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After a successful first year with its social enterprise, O’Connor Connective has hired proven marketing and business development professional Angel Johanek to further enhance the visibility and growth of The Connective: A Place for Women in Business. From a safe distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Johanek joined the O’Connor Connective team this week as Membership...
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Small businesses throughout the downtowns of Wisconsin are doing what they can for a second month amid the “Safer at Home” state order that has shaken their business plans and forced a new way of doing business. In each case, there is a business owner, who despite the odds, continues to face forward. As a...
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Great leaders have used amazing one-liners during crisis. Straight talk with a call to action from the top has the power to inspire us. Calm us. And motivate us to be more than we thought we could be. Just think of great calls to action like: President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “The only thing we have...
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Today we find ourselves in the age of technology, a time when more clients and customers spend their work and free time online to engage with businesses. Infographics can help set your business apart—and position it for future growth—by creatively sharing your story in an instant. Research now shows that humans process visual information 60,000...
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Dear Community of The Connective, the social enterprise of O’Connor Connective When asked what they could do to help women in business during this time, our preferred providers stepped up big time. In less than 24 hours, they created a series of discussions and workshops that we hope will help in some small way. Here...
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Many of you are asking us this week for advice related to the COVID-19 situation and your planned fundraising initiatives. Here’s what we are hearing and what we recommend. Based on personal interviews with local philanthropists and national experts over the past week, we are told that giving will continue—but it will change course. Your...
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In times of challenge, change or crisis, research shows us that communication is key to keeping organizations and individuals on track. Right now, we are faced with ever-evolving conditions regarding COVID-19. As organizational leaders, here are five things we encourage you to do today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future to help keep your teams...
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Focus groups—such as this one recently led by Bridget O’Connor with the Scholarships, Inc. Board of Directors—are an insightful marketing tool for gathering internal and/or external sentiments around an organization, its brand, and its services. Consider calling on us to bring the vision of your business into focus with strategic market research.
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Many thanks to all who attended the AFP – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter meeting at St. Norbert College to see our leader, Bridget O’Connor, present “Now That’s a Case: How to nail your reason for fundraising support.” O’Connor Connective is proud of our communications work that helps area nonprofits meet their fundraising goals.
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O’Connor Connective is a proud strategy partner of Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra as it continues its mission to enhance the community through music. We can attest that the show was incredible! Congratulations on a successful and inspiring performance. If you are looking for a strategic partner of your own, contact us today!
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