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Subject Lines Matter - Avoid Business Disasters with Relevant Labels

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 3:29 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
SUBJECT LINES MATTER Avoid Business Disasters by Using Relevant E-mail Labels By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “Treat your email program like the movies – give a preview so they know what to expect.” — Jordie van Rijn, e-mail consultant

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

LinkedIn's New Look and New Features

Monday, October 13th 2014 1:55 pm
Tim Jacobson
LinkedIn’s New Look and Policies Tips for Formatting Your Header Image and Taking Advantage of New Features By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
 
As of the summer of 2014, LinkedIn started rolling out a new look, first to its Premium customers and subsequently to users of the free service. LinkedIn users are being offered a chance to make the...

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.

Ways & Means Committee Passes Conservation Tax Incentive

Monday, June 2nd 2014 9:51 am
Tim Jacobson
Ways & Means Committee Passes Conservation Tax Incentive ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~  
On May 29, 2014, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 2807, legislation to make the enhanced tax incentive for donated conservation easements permanent, but the fight for...

Signup underway for NRCS conservation easement program ACEP, and other conservation options

Monday, June 2nd 2014 8:43 am
Tim Jacobson
Signup underway for NRCS conservation easement program ACEP, and other conservation options ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ Ben Logan’s “Seldom Seen Farm,” which is...

It's Time to Make the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Permanent!

Monday, May 19th 2014 12:03 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
It's Time to Make the Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Permanent! By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~     Each year, America loses two million acres...

Twitter's New Look - Tips for Formatting Your New Header Image

Monday, April 28th 2014 4:38 pm
Tim Jacobson
Twitter’s New Look Tips for Formatting Your New Header Image By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
 
In case you hadn’t noticed, as of April 2014 Twitter is rolling out a new look. Some are characterizing it as a transition toward a more Facebook-like appearance. Twitter users are being...

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...

Should Your Land Trust Bother with National Accreditation?

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 4:46 pm
Tim Jacobson
Should Your Land Trust Bother with National Accreditation? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ “Accreditation and strategic conservation planning moved us to put our...

What does Earth Day mean to you?

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 2:34 pm
Tim Jacobson
WHAT DOES EARTH DAY MEAN TO YOU? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and...

Wis. Landowner Incentive Program funds private landowners to protect rare plants and animals

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 12:31 pm
Tim Jacobson
Wis. Landowner Incentive Program funds private landowners to protect rare plants and animals By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  Map showing Driftless Area of Wisconsin

Strategic Planning for Success

Friday, April 4th 2014 3:52 pm
Tim Jacobson
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SUCCESS By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common...

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...

Mysteries of the Driftless Film Featured on Wisconsin Public Radio

Wednesday, February 12th 2014 1:57 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Mysteries of the Driftless Film Featured on Wisconsin Public Radio By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
On 2/12/2014, I was interviewed on The Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio (www.wpr.org/programs/larry-meiller-show) along with Katie Beilfuss from the Wisconsin Wetlands Association to talk...

Don’t Use Facebook as a Substitute for a Real Website

Tuesday, February 4th 2014 11:07 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
Don’t Use Facebook as a Substitute for a Real Website By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
I’m dismayed by how many small, for-profit retailers rely on a Facebook page as their sole digital presence, with the result that important information about the company is scattered and...

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...

Tim’s Inspirational Quotes Collection

Friday, January 17th 2014 11:56 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
Tim’s Inspirational Quotes Collection By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
We can all use a boost, some inspiration, to brighten our day and motivate us to reach higher in life. If all we did was listen to the voices of doubt and discouragement within and without, what...

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...

Video: The Most Powerful Force for Your Nonprofit

Thursday, December 5th 2013 12:45 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
VIDEO: THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ “Humans are incredibly visual, and powerful, moving images help us find...

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...

Achieve Critical Mass in Your Marketing Efforts

Wednesday, October 9th 2013 3:26 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
  Achieve Critical Mass in Your Marketing Efforts   By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~   Physicists have taught us an important lesson for the...

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 &...

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...
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