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How do I fix… everything? – Keynotes #82

Issue #81 May 2nd, 2024 Hello [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]! Do you ever feel like you have the world on your shoulders in the nonprofit world? Small teams with mighty goals and a task list 237 items long? Well, you wouldn't be the first, so today we're going to help alleviate some of those to-do lists and knock off a few problems from your plate. Our edition this week is centred around those of us who often have to use our figure-it-out-ability to solve problems on our own. So let's get our...

Issue #81

May 2nd, 2024

Hello [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]!

Do you ever feel like you have the world on your shoulders in the nonprofit world? Small teams with mighty goals and a task list 237 items long? Well, you wouldn’t be the first, so today we’re going to help alleviate some of those to-do lists and knock off a few problems from your plate.

Our edition this week is centred around those of us who often have to use our figure-it-out-ability to solve problems on our own. So let’s get our problem-solving hats on and dive in!

πŸ“¬ Summary

This week, we’re covering:

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ One Problem – How to fix a problem on your own
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πŸš€ One Tool – Google Alerts
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🌟 One Highlight – 9-year-old saves parents from tornado

πŸ” One Problem – How to fix a problem on your own

A lot of us in the nonprofit world are working with limited resources and a mountain of problems to solve. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming and we get stuck with a giant list of things to get done. Some are urgent, some are important, others are busy work. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them all. So where do you go for advice when you don’t have someone to work with?

For us, we’re a big fan of community and one of the best places to find a group of similar people is… drumroll please…

Facebook!

Yes, 2024 and we’re still big fans of Facebook groups. So next time you are struggling with a task, check out these super helpful communities.

And one to avoid: Marketing Your Nonprofit is unfortunately unmonitored and full of spam

We highly recommend joining a few of these groups and helping contribute your knowledge to these communities. The world is better when we help each other!

πŸ› οΈ One Tool – Google Alerts​

How do you keep up with key topics for your org without spending hours searching the internet every week? Google Alerts can help!

We’ve been using Google Alerts since 2010 to monitor and track different topics. It’s super simple to set up and can be a great way to respond to positive (or negative!) news about your organisation.

Mention has a good walkthrough here, showing some of the more popular use cases

πŸ… One Highlight – Heroic 9-year-old saves parents after tornado

Today we’re highlighting Branson Baker, who heroically saved both his parents after their truck was thrown into a tree during a tornado. The truck was heading for a friend’s storm shelter when they ran into serious trouble.

Luckily Branson was able to run for help and find people over a mile away to come back and help his stranded parents.

Without his help, both parents would likely have been left stranded as the tornado continued ripping through their Oklahoma town. A GoFundMe has been set up to help support the family through this difficult time

🌎 Good News From Around The Web

​2-year-old rescued after Rio Grande flooding disaster​

​Shania Muhammad becomes the youngest teacher in America at 16​

​US overfishing list reaches an all-time low​

Well friends, here we are at the end of another week of helping the world and making waves in the wonderful world of nonprofits.

I hope you enjoyed this edition as much as I enjoy leftovers from the garbage!

Keep being the positive impact that we all love to see. Until next week.

Trash panda salutes.

Key

Your friendly neighbourhood raccoon

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