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Thoughts on Economic Development and Ensuring a Bright Future for Small Cities

Friday, January 27th 2017 1:32 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Thoughts on Economic Development and Ensuring a Bright Future for Small Cities By Tim Jacobson
 
What should smaller communities seek from the process of economic development?
 ...

Advice for Creating a Business in Wisconsin

Thursday, February 5th 2015 11:53 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
CREATING A BUSINESS IN WISCONSIN By Timothy S. Jacobson Economic Development Director for Boscobel, Wis. CEO of Visjonaer Consulting “If one advances confidently in the...

Using Surveys and Focus Groups for Better Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 9:44 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Using Surveys and Focus Groups for Better Nonprofit Strategic Planning By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." ―Winston Churchill

Historic Permanent Land Conservation Incentive Passes House of Representatives

Thursday, July 17th 2014 1:40 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Historic Permanent Land Conservation Incentive Passes House of Representatives   By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children. Let us turn to them and say, ‘This you inherit; guard it well, for it is far more precious than money and once destroyed,...

Exploring Rare Sites of the Driftless

Monday, July 7th 2014 7:59 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Exploring Rare Sites of the Driftless ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~  
 
When Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, asked me for a tour of the Driftless Area, my mind raced around all the possibilities.

Training for Your Board of Directors and Staff Members

Thursday, April 24th 2014 12:36 pm
Tim Jacobson
Training for Your Board of Directors and Staff Members By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
 
The board and staff of every organization need recurring training to stay sharp
Leaders strive to be lifelong learners. Professionals such as doctors and attorneys take continuing education courses on a regular basis to maintain their licenses. Seminars and webinars are...

Marketing for Nonprofits - Tools You Can Use!

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 5:05 pm
Tim Jacobson
Marketing for Nonprofits: Tools You Can Use!
  By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
Good communication is everything in the nonprofit world. It's the backbone of fundraising. It's how you build support from your community, the people you serve, the foundations you seek...

Twitter vs. Facebook for Nonprofits: How Do They Compare?

Friday, February 7th 2014 3:13 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Twitter vs. Facebook for Nonprofits: How Do They Compare? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
Twitter and Facebook are punching and kicking their way through a knock-down, drag-out fight. Which one is a winner for nonprofit organizations looking to market themselves or raise funds through...

What the 2014 Farm Bill Means for Conservation

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 11:39 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
What the 2014 Farm Bill Means for Conservation By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the U.S. Senate approved the 2014 Farm Bill on a 68-32 vote, clearing the way for Pres. Obama to sign the legislation, which is expected on Friday for this bipartisan legislation.

20 Traps Nonprofits Must Avoid

Thursday, January 23rd 2014 2:27 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
20 Traps Nonprofits Must Avoid By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
 
The world is filled with traps for nonprofit organizations—things you and your group must be vigilant to avoid. Don’t get sucked into these sinkholes! Flee from things that absorb most of...

Earned Media - A Nonprofit's Best Friend

Thursday, December 19th 2013 11:46 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
What the heck is "earned media" and why should your organization care? By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ “If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding...

Mobile Websites and Smartphone Apps: It’s Time to Get with the 21st Century

Thursday, December 12th 2013 3:18 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Mobile Websites and Smartphone Apps: It’s Time to Get with the 21st Century By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ "Holding back technology to preserve broken...

Jacobson Praises VSN Work In "Enchanted Land" Speech

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 10:59 pm
Gregg Hoffman
 
Jacobson Praises VSN Work In "Enchanted Land"
Film-maker and environmental consultant Tim Jacobson praised the Valley Stewardship Network for its work in helping to keep the Driftless Area an “enchanted land” Friday night.

The Psychology of Giving: Why It Does and Does Not Matter to Your Nonprofit

Wednesday, October 16th 2013 3:54 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
  THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GIVING: Why It Does and Does Not Matter to Your Nonprofit By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “But history will judge you, and as the years pass, you will ultimately judge yourself, in the extent to which you have used your gifts and talents to lighten and enrich the lives of...

Strategic Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Monday, September 30th 2013 4:45 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
  Strategic Marketing and Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations   ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~   By Timothy S. Jacobson - Visjonær Consulting &...

Conservation Pays in Big Ways

Friday, September 27th 2013 1:33 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Conservation Pays in Big Ways The Economic Benefits of Land Conservation ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ By Tim Jacobson
Some people believe that land set aside for conservation purposes is a drag on the economy.  This is a prevalent and unfortunate misunderstanding.

Striving for Personal Excellence

Tuesday, September 24th 2013 4:25 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
The Nonprofit Provocateur   STRIVING FOR PERSONAL EXCELLENCE By Tim Jacobson   Not too long ago, I was asked to give a keynote speech to a college crowd about personal...

Welcome to the Nonprofit Provocateur

Tuesday, September 24th 2013 11:10 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
Welcome to the Nonprofit Provocateur
By Tim Jacobson
 
Life is many things, but inevitably included are tough lessons--often gained through trial and error....
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