The Writing Wednesdays Podcast covers a wide range of writing topics related to the social sector: nonprofits, social enterprises, and green businesses. You may hear from a Special Guest or even engage in a writing exercise. This page contains recordings of 3 months’ worth of the free podcast and links to the documents we discussed. Sign up on the right-hand side of this page to receive links to future podcasts as they go online!
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|December 2014||Donor Thank You Letters (with Paul Jolly)||Several jobs that a thank you letter does, and review of 5 samples||WW_14_12||LINK|
||Top 12 Traits of a Good Grantwriter||Ask yourself if you have the 12 characteristics it takes to shine||WW_14_10||LINK|
|June 2014||Tips to Speed up Your Writing||How to increase the number of pieces you write and great things they’ll bring||WW_140604||LINK|
|May 2014||Growing Community Through Blogging (with Allison Jones)||Reasons for blog launch, challenges in maintaining it, successes, and best practices||WW_140507||LINK|
|April 2014||From Snippets to Stories (with Craig Harrison)||Collect and catalog snippets to develop into stories||WW_140402||LINK|
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|2/5/14||Group Feedback on Letters of Inquiry||Mini sessions on Letters of Inquiry to foundations||WW_140205|
|1/22/14||Plan Your Grantwriting for 2014!||Research and cultivation efforts for strategic proposal planning in 2014||WW_140122|
|12/4/13||Writing a Business Plan (with Kim Clark)||Business planning for your organization and next steps||WW_131204|
|11/6/13||Independent Publishing for the Changemaker||Engage prospective donors, clients, or customers with (e)books||WW_131106|
|10/2/13||Fundraising Appeal Letters (with Margaret Guellich)||Getting to know the donor and letting the donor get to know you||WW_131002|
|9/4/13||Writing Your Case for the Social Sector (with Elizabeth Seja Min)||Raise support for your organization and improve the “written” case||WW_130904|
|8/7/13||Opinion Pieces (with Laura Mazer)||Essential components of how to effectively write and pitch an op-ed||WW_130807|
|7/10/13||Copywriting for the Green Marketplace (with Shel Horowitz)||Marketing can change the world! Discussed communication and framing||WW_130710|
|6/19/13||Editing Your Own (or a Colleague’s Work)||Review of different levels of editing and what to look for||WW_130609|
|6/5/13||Press Releases (with John Millen)||Insights into press releases that will intrigue reporters about your non-profit or issue||WW_130605|
|5/15/13||Strategic Communication Research (with a Special Guest)||Improve your communications with your stakeholders (donors, community members, etc.)||WW_051513|
|4/17/13||The Power of Snappy Titles (with Ellen Bristol)||Leverage your work with outstanding titles and keywords||WW_130417|
|4/3/13||Improve Your Collaborative Writing (with a Deborah Pruitt)||Apply the practical structures of collaboration to all your collaborative writing projects||WW_130403|
|3/6/13||Open Mic||Questions on challenges related to using your writing to make a difference||WW_130306|
|2/20/13||Letters of Inquiry to Funders (Part 2)||Pointers and feedback to write LOIs||WW_130220|
|2/6/13||Letters of Inquiry to Funders (Part 1)||Pointers and feedback to write LOIs||WW_130206|
|1/30/13||Plan Your Editorial Calendar (with Lauren Girardin)||Plan out the content for your blog, website, newsletter, press releases, social media, and other communications channels||WW_130130|
|1/9/13||Opening Lines||Pique your readers’ interests enough that they’ll continue onward||WW_130109|
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