12 Ways to Add More Hygge to Your Office

If you are on Instagram or Pinterest at all, you can’t help but run into a lot of hygge-inspired photography. (The photo at the top of this post isn’t mine, but the smaller ones below are.) Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness, comfort, warmth, and charm that gets Danes through the long, cold, dark winters. It’s…

Protest or Persuade? A Quick Guide to Communications Strategy During These Divided Times

Protest or persuade? That is the question your nonprofit should be asking as our nation’s political and cultural war intensifies. How you answer could help define how you are viewed by the public and your donors for years to come. In the past few days alone, we’ve seen a flurry of highly charged issues make headlines,…

Who Should Be Making that Comms Decision?

On Thursday, I’m teaching a new webinar called Streamlining Communications Decision Making: From Strategic Planning to the Daily Grind.  We’ll talk about all kinds of communications decisions that nonprofits have to make and everything that goes into making the best possible decisions. Of course, who makes the decision is one of those key elements! In nonprofits…

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…

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…