Now What, Intermission: Survival Mode

covid survival mode

I don't remember what I was going to write about for this week's blog post. Which was supposed to go up four days ago. (Oh, the irony--my last post was about the importance of consistency!) Somewhere, there's a green notebook with a clear outline of each of the four topics I wanted to cover in…

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…

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:…