Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. How Do You Make #NPCOMM Decisions at Your Nonprofit?
May22

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. How Do You Make #NPCOMM Decisions at Your Nonprofit?

  Nonprofit communications directors have LOTS of decisions to make. Some are small, like word choice in a tweet, and some are big and complicated, like prioritizing communications strategies to best support the growth of your nonprofit. And, of course, there’s a lot in between. In my new book, CALM not BUSY (Amazon), I included several chapters that address decision making and how to overhaul it at your nonprofit if...

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Join Me for the Summer of CALM?
May08

Join Me for the Summer of CALM?

Here’s my personal invitation to you and your communications team (if you have one): I’d love for you to join me for the Summer of CALM. Here’s how it works: You sign up your team and right away I’ll mail out three signed copies of the CALM not BUSY book. (You can order more if you need more than three). You’ll take the CALM Assessment and get your CALM Score. Then you can schedule a private call with me...

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What’s Your Top CALM Strength? Take Our New Quiz to Find Out
Apr19

What’s Your Top CALM Strength? Take Our New Quiz to Find Out

CALM communications directors are Collaborative, Agile, Logical and Methodical. Ready to find your top CALM strength? Take the new quiz! Don’t see the quiz? Take it here. Why should you know your top CALM strength? I’m a “build on your success” kind of person. So if you know where you are strong, I suggest you take advantage of that strength first as you work on being more CALM. We’ll give you suggestions...

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I’m Planning Your Summer of CALM
Apr17

I’m Planning Your Summer of CALM

I’ve been thinking about ways to work with you and your team on getting #CALMnotBUSY since the book came out, and I’m declaring Summer 2018 as the Summer of CALM! We’ll launch the free online book club and also a brand-new team coaching program in June. I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but here’s what I am thinking for the #CALMnotBUSY Coaching Program . . . I would love to hear what else...

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Setting Boundaries: Tips for Nonprofit Communications Staff
Mar27

Setting Boundaries: Tips for Nonprofit Communications Staff

On this afternoon’s #NPCOMM Chat Live on Facebook, I talked about how nonprofit communications staff need to set boundaries. You can check out the replay here. Here’s a quick outline of what I discussed . . . 1. Define the Boundary Before you can set boundaries, you need to know your own limits. When are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, uncomfortable, resentful, or guilty? These are all clues that your boundaries are...

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Your Questions about Building a Culture That Supports Communications?
Mar20

Your Questions about Building a Culture That Supports Communications?

I’m working on a new two-part webinar series for late April on building an organizational culture that supports your communications work.  I’d love to hear what questions or challenges you are facing in the comments. Or you can email me directly.  I’m using a basic definition of culture: The shared assumptions, values, beliefs, attitudes, and standards that govern how people behave. In this case, we are talking...

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