Our Most-Recent Book Picks

OLG is pleased to present this (non-exhaustive) list of books that have recently inspired or challenged us across various topics and disciplines. Want to share your recommendations with us, too? Email us at [email protected]! Dare to Lead By Brené Brown Recommended by Michelle I've read blogs and taken in bits and pieces of Dare to Lead in the past but decided to jump in and listen to the audiobook this spring. I loved that Brené uses so many examples from her life but also others she's met with her consulting work [...] Read More

Tips for Data-Driven Storytelling

From annual reports, to community studies, to action plans, presenting data that supports your mission, positioning or business case—your why—can be a powerful tool for appealing to your constituents. There’s an adage, “The numbers speak for themselves,” that can be true in some instances. But, for most audiences, too many tables or charts can be time-consuming to distill useful, actionable information from. It may prevent your report from having a sticky or memorable quality, ultimately failing to inspire whatever action you hope your audience to take. As the stewards of [...] Read More

Nonprofit & Philanthropic: Uniquely Impactful

The nonprofit and philanthropic sectors are unique: in fiscal structure, legal requirements, governing bylaws, volunteer and staffing needs, and beyond. And they’re also uniquely impactful: serving as a resource for community betterment, as well as a place for philanthropic-minded individuals to connect with causes they care about. As you strive to fulfill your mission in these sectors, we know you do so with great care and foresight. You manage a combination of governmental, community or individual funds that you’ve been trusted to steward responsibly, usually with a lean team that’s [...] Read More

Capturing ‘Comeback’ Stories

As an online university for working adults, Purdue Global’s students are rarely ever gathered in one place. Ahead of its fall 2023 commencement celebration, though, Purdue Global knew thousands of online students would be on campus at the same time—making this the perfect opportunity to capture their “comeback” stories. One Lucky Guitar partnered with the Purdue Global team to interview graduates and create a series of testimonial videos. Our work included interview set design, production management, pre-scheduled and on-the-street-style interviews, resulting in heartfelt and impactful videos, as well as supporting [...] Read More