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Our New Storytelling Guide

Publication date: 
11/2012
This guide summarizes much of what we’ve been touching on through our work. But we’re not aiming to reinvent the wheel. There are plenty of great tips and guides available online so we’ll be pointing you to a variety of those, as well as the resources and tools that we have found helpful in our work. This guide is for many of the storytellers in your organization: senior leaders, marketing and communications professionals, evaluation and research professionals. It includes seven chapters plus resources throughout, examples from the for-profit and non-profit world, and an upcoming tools supplement to the guide.
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The Happy Secret to Better Work

Publication date: 
05/2011
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.) Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work.
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School-Based Health Centers: Keeping students healthy and ready to learn

School-based health centers (SBHC), like my office example above, make it much easier for students to get primary healthcare. SBHCs bring care to where the students are with the goal of removing barriers to healthcare access. They are particularly important in communities that lack primary care providers or have a large number of low income, uninsured or underinsured children or adolescents.
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Social Impact Bonds

But a new funding mechanism—social impact bonds (SIBs)—may offer an innovative means of harnessing private capital to achieve measurable gains on some of the most persistent social ills. Weiner professor of public policy Jeffrey Liebman is spearheading an effort at Harvard Kennedy School to accelerate their adoption.
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The Network For Good Digital Giving Index

Network for Good created the Digital Giving Index to provide insights on charitable giving for nonprofits seeking to strengthen relationships with donors and companies seeking to engage with consumers and employees. The Digital Giving Index examines giving behavior across Network for Good's online donation platform. This Index builds on data and observations from The Online Giving Study, created in 2010, and is updated regularly to provide snapshots of the state of online giving.
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