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Creativity isn’t limited to artists with canvases: we all tap it daily while problem solving and day dreaming. Even bantering with colleagues is creative. Yet those “Aha!” moments where we crack the code, land on that tagline, figure out the methodology for a program…those can be elusive. We’ve surveyed tips from development experts, tech innovators, and even David Lynch. Here [...]

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We’ve all been there. Day one at a massive conference and the wave of people in the convention center threatens your composure with its undertow. How do you keep your poise and navigate through the event’s activities? Here are some tips from the animal kingdom to help you make the most of your time. 1 [...]

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By this time we’ve all experienced homages to David Bowie—everything from celebrity interviews to rare footage, and even artists creating new work in his memory. What this flurry of activity points to is Bowie’s unique place in that elusive, exclusive Land of the Truly Original Artists. He continually explored new creative cobwebs, corners, spaces between [...]

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Ahh fall, a time for celebrations, watching the season change, and, planning for next year. Often, communications is an under-resourced function for non-profits and foundations—a little planning can go a long way. For example, an outreach piece using images from program activities across the country or around the world could result from field staff taking [...]

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#GivingTuesday’s 4th annual campaign this December 1, 2015, was created by 92 Y and the United Nations Foundation in 2012. Online donations have increased substantially from year to year. Last year’s donations were estimated at $45.7 million. The campaign is a way for nonprofits to join over 30,000 participating organizations, foundations and corporations in catapulting [...]

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Non-profits, eager to demonstrate impact, often rely on metrics and spreadsheets. “…sometimes, but for the data, we miss the story,” says Kelly Ramundo, head of USAID’s content division in a recent article by DevEx. Delving into the stories behind the data and sharing them the right way is what can reinforce objectives, motivate staff and [...]

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Non-profits, foundations and public sector agencies are incorporating more video into their outreach campaigns, fundraising, storytelling and reporting with applications like Vine, Periscope, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. By 2018, an estimated 79% of all Internet traffic will be video! (CISCO) In this kind of landscape, how can you make sure your organization stands out? How [...]

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Determining your brand direction can be a huge step towards increased growth and exposure for your company or cause—but there are many things to consider before embarking on the process in order to get the best results for your efforts. What is driving you to rethink your brand and how does a new image align [...]

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Are your reports gathering dust or being used as coasters? Here’s a list of great tips and examples to keep your annual reports exciting year after year. 1 – Visuals, Visuals, Visuals Big, graphically pleasing photos that take up a good portion of the page instantly catch a viewer’s attention. People want to be told [...]

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Ensemble Media creates unique videos, animations, print collateral and interactive solutions. We help nonprofits, foundations and companies tell compelling stories, educate, and advocate for important causes.

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