NGO comms: get past content panic, and publish

Creating and publishing content for an NGO comms blog is a pain. Blogging is, to be sure, a very powerful way of talking about your organisation and your work, but there are times that it's just hard. For me, this is usually about the fact that there are so many options. If you're not careful, the many things you could possibly write tower over you and then collapse, with a strange sort of melancholy wheezing noise, into the very few things you have actually written. And the blog still sits there on your site, where it could be showcasing your work, desperately fallow and needing to be grown.

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GleanDave Burton
Understanding Your Ecosystem

Let’s start with a story. Once, a developer, let’s call her Jenny, had been tasked with rolling out a software update to a group of users. Jenny did all the hard work that developers do for these types of projects. She sure that the update would work with the old system, that the update matched the features from the users, and that the program was rolled out without any downtime. Following up a few months later, Jenny found out that many of the users were no longer using the program. She verified that she had given the users what they wanted in a program, but found that they could not use it because they did not have the latest version of the operating system that was needed to support her program. She had failed to understand the ecosystem in which she was developing the program.

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Designing Better Projects

Project design is a process that takes years of work to master. From project scoping, planning, design, and implementation there are a lot of areas to master. If you’re interested in creating better projects, that engage more people, increase impact, and are more fundable check out these tips on how to optimize your project.

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The SandboxGlean
Why Should I Care?

Imagine you’re searching the internet for a solution to a problem you have. You hit Google and start typing keywords to search, or you might even type in your entire question. Google throws thousands of possible matches at you.

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