Last Chance to Take Our Survey on Boundaries at Work
May17

Last Chance to Take Our Survey on Boundaries at Work

Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? Ahead of next week’s two-part series focusing on how to stop being overwhelmed and preventing burnout at work, we have been gathering data on how boundaries are respected at your organization. (FYI, we have lowered the price of this two-part series to only $99. Learn more.) In our continued effort to help you not only learn your job, but love your job, we ask questions...

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4 Ways Executive Directors Need to Help Communications Staff

On today’s Facebook Live show, I talked about the four responsibilities that executive directors and other nonprofit leaders have if they want their communications staff to be successful. I call them the “4 Ds” of Effectively Managing Communications Teams: Dedicate yourself and real resources to communications. Define the work. Delegate the work, including decisions. Discuss the work often. Feel free to add comments...

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Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? [Anonymous Survey]
May03

Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? [Anonymous Survey]

At the end of the month author and psychotherapist Sarri Gilman is joining us for a two-part webinar series called Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results. It’s part of our CALM training for nonprofit communicators. We’re trying to prevent burnout, prepare you for challenges, and address the workaholic, self-martyr culture that plague many nonprofits. It’s the “Love the Job” aspect of our...

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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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5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong
Nov07

5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong

Today I presented the first in a two-part webinar series on streamlining your communications workflow. We focused on five strategies for managing what happens to ideas, suggestions, and other potential assignments BEFORE they make it on to your to-do list. After talking about each strategy, I polled participants about how easy they thought it would be to implement. Let’s go from easiest to hardest. Using a Creative Brief We...

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