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:…

Storytelling Tools for Nonprofits

nonprofit storytelling toolkit

Today‚Äôs post on storytelling tools for nonprofits offers some practical ideas and resources for building storytelling culture in your organization. Earlier, I covered the five essential elements of effective nonprofit storytelling, as well as the relationship between brand architecture and storytelling and ways to build an integrated, authentic culture around storytelling. While this all sounds…