A Mightier Pen Can Help Charities Spread Messages

Nonprofit Work Demands Strong Writing Skills 1

RANDALL Millard

Jamie Millard, of the Charities Review Council, says reading short fiction has helped inspire her to craft concise, compelling blog entries.

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RANDALL Millard

Jamie Millard, of the Charities Review Council, says reading short fiction has helped inspire her to craft concise, compelling blog entries.

At Table to Table, an Iowa City antihunger charity, Bob Andrlik leads a staff of only three other people who are often busy working on the charity’s programs.

So when he must write the organization’s grant proposals or its newsletters, annual reports, or anything else going out to the public, he often turns to volunteers to read behind him.

They help to get his writing just right, he says.

One volunteer who has a way with words advises him specifically on