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by Zach Armstrong

Why You Should Use LinkedIn Learning

Remember that Professional Development time you’ve been putting off because work is just so busy? Open up your calendar and block off an hour to dive into LinkedIn Learning! This service is free to UGA employees, and we have a truly staggering…
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by Kathryn Kay

Benefits of Diversifying Your Search Committee

Is hiring on the horizon for your team? Whether you have an immediate opening, or are planning for the future, it is important to stay up-to-date on best practices. Diversifying search committees is one easy step teams can take towards ensuring…
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by Laura Bayne

SPIA’s First Hybrid Fundraiser: 2021 Georgia Legislative Outlook

On Tuesday, February 16th, the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs held their ninth annual Georgia Legislative Outlook (GLO). GLO is an annual event hosted by the SPIA Alumni Board of Directors. The event seeks…
by Leah Hansen

Getting Moody with Mood Boards

Mood boards are typically collages made up of images, materials, colors, and maybe even text.  When these design elements are put together, the resulting board serves as a representation of the look and feel the designer will aim for in the…
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by Ryan Phillips

The One Where We Had to Pivot

If you dealt with or are dealing with burnout, here are some workplace tips to help you pivot and move forward.
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by Kalah Mingo

Best Email Marketing Practices for Virtual Events

With the saturation of virtual events, it’s now more important than ever to strategize our email marketing efforts to effectively engage our alumni and spread the word of online event offerings. But how do we do that? Here are some tips to…
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by Jessica DeAngelis

How to Share Constructive Feedback

I’ve written this from the point-of-view of a designer who needs feedback from a client, but I hope the points made prove helpful to anyone who is tasked with giving feedback of any kind. “Remember that every project requires a little back…
by Zach Armstrong

Silo Busting 101

We work in a large division of several hundred people. Sometimes it is difficult to hear about the work being accomplished by other teams in the division, and that work may be relevant to yours. We often refer to this separation to as being…
by Chatise R. Smith

How to Personalize Your Direct Mail Solicitations

The annual giving team has seen the benefits of incorporating variable data into direct mail solicitations. In FY20, the Fall Direct Mail Solicitation—one of UGA’s largest and most personalized mailings to date—brought in over $250,000.…