The Wethos Collective -- Blog

Meet Phil Dearing, Co-Founder of Second Day: "Don't Choose Between Accelerating Your Career And Making Social Impact"

Posted by Alexis Nunez on Oct 11, 2018 12:54:29 PM

For some of us, it’s hard. It’s hard to make the connection between what we’re good at, what excites us, what makes us money, what connects us with other people, what will make us grow/learn, and what a business or our world at large could truly benefit from that only we can contribute to.

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Topics: Wethos x Second Day, Freelancing, Freelance, Professional Development, Impact

Swiping vs. Clicking: Why Won't our Website Visitors Respond to our Calls to Action?

Posted by Janice Chan on Oct 10, 2018 2:59:20 PM

Trying to figure out why people do something is typically easier than figuring out why they’re not doing something.  Still, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done – it will simply require a bit more work.

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Topics: Technology, Tips/Tricks, Web Development

Designing With Purpose: Takeaways From Freelance Designer Raul Flores

Posted by Jay Li on Oct 5, 2018 3:20:56 PM

Jay Li from SecondDay sat down with Raul Flores, a freelance designer at Wethos teams interested in web design, photography, UI/UX, and digital media. They discuss how to break into the social impact/non-profit space as a “creative”, what it means to be a designer in today’s day and age, and how to move forward in our professional and creative development.

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Topics: Creativity, Freelancing, Freelance, Design, Wethos x Second Day

3 Strategies To Leverage Technology Creatively In Raising Money

Posted by Janice Chan on Sep 26, 2018 3:07:41 PM

When you don’t have the resources of a large organization behind you, being creative and adapting quickly is even more critical to making the most of what you have.  

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Topics: Fundraising, Tips/Tricks, Technology, Creativity, The Modern Nonprofit

Start Now To Amp Up Your Giving Season Results

Posted by Amber Smith on Sep 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

The best fundraisers are authentic friends. They genuinely care about the wellbeing of their donors, understand their needs and what drives them and, when it’s time to “make the ask”, aren’t trying to pitch or sell. Rather, they are giving their donors a gift -- the gift of an opportunity to find meaning, purpose, and connection.

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Topics: Get Started, Tips/Tricks, Freelance projects, wethos teams, Insider, Freelance, Freelancing

Being Self-Employed Doesn't Mean You Can't Have A Co-Worker Support Group

Posted by Vivian Nunez on Sep 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How To Use Your Friend Group As Your Personal Board of Advisors

One of the biggest gaps of being self-employed is that you're siloed out from coworkers and touch points that help you see where you're going. I've tapped into my friends often to run ideas by them and get feedback. There are certain ways to do this so that you're not overextending your friendship.

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Topics: Tips/Tricks, Freelancing, Collaboration, Freelance

How To Revamp Visitor Engagement On Your Website - Tips & Ideas For Nonprofits

Posted by Allie Murphy on Sep 14, 2018 3:06:30 PM

With an ever growing focus on technology, today’s businesses can’t afford to have a mediocre website. A nonprofits online presence is not only vital for success but necessary for survival. Fortunately, the benefits of having a highly functional, professional, and innovative website are in reach, which means so is online success for your nonprofit.

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Topics: Tips/Tricks, Get Started

3 Low Cost Strategies For Capturing Compelling Stories

Posted by Janice Chan on Aug 28, 2018 6:00:44 PM

Whether you are a fundraiser, social media manager, or freelance writer or graphic designer on a communications team, if you're sharing or creating content for a nonprofit organization, you're always looking for the next great story to share. Yet it often seems to be a struggle in many organizations to get great stories (and images!) to share with your supporters.

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Topics: Tips/Tricks, Collaboration, Nonprofit Storytelling

Why Not A Freelancer? 4-Step Nonprofit Guide for Starting with Freelance Teams

Posted by Amber Smith on Aug 22, 2018 3:27:44 PM

Nearly 15 years ago, I helped launch a nonprofit organization with zero dollars in our bank account and a handful of volunteers. Since then, we’ve learned and grown (and laughed, and cried), overcoming roadblocks in funding and marketing and volunteer management and more. We owe our growth and triumph over those challenges to a number of factors, but the most important one is, of course, the people we’ve worked with. Throughout my work, our organization has had a need for a variety of types of talent. We work with volunteers, employ hourly and salaried staff, and hire contractors and freelancers. From the freelance world, I’ve worked with freelance graphic designers, board development consultants, and web developers, each offering a degree of flexibility, the agility that only working for one’s self can bring, and great results.

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Topics: Freelance projects, Freelance, Get Started, Tips/Tricks

Get Freelance Projects: How Collaborating Makes Us More Powerful As Individuals

Posted by Allie Murphy on Aug 20, 2018 3:42:36 PM

Ideas can come about from a single person. To bring the idea to fruition, however, it takes a team of creative and beautiful minds. A team equipped with different perspectives, imaginations, skill sets, expertise, and visions. These attributes offered by several people as opposed to just one individual can turn an idea, project, or invention into its best possible version. That’s what the Wethos team believes in any way.

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Topics: Freelance, Freelancing, Freelance projects, Collaboration, Collective

 

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