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:…

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…