Muffler Origami (or Why Freelancing Is a Networking Game)
  • Brittany Corners
  • Dec 14, 2015

Here’s what I know about cars — fixing the engine will make the muffler explode. My wife and I both have day jobs. We also have a mortgage, two cars, two dogs, a cat, and a teenage daughter who all seem to require constant cash infusions. When we need to staple some loose ends together,…

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Verbs and Spice Up Your Writing
  • Brittany Corners
  • Dec 11, 2015

Spicing up a bland meal is as easy as dousing it in Sriracha, but when it comes to writing, the best recipe for punching up your paragraphs begins with the verbs you use and how you use them. Whether you’re writing an article or a blog, your use of verbs tells people about more than…

Charitable Fundraising in the Digital Age
  • Brittany Corners
  • Dec 10, 2015

Fundraising has always been one of the most difficult and demanding aspects of operating a nonprofit organization. Modern online fundraising methods have greatly streamlined the job and made it relatively easy to raise large sums of money quickly and efficiently. Charitable organizations have found raising funds online to be one of the biggest time- and money-savers…

4 Client Gifts That Say “Thank You” Better Than a Fruit Basket
  • Brittany Corners
  • Dec 9, 2015

Holiday gifts are a way of showing people that you appreciate them, which can leave gift-givers feeling pressured to select just the right thing. Client gifts can be especially tricky because they must demonstrate your gratitude without being over the top. A client gift should be unique and thoughtful, luxurious but not extravagant, and most…

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