What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? [FREE WEBINAR]

One of my favorite books from last year? Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate. I am so excited about this book because it makes so much sense. Whether or not any particular productivity tip will work for you or not depends on your personal productivity style. If you’ve been frustrated…

Question for You: What Would You Like to Do Faster?

For today’s Question of the Week, we are talking about working faster. On July 30th, Kivi presented a new webinar, Smart Nonprofit Marketing: Advice and Hacks for Working Faster, Not Harder! During that webinar she asked, “Which of these four daily tasks are priorities for you to do faster?” Email Inbox Management Writing Graphics Social Media…

Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Would you hand over the keys to your nonprofit’s Twitter or Instagram account to a volunteer, partner, artist or celebrity?  It’s called a social media takeover, and it’s been used by big brands and a variety of nonprofits with some fairly impressive results – such as big boosts in followers and engagement. It’s a tactic well suited…

Board Exercise: Communicating to Become a Favorite Cause

I recently contributed to the 10-Minute Board Exercises Series by the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship.  These exercises and worksheets are meant to be incorporated into your board meetings to get board members talking about important issues. My worksheet, Becoming Your Donor’s Favorite Cause, is about helping your board brainstorm ways to solidify your relationships with…

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…

5 Translation Mistakes to Avoid in Your Multilingual Nonprofit Communications

I am on a roll lately with meeting talented communications professionals who are willing to blog for us on topics we haven’t covered well here in the past . . .   and today’s guest blogger and post are no exception. Let’s hear from Patricia V. Rivera on how to best create multilingual communications for…