Category Archives: Reputation

When good reputations are involved, old fashioned one-to-one marketing is still a terrific resource.

New Funding Models

by David Tandet Are grants for operating expenses the new funding model? Short answer: not by a longshot. Long answer: In some instances. The bottom line is that the funding agency is awarding a grant to the nonprofit that gives strong indications it can do what it says it’s going to do. And what it

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Lautman Maska Neill & Company is Direct

by David Tandet A Seattle direct marketing consultant asked me to write her new website. She requested that I review the site of her competitor. “Glad to, but please look at the Lautman Maska Neill & Company site,” I said. I called my client a little later. “What do you remember about your competitor’s site?”

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Ann Wylie Teaches Writers How

by David Tandet Wylie’s writing is like a terrific dresser: consistently great from top to bottom, always with something new that you can’t wait to see. – David Tandet Wylie Provides “Dos” Writers Can Use The June 2011 issue of “Wylie’s Writing Tips” is an example of communications consultant Ann Wylie’s great writing and clear

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Nonprofit Mission Integrity

by David Tandet When a nonprofit positions itself as the best organization to provide the solution to a problem, it means staying the course for the distance. Three elements should be present for the agency to accomplish its goals and achieve mission integrity. These elements are fluid and can quickly disappear. Organizations that make attaining

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How to Use and Abuse a Good Grant Writer

(if you can find one) by David Tandet PART ONE Finding a great grant writer is like winning the grand slam . . . . . . because there really is no training ground for grant writers out there. There are no minor leagues, and relatively few decent classes. The process of training a grant

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10 Reasons To Use Lists In Healthcare Writing

by David Tandet Did you see US News and World Report‘s list of Best Hospitals? How about the Wall Street Journal‘s list of the Best Health Books? Lists are always an efficient marketing tool to position your company in front of the rest. When it comes to healthcare, pharmacology and bioscience, the following reasons demand

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“G” is for Grafton’s Methodology

by David Tandet If you’ve been around a library, bookstore, coffeehouse, or airline seat in the last few decades, you know who Sue Grafton is — “A” is for Alibi . . . “U” is for Undertow. I saw an interview with Ms. Grafton and she said she took classes to learn about police procedural

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10 Reasons Grant Writers Should Use Spell Check

 by David Tandet The real scoop on getting your grant proposal seriously considered? Use spell check. That’s not my opinion. It’s straight from the lips of Holly Cole, Verizon’s Director, Government & External Affairs, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Ms. Cole gave that advice during a recent presentation at the Ventura County Community Foundation. It

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Does it Right

by David Tandet Manatt, Phelps is a law firm that provides personalized care for integrated legal services. After an old friend told me about a presentation she’d made to some attorneys there, I went to their website to find out more. The narrative I immediately became engaged in was about what it takes to succeed

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Public/Private Funding Partnerships Demand Proactive PR

by David Tandet Philanthropy and public relations have a long history together. When 19th century tycoons were attacked as robber barons, several set up foundations to contribute to good causes — in part to fend off the verbal assaults. Sometimes the infusion of capital into new works was so great that foundations had to set

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