Park, National Geographic is going all in on activism.

    Source: Media Post: TV Watch
  • A Government Agency That Produces Real Innovation
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    What does Trump have in common with the National Institutes of Health? Patents.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal: Opinion
  • Modular Email Templates Save Time, Resources
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    Two out of three email marketers believe they don't have enough resources to optimize their email marketing campaigns, according to a new report released Wednesday by Emma.

    Source: Media Post: Email Marketing Daily