Don't have enough time to plan, because you just do, do, do? Feel overwhelmed because your to-do list is too long, and yet still growing by the day? Wish you could be more strategic instead of reacting? The only way to get on top of your workload is to streamline the way you work, and the smartest way to do that is by creating “simple rules.”
In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World, 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 through our daily lives at work and home. “Never go on a second date with someone who only talks about themselves” is a simple rule. Triage procedures used in emergency rooms and on battlefields based on pulse and respiration are simple rules. Sounds like what you need as a communications director, right?
Nonprofit marketing and fundraising have simple rules too, and that’s what we’ll cover during this brand-new webinar.
We’ll look at six different categories of simple rules for communications directors.
The first three help you make better, faster decisions:
These are the “In or Out” or “Yes or No” or “Always or Never” rules.
These help you rank alternatives.
These tell you when to stop looking at alternatives, or when to stop doing certain kinds of work and to change course.
The next three are more about the process of getting things down better and faster:
These specify that certain actions take place when triggering events happen.
These guide the basics of executing tasks.
These explain how individuals should behave to produce a group result.
During the webinar, Kivi Leroux Miller will show you how to apply these six kinds of simple rules to some of your biggest, time-consuming headaches, such as:
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Kivi Leroux Miller, CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally mentored more than 150 nonprofit communications directors and communications teams as a certified executive coach. She is also the co-founder of Bold & Brig&t Media, which published her newest book, "CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit's Communications for Great Results" in February 2018. She's also the author of "The Nonprofit Marketing Guide" (2010) and the award-winning "Content Marketing for Nonprofits" (2013).
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