Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing
Jul22

Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing

    Even if you like to write like I do, it can still feel like it takes forever to produce something good. And let’s face it, time is not something you have a whole lot of.  Below are five online writing tools we like and that were also recommended by friends. They’ll help you create great marketing copy, faster. I’ll be sharing more time-saving tips for nonprofit marketers during Smart Nonprofit...

Read More
Marketing Time Savers: My 3 Favorite Gmail Hacks
Jul15

Marketing Time Savers: My 3 Favorite Gmail Hacks

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we use Google Apps for Work to manage our email, calendars, etc.  As a two-person company, we don’t have lots of time to waste. And neither do you. So if you are a Google Apps or Gmail user, you might like my three favorite Gmail hacks. (I know these work on Apps; I apologize if they don’t or work differently with plain ol’ Gmail.) I’ll be sharing more time-saving tips for...

Read More
How Boundaries Can Motivate You
Jun24

How Boundaries Can Motivate You

When something is overwhelming, like, let’s say, your job as a nonprofit communicator, it’s very hard to feel like you are getting anything done or making any progress at all, no matter how dedicated you are. We get overwhelmed, and motivation dissolves, in many aspects of our lives. For example, this summer, my husband has been pleasantly surprised by just how much work I am doing in the garden. I’ve always liked...

Read More
Let’s Do #NPCommLunch: Get Away from Your Desk!
Mar20

Let’s Do #NPCommLunch: Get Away from Your Desk!

After her work-life balance session at NTC, Kivi has been talking a lot recently about Cutting the Workaholic Martyr Crap and how you need to stop wearing unused vacation days as a badge of honor. As Kivi says, “Your brain needs a break in order to think strategically and to solve problems creatively.  If you think about it, time off is actually time on — it’s time for your brain to recover from your to-do list chaos...

Read More
Your Boss Self and Your Worker Self [Book Review]
Jun24

Your Boss Self and Your Worker Self [Book Review]

I get into strategic planning and productivity mode twice a year: once in December/January and again in June/July. That means I’m reading and thinking a ton about what we do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide and about my own personal productivity. One of the books I’m working my way through is How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do (Amazon).  I’ve read a lot of productivity and time...

Read More