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by Gabby Brickner

3 Remedies for Workplace Anxiety

Believe it or not, simply writing this blog induces feelings of anxiety within me. I was never really the writing type growing up. In fact, I can vividly remember the essay assignments that caused many restless and panicked nights throughout…
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by Marcus Jennings

Zoom and Kaltura: Two peas in a pod

I’m sure most of you have used YouTube, Vimeo or other online video sharing platforms in some capacity. Did you know UGA offers a similar product for faculty, staff, and students to use for FREE?! If not, let me introduce you to Kaltura.…
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by Jessica DeAngelis

S.W.A.G., Stuff We All Get

If Michael Scott didn’t make it clear enough, swag means branded promotional items that you give to your target audience. It’s no secret that everyone loves free stuff—and that certainly includes University of Georgia donors, alumni…
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by Emily Ann Munnell

Avoid Common Grammar Errors

Even the most brilliant minds will sometimes make silly errors when writing. These mistakes can undermine the credibility of all their communications. Business Insider ranked the top 10 grammar mistakes people make.  Extra spaces In the article,…
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by Ashley Crain

From Blah to Blog

At some point in our careers, we’ve all faced the dreaded, but unavoidable, writer’s block. Whether it’s drafting an email, creating copy for a direct mail piece or, in my case, writing my first DAR blog, there comes a time within the…
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by Colleen Pruitt

Invest in Yourself

Many of us are likely all too familiar with well-being buzzwords like “mindfulness” and “self-care”. Over the past year, I would bet a few of us have even read an article or two on managing stress, looked for a list of self-care hacks…
I'll GIF It My Best Shot
by Edwin Hammond

I'll GIF It My Best Shot

Nothing quite brings me as much joy as finding the perfect GIF (pronounced with a hard G, not like a brand of peanut butter). Countless moments from movies and tv shows have been turned into legendary GIFs that are always available should you…
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by Jessica DeAngelis

How to Provide Design Direction

So, you’re kicking off a new project and want to help your designer get onboard with your vision. The discussion during the marketing kickoff meeting along with direction written up in the project plan will help guide our creative decisions,…
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by Cherie Carlson Duggan

Principal Gifts at UGA

Are “principal gifts” the same thing as “major gifts” ... only bigger? Sort of. But they are also different and often share some common characteristics. I recently looked at all donors who had made gifts of $5M+ to UGA since FY13.…
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by Zach Armstrong

The Rules of Email

In 2019, I wrote about productivity tools like to-do lists, time blocking, and the action/question rule. One item was “be awesome at email” and linked to a list from Google executive Eric Schmidt who had nine principles to follow for better…