4 Steps to Work Through Collaboration Problems

Under normal circumstances, communications directors need to collaborate with their coworkers and managers, and that’s even more true now. But collaboration is messy because people are messy! We all have our own opinions, feelings, fears, stressors, and motivators. While solving communications collaboration problems can feel impossible sometimes, if you depersonalize and get strategic in your…

Virtual Volunteering: Ideas to Engage Your Volunteers Remotely

As we continue to switch our fundraising, events, and work to digital platforms, don’t forget to keep your volunteers involved too. Today Elizabeth Neufeld, CEO and Founder of Strat Labs, shares some ways you can still get your volunteers to help. ~Kristina Guest Post by Elizabeth Neufeld, CEO and Founder of Strat Labs Let’s set…

5 Strategic Conversations Your Comms Team Should Be Having

If you are interested in leveling up your team’s communications work, you should be having these five conversations. Find your team’s Marketing Maturity Level here and get a customized training plan (it’s free). How can we think further ahead? The most effective communications teams are agile and can act quickly as new assignments and opportunities…

When You Are Asked to Market to New and Different People

This question came up recently in the Communications Director Mentoring Program: “I’ve been asked to start attracting new groups of people as volunteers and donors who are different than our current volunteers and donors. How do I do that without losing the ones we have?” This question comes up A LOT, especially in the context…

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Internal Communications Charters at Nonprofits

During today’s webinar on nonprofit internal communications, we asked participants about the state of their “internal communications charter” or the basic rules for how internal comms works in their organizations. An internal communications charter can include: When to use one communications channel over another (e.g. what’s a chat versus an email) Office etiquette around each…