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…

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…