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…

5 Considerations for Your #NPCOMM Professional Development Plan

  Earlier today on Facebook Live (watch the recording now), I shared five considerations for creating a professional development plan in the nonprofit communications and marketing field. #1: Live Your Life in Draft. This doesn’t mean that everything stays hidden in draft and never published. In fact, it’s the opposite: freely publish and edit again…

6 Ways to Stop Reacting All the Time and Get More Strategic

I’ve been traveling and speaking this week at both BloomCon and the Peer to Peer Professional Forum Conference, so no Facebook Live show. But I did want to encourage you to check out last week’s show where I talked about six different strategies for being more strategic and reacting less. That’s a frequent refrain from…

My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose

  In a field that is constantly changing and evolving, like nonprofit communications and marketing, it can be hard to create a professional development plan. Sure, there are bedrock concepts and skills that don’t change much, like the importance of target audiences and clear calls to action and evergreen skills like good copywriting and storytelling. …

3 Ways to Get Promoted from Coordinator to Director

Through our All-Access Pass training program and our Communications Director Mentoring Program, I meet many nonprofit communicators who are in coordinator or assistant positions and who want very much to be promoted to the manager or director level. We also work with communications directors who are working toward VP or C-Suite (“Chief of”) jobs. While…