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…

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…