recalibrateI know your fall is booting up big time—on right-now to-dos, end-of-year campaigns and thinking/talking on what to do differently and better next year. Same here, and for our client orgs.

But—thanks to pulling myself away from work for a much-needed sabbatical—I’m seeing what’s ahead for me and Getting Attention.org far more clearly than ever before.

Now, two months later, I’m back to work and focused on bringing my new professional vision to life. That’s:

  1. Finding a way to keep doing what I love (that stays put—guiding nonprofits like yours to build & strengthen relationships with donors, volunteers and more, via marketing & communications);
  2. While making enough money to co-support our family (no change there); BUT…drum roll here
  3. Shifting my decision-making framework to center on family, friends and the issues that mean the most to me.

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Nancy Schwartz on September 17, 2014 in Professional Development | 6 comments
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Yes you can—Find, Shape & Share Stories that Activate Your Supporters. Join me on October 1 in NYC. But register right now. Just a few seats remain.

In the competition for attention, connection and action, CHOOSING WHAT TO TALK ABOUT and HOW is one of the most powerful marketing methods your nonprofit has. But many organizations leave this game-changer undeveloped or overlooked altogether.

That’s where the right stories come in, and they have far too much potential to ignore! So don’t . Instead…
Join me for this intensive (but totally fun!) hands-on workshop, Wednesday, October 1 in New York City. In just three hours, you’ll finish with a draft story ready to use, and the skills and tools to create more!

Register right now. Just a few seats left.
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Nancy Schwartz on September 16, 2014 in storytelling | 0 comments
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Help-Wanted2-150x150Associate Director of Marketing & CommunicationsThe Center for State and Local Finance (Atlanta, GA)

Chief Marketing Officer, Net Impact (San Francisco, CA)

Communications & Marketing ManagerThe Lewy Body Dementia Association (Lilburn, GA)
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Nancy Schwartz on September 15, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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interviewweb150Assistant Designer – Education Publications & Communications, Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

Content Specialist, National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC)

Communications Coordinator, The Work Place (Bridgeport,CT)

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Nancy Schwartz on September 9, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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Help-Wanted2-150x150Associate Director of Organizational Communications, Garden Conservancy (Garrison, NY)

Communications and Partnerships Manager, Columbia University, CPC Learning (New York, NY)

Communications Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation (New York, NY)

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Nancy Schwartz on September 3, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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peanutsCommunications and Digital Engagement, Rita Allen Foundation (Princeton, NJ)

Communications and Marketing Manager, Catalina Island Conservancy (Long Beach, CA)

Communications Coordinator, Ford Foundation (New York, NY)

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Nancy Schwartz on August 26, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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web3Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation.  Along with training people to raise money,

Andrea Kihlstedt writes, speaks and coaches about campaign campaign fundraising.

Do you dream of a board composed of wealthy people with wealthy friends, people who are fearless about asking those friends for big gifts?

Unless you’re very lucky (and these types of boards come with their own challenges), that’s not your board. So, looking beyond that fantasy, what’s your Plan B?

How about a board filled with committed people who give as much as they can, and who tell your story in a deeply personal and compelling way?

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Nancy Schwartz on August 20, 2014 in All-Org Marketing Team | 0 comments
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dennis 50 percentwebGuest blogger, Dennis Fischman left a senior management position at a nonprofit organization to found Communicate! Consulting.

We love talking with friends.  We hate going to meetings.  Why?

Too often at meetings and conferences, we’re listening to people we don’t know, talking about an agenda that doesn’t matter to us.

With friends, we can share not only thoughts and plans, but hopes and dreams–the things that make us get out of bed in the morning–the things that make us human.

If only we could invite people to bring their whole humanity to the conference room. But how?  Ask these three questions.
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Guest Blogger on August 13, 2014 in Staff and Consultants | 0 comments
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Communications Coordinator, American Federation of  Teachers (Portland, OR)

Communications Director, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences  (Plymouth, MA)

Communications ManagerCDF: A Collective Action Initiative (Clarkston, GA)

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Nancy Schwartz on August 12, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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job search 2Assistant Manager of Digital Engagement, Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY)

Associate Director of Communications, World of Children Award (Dublin, CA)

Communications Coordinator, Urban Libraries Council
(Washington, DC)

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Nancy Schwartz on August 5, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 1 comment
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