4 Travel-related Evernote Uses to Enhance Productivity

Back-to-back conferences took me from Baltimore to Los Angeles to Denver and then back to Baltimore over a period of 2 weeks this fall.  That led me to thinking about these 4 travel-related Evernote uses to enhance productivity: (1) keeping track of travel reservations and receipts, (2) catching up on reading while en route, (3) chronicling the journey, and (4) making the most of time spent in conference sessions. 1. Tracking Reservations and Receipts One challenge of a relatively long,…

EASILY IMPROVE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING LETTERS WITH THESE SIMPLE STRATEGIES

Now that the holiday season is almost upon us, it's important to consider what we can do to improve nonprofit fundraising letters.  Because those of us running small nonprofits work hard and do the impossible when it comes to meeting our missions in spite of our shoestring budgets, we are understandably inclined to tell our donors and prospects about our marvelous successes in terms that we believe are quite convincing. Here's an example:  “With our new ABC vaccination outreach program,…

Improve Your Productivity with Evernote & Find Things Fast

As “Jacks of All Trades,” we in nonprofit work spend some portion of our time each week being knowledge workers. As such, we have to acquire, analyze and manipulate information. Because the volume of information coming our way can be vast and there is often a need to retrieve it down the road, we need a simple system for storing and finding things later. Without such a system, the longer the passage of time that exists between saving and retrieval,…

Recent Successful EPA Grant Request

In the face of what is clearly one of the most devastating hurricane seasons for the U.S. (& let's not forget the territory of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) on record, it is hard to fathom the ban on the "double C word" by EPA, as reported recently by the Nonprofit Quarterly. It's too absurd for words alone.