Do you want your nonprofit to be memorable in an online world with viciously short attention spans? Than you'd better be a good storyteller.
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commision voted 3-2 to approve the much contested “net neutrality” policy.
Much of the coverage surrounding the debate has focused on internet providers and tech companies, as these were the players in the game that stood to lose (or gain) the most.
But what about the ruling’s effect on nonprofits?
I had the greatest college job a student could ask for.
I was a tour guide for my university.
This job was an absolute blast. I got to spend my days talking about the school I love, walking around outside, and hanging out with a bunch of classmates I loved. Our office was inside my school's gorgeous football stadium. This also happened to contain the fancy restaurant where they brought all the bigwigs visiting the school. During my time there, we saw multitudes of famous athletes, TV personalities, politicians, even Burt Reynolds.
I think everyone in their career has dealt with the sticky situation of trying to convince your boss to spend some money on a tool you need.
Software, a new computer, a training, or maybe even hiring a new employee.
This is usually met with resistance from leadership due to costs.
It would seem that nonprofit workers deal with this more often than any other industry. Limited resources or strict oversight from funders means less freedom to invest in new tools.
But sometimes all leadership needs is a convincing argument. They need some stats to justify the cost.