Video didn’t kill the radio star

I love Radio. Video did not kill the radio star. There, I said it. I know that inbound marketing content creators are not supposed to love radio. But I do. The current and emerging marketing trend for video is coming at you from every side. I’ve dipped my toe into that pond – with moderate success. But even if i found incredible success with video, I believe that my long-term love will remain radio. Why? Because it is about substance more than form. It is Continue reading →

Pro Bono does not mean Free

So Pro bono does technically mean “provided without charge” but the reality is that Pro Bono does not mean free. It costs time and money to operate a pro bono program and it costs the participant organizations time and money to implement and execute the strategies agreed upon. They might not pay us money, but that doesn’t mean it is free.   Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates functions on an economic model that provides for 50% of our portfolio consisting of communications consulting work for Continue reading →

After School Programs

After school programs serve children and youth of all ages, and encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation. Some well-known programs in the US include Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In Australia many after school programs are based on school property. Before and After School Program Options School-based programs Schools provide a variety of extracurricular programs (from sports to drama and various clubs, etc.) that young people can be engaged with after school. Continue reading →

Survival Kit for Graduate Students

A survival kit for Graduate students you say?! For some of you, it may be a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, hence: Coffee does more than Milton can, to justifie the ways of God to Man. There’s a variation on that quote from A.D. Houseman, if you know it. For others it may be getting your necessary 10 hugs a day –apparently that’s the number we all need to thrive — and for others still a hearty belly laugh! I am not Continue reading →

How to be a Networking Rockstar!

You want to know how to be a networking rockstar?! I have news for you. It is really quite simple: Be a real person interested in another real person. That’s it. Seriously. Everything else I have to share with you are tactics and techniques. Be a real person. I’m not going to wax lyrical about how you have to be an extrovert. Rather, I am going to encourage you to find ways to be yourself. By showing genuine interest in other people – and allowing Continue reading →

Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps

Building an empowered community is a deeply held passion and is considered inherently valuable to us here at Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates. So let’s get started: Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps. Let’s start with the obvious question: what is an empowered community? An Empowered Community   An empowered community is a community where every individual feels able and encouraged to contribute to the betterment, growth and strengthening of a community in which they feel ownership and, most importantly, belonging. 1. Coalition Building Continue reading →

5 books to help you grow

My reading has always been somewhat eclectic so don’t be suprised by these 5 books to help you grow. From legal treatises, works of theology, summaries of psychological research, and literature from a variety of english speaking traditions – I thought i’d share some of the books that have been lugged around in my suitcase and graced my nightstand early in 2018. Tables in the Wilderness My first book for 2018 was “Tables in the Wilderness” by Preston Yancey – in those heady days after Continue reading →

10 Smartphone Apps for Academics

This post on Android Smartphone apps for Academics is an addendum to my post on Productivity Tools for Academics, Grad Students, and Scholars. Here’s my quickfire list for android smartphone applications for Academics, Grad Students, and Scholars: Quick Cite An application for use on Iphone and Android. 59p for Iphone, 64p for Android. Must use IEEE format to ensure place of publication is included. Essentially for those of us who use Endnote or Zotero. ice idea to have MLA, Harvard etc, but the MLA reference Continue reading →

Why Choose A Communications Consultant?

A communications consultant can help you and your company decide upon a coherent message and communicate with and relate to customers effectively. A Sounding Board You might be looking for a sounding board to help you clarify and refine your communications plans. Sometimes you just need an experienced and encouraging professional who can listen to your goals and provide guidance to help you implement in a way that allows you to be empowered to be the face of your business and to share your story Continue reading →

Accounting for Social Enterprises

Accounting for Social Enterprises The practicalities of accounting for social enterprises are going to be dependent on the legal structure and status of your social enterprise. Are you a 501(c)(3) non profit? are you a B-corp? are you an LLC who is choosing to operate as an enterprise with a social enterprise social impact model? Find an accounting professional who is familiar with the type of legal structure you are using, and preferably the industry within which you operate your social enterprise. A specialist form Continue reading →