My college kids are home, the decorations are up, my teacher husband only has 5 days left, and I am wearing fleece-lined leggings essentially signaling the start of holiday madness and the end of another year.

Whatever the end of your year looks like, I encourage you to set aside some time to do some prep work to set yourself up for success in 2024.

Here are 14 things you can do to get ready for a great 2024 at your nonprofit:

  1. Clean off your desk/straighten your office
  2. Unsubscribe from emails you don’t need to get anymore
  3. Delete files you don’t need on your hard drive
  4. Do this exercise to reduce burnout and more
  5. Review your workflows and other processes to see what works and what doesn’t
  6. Update your job description and those of your staff to reflect any changes made in the last year
  7. Do a Brain Dump
  8. Review all of the software you use and consider other tech upgrades
  9. Check your email automations (welcome series, thank you responses, re-engagement campaigns, etc)
  10. Organize the photos and stories you collected in 2023
  11. Start your 2024 editorial calendar
  12. Look back and write down your big wins of 2023
  13. Brainstorm goals for next year
  14. Get an All-Access Pass so you and your team are set for professional development in 2024 (and save $200).

How do you prepare for a new year at your nonprofit?

If you need help with your nonprofit’s 2024 marketing budget, join us in January for Strategic Nonprofit Marketing Budgets: Your Roadmap to Approval and Impact. Or if you you’re looking for help with communications planning, join us for our Communications Planning That Works in 2024 Master Class. You can pay $348 to register for just these two events or attend ALL of our 2024 webinars and workshops for only $599 with an All-Access Pass (normally $799; sale ends 1/5/24). To learn more about what we are offering in 2024, see Reveal Video: Our 2024 Nonprofit Communications Training Schedule.

Published On: December 12, 2023|Categories: Workflows, Processes, and Productivity|