Guest Post: Tony Proscio
Even people who disagree with economist Paul Krugman, the Nobel laureate who writes twice a week on the New York Times op-ed page, would do well to follow his blog. You’re sure to learn something about Keynesian macroeconomics there (some of the entries are helpfully headed “wonkish”). But the most useful thing you may learn is the art of writing a thoughtful, learned blog.
Guest Post: Mitch Hurst, MH Communications
One of the more satisfying aspects of holding a job in philanthropy is knowing you’re getting a paycheck from an enterprise that is, at its core, altruistic. You hop on your favorite mode of transport at the end of the workday and even if the day hadn’t gone as planned you can feel pretty good that you just spent eight or 10 hours trying to make the world a better place.
A Quick Word With… is our ongoing series in which people from foundations of all sizes and types tell us about themselves, their work and where they draw their inspiration. This installment features Fred Silverman, VP, Marketing & Communications, Marin Community Foundation.
Guest Post: Minna Jung, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Vice Chair, Communications Network
Joined by co-conspirators Kristen Grimm of Spitfire Strategies, and Patrick McCabe of GYMR LLC, I helped lead a session at the recent Network annual conference in Boston about how foundations and communications consultants/firms can work together more successfully. The session involved storytelling (with incriminating evidence omitted) and then the foundation folks sat on one side, the consultants/firms on the other, to come up with “Rules of the Road” for how to help the relationship be as successful as possible from the get-go. And then we shared. It was kind of a blast, and I was completely unwilling to remove my devil’s tail for the rest of the day. (The horns gave me a bit of a headache.)