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Entries from May 2011

May 2011 Links: Redevelopment Agencies, Word Dangers, Bribery, Education, Buildings, and More

May 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

* “Builders [in California] are lashing out against a provision in Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget that would eliminate the state’s 425 redevelopment agencies, local authorities that pay for low-income housing as well as roads, sidewalks and other infrastructure.” * Microsoft Word Now Includes Squiggly Blue Line To Alert Writer When Word Is Too Advanced [...]

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One Person, One Task: Who’s in Charge of Your Proposal?

May 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Who is in charge of completing and submitting your proposal? You should immediately be able to say, “Jane Doe. Or “John Doe.” Whoever. Can you instantly think of that person’s nameā€”the person who gets the praise if the proposal is submitted on time and technically correct or the blame if it isn’t? If you can’t, [...]

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Tags: Advice · Clients · Deadlines · Nonprofits

Why Clients Love and Hate Us (and Other Consultants), With An E-mail Example

May 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

As any consultant knows, some clients will hate you and some will love you. That’s certainly true of us, but the funny thing is that clients love and hate us for exactly the same reason. It sounds counterintuitive, so let me explain using a recent “we love you!” e-mail from a client as an example: [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Clients · Grants