What to Do with All Those Good Ideas

Communications is a creative and constantly changing field with many different options and choices. Communications team are usually understaffed. Too many ideas and not enough resources to implement them: It’s a perfect storm that can sink your communications strategy if you aren’t careful. Whether those good ideas come flowing in from program staff, board members,…

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

  In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon), Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt define simple rules as “shortcut strategies that save time and effort by focusing our attention and simplifying the way we process information.” They help us simplify complex systems and decisions so that we can move more quickly…

Are Print, Email, Website and Social Media Equally Time Consuming?

If you look at the preliminary results from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, email marketing, print marketing, the website/blog and social media marketing are almost identical in the rankings for how much time nonprofit staff are spending on them. This chart shows a weighted average where 2 is “a limited amount of time” and 3…

How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

This Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Carson Tate, author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. You and…

The Four Types of Productivity Styles

Next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Carson Tate, author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. Take the…

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…