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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.

Editing “Hopelessness” Into “Hope” - The Story of Ben Logan's Farm and its Protection

Thursday, May 22nd 2014 4:28 pm
Tim Jacobson
Editing “Hopelessness” Into “Hope” The Story of Ben Logan's Farm and its Protection By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  Once you have lived on the land, been a partner with its moods, secrets, and seasons, you cannot leave.  The living land remembers, touching you in unguarded moments, saying, “I...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Create Compelling Video for Your Nonprofit

Thursday, January 16th 2014 5:30 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
How to Create Compelling Video for Your Nonprofit By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
Gearheads (people like me!) immediately want to know what camera equipment to buy, what nonlinear editing software to use, what kind of microphones to acquire and how to set up good lighting. Those...

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...

Put the Big Rocks in First in the Jar of Life

Tuesday, December 17th 2013 1:50 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
Put the Big Rocks in First in the Jar of Life By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
Management gurus often talk about the concept of “putting the big rocks in first,” and for good reason.

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...

Lessons from the Kennedy Assassination: What this tragedy teaches us about the hurdles of doing good

Friday, November 22nd 2013 11:31 am
Timothy S. Jacobson
LESSONS FROM THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION: What this tragedy teaches us about the hurdles of doing good By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~
  “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” — John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address,...

Celebrity Endorsements of Nonprofits: What does it take to get Robert Redford to support your cause?

Wednesday, November 20th 2013 4:09 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS OF NONPROFITS: What does it take to get Robert Redford to support your cause? By Timothy S. Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~ "[Celebrities] can bring...

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...

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.

Jacobson's New Venture Aims To Assist Non-Profits

Friday, September 27th 2013 1:26 pm
David Krier
  Jacobson's New Venture Aims To Assist Non-Profits   [Reprinted from the Boscobel Dial]   By David Krier Editor, The Boscobel...

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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