Effective nonprofit storytelling: five key elements

I'm kicking off a new series today with an overview of what makes for effective nonprofit storytelling. I’m back from a serious summer step-back, at least as it relates to my own content! This summer has been really packed with client work (stay tuned for a few project features), plus a brief but delightful vacation…

Behind the Scenes at Collective Reach: My Summer Step-Back

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Collective Reach? Here is a rundown of what I've been up to this summer, and what refocusing and recharging looks like to me. Last month, I explored several ways nonprofit communicators could take advantage of the summer slowdown to refocus and recharge. It's been a quiet…

Battling Nonprofit Burnout with Summer Self-Care

How to take care of yourself at work and stay productive when you can’t stay focused A seasonal slowdown is a great time to explore summer self-care. In my last post, I covered several ways to make the most of your free time to improve your outcomes for the year and make your life easier…

Summer Step-Back: Trade the Trees for the Forest

trade the forest for the trees summer step-back

The Summer Step-Back is a great time to figuratively trade the trees for the forest in evaluating your communications efforts. Last week, I introduced the idea of taking a Summer Step-Back. This is an intentional approach to handling seasonal slowdowns to help you feel more strategic, rested and ready to take on whatever comes your…

Summer Step-Back: Be intentional with your downtime

summer step back and enjoy a popsicle

It's June, which means it's time to take a Summer Step-Back. Careening toward free time Every year, it happens. You’re scrambling to get in your year-end appeals. Before you can even catch your breath, you’re ringing in the new year with dazzling new goals and a million ways to get there. Moments later, you’re making…