Now What: How context enriches connections

context enriches connection

It's another week in the post-pandemic world, and my Now What series continues with what's been working for me as I navigate how to communicate with readers, clients and colleagues. This week, I'm exploring how context enriches connections. Context is something I've written about before, both as it relates to branding and storytelling. Contextualizing your…

Now What: Building Connection Across Social Distance

building connection on video call

If there is one goal on the mind of every nonprofit communicator, it's building connection across social distance in the time of COVID-19. Connection doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. It requires different channels, messages and objectives. Our individual needs for connection evolves over time, too. But for organizations and businesses to remain relevant…

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…

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…

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:…