Welcome to #noteworthy! Check back every Friday as we share team DNL’s most interesting, useful & unusual finds related to technology, fundraising, nonprofits, and more.
Here’s what we found to be #noteworthy this week:
1. Dream of being one of those people who can effortlessly speak in front of people? Us too. This article outlines 5 things to keep in mind when you’re out an about speaking in front of volunteers, corporations, or even on a 1-on-1 with a major donor. The article describes each in detail but includes being prepared, present, real, vulnerable & generous.
2. It’s time to upgrade those PDF Brand Guidelines. PDF guidelines just aren’t providing the whole picture of a brand or organization anymore. Things like voice, tone, personality, web interactions just can’t be described to their fullest in a static PDF. Engage with an organization (cough, team DNL, cough) to help bring your Brand Guidelines to life so employees can visit a webpage and see, hear, and interact with your branding ecosystem. The article explaining this concept can be found here.
3. Facebook is turning to snail-mail to help verify ads. While there’s not an official Facebook release outlining their new policy, Facebook’s Global Politics and Government Outreach Director Katie Harbath described the idea at the National Association of Secretaries of State (more on that here). When an organization tries to publish an ad that mentions a candidate, Facebook will mail them a postcard to the location listed and the organization will have to enter the code before it can be published. The efforts are going to be effective this summer, so be sure to plan accordingly for your next paid media advocacy campaigns.
4. Would you spend 10 minutes to head home with a clear mind at the end of the workday? This Harvard Business Review article outlines 5 things that you should do at the end of your workday to shut down – allowing you to put a little more emphasis on the life part of your work-life balance. We love the idea of completing just one more task at the end of the day and asking your roommate or partner a positive question about their day like, “Did anything exciting happen today?” instead of “How was your day.”