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Who’s your spokes-daddy?

Choose your spokespeople carefully. Very carefully. You know that famous quote from Warren Buffett:  “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you will do things differently.” There are countless ways to think about how that advice applies to…

Want to be as successful as REI?

When Sally Jewell was nominated as the next Interior Secretary, people who knew her during her tenure as REI’s chief executive hailed her leadership at the national outdoor retailer. As a fellow Seattleite, I can vouch for that. I heard nothing but good things about her smarts and competence. But,…

Infographics that tell a story

With 24/7 internet access on smartphones and tablets, folks these days are drowning in information. As screens and attention spans shrink, so too must our content. In the past couple years, blog posts have given way to Facebook updates, Tumblrs, and tweets. And the meteoric rise of Instagram and Pinterest…

Tumblr for Nonprofits: binders full of ideas

The presidential election is so last year, but somehow the Binders Full Of Women page is still the first thing that comes to mind when we hear someone mention platform Tumblr. If you haven’t yet stumbled on Tumblr, you’re in for some fun. Pick a random topic you love and…

On Camels and Creative Commons

Part two of our series on copyright law and images: We are glad that you have decided to abide by the holy law of copyright, but you still need to keep your boss happy and find that photo of a tourist riding a camel in Egypt in the next ten…

Copyright law and photos: finders ≠ keepers

What you need to know about copyright law and photos:  Finders are not keepers when it comes to photos on the internet. High quality, free photos from the internet are awesome. But, if you are stealing them, you are not so awesome. Here’s what you need to know to avoid…