Nothing like business as usual

Today marks the end of the second full week of shelter-in-place orders in Ohio, and three weeks the announcement that schools were shutting down. I wanted to share an update with my clients as everyone adapts to business-not-as-usual. Practically speaking, it may take a little longer for me to return emails. Phone calls may get…

Stay connected while you’re staying home

social distance happy hour podcast

Working from home these days? Me too. I mean, I've been working from home, but now so is my husband. And my kids are home. And we're hunkering down, trying to keep our germs to ourselves and looking for ways to remain productive, stay sane and give back in the small ways we can as…

How to Plan an Annual Report for Your Nonprofit

Figuring out how to plan an annual report for your organization and not sure where to begin? Even as the trend toward shorter publications continues to gain momentum, annual reports are substantive pieces of content. Regardless of the format, they have to pull their weight for an entire year. It can feel like they must…

Celebrating A Great First Year

cupcake celebration

This week, I'm celebrating a great first year since I launched Collective Reach. To look back, I've put together an annual report of sorts. I want to begin by saying thanks. To everyone who encouraged, referred, hired, reviewed, advised, partnered with and supported me, I'm extremely grateful. 2019 was a year full of good luck,…

How I Prepare Communications Workshops for Nonprofit Teams

In my work with clients, I have had a few opportunities this year to prepare communications workshops for nonprofit teams on topics like branding and storytelling. Having worked so many years from within organizations to build understanding and buy-in around the value of communications in mission-based work, I love the challenge these workshops present me:…