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Invitation for southwestern Wisconsin businesses - Feb. 8

Friday, January 27th 2017 2:32 pm
Tarasa Lown
Invitation for southwestern Wisconsin businesses
 
Please accept this invitation to join other regional businesses and school districts in connecting students directly and planfully to our area businesses. The event will take place in two locations...

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?
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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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Social Media Marketing - An Explosively Powerful Tool

Friday, December 27th 2013 7:48 pm
Timothy S. Jacobson
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING – AN EXPLOSIVELY POWERFUL TOOL By Tim Jacobson ~The Nonprofit Provocateur~  “…the Internet has turned what used to be a controlled, one-way...

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...

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 &...

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.
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