Self-Care for Workaholics

First off – three things about me. I am queen of the side hustle. For as long as I can remember, I have been the first to snatch up odd jobs, temporary gigs, and random opportunities to make some extra cheddar. Always legal endeavors, I promise. And spending most of my 20’s broke as a […]

Events Made Easy Peasy

I have planned probably 150+ events in my day… And counting. My list of 5 event management essentials for a successful project might not have lots in common with others, but these points are pretty helpful to me, so I want to share them with the world. Great event management is all about attitude. Once […]

Nonprofit Board Service Part 3: What Type?

All boards of directors govern, or guide, the work of a given nonprofit organization. This means that the members of the board are expected to weigh in on the big decisions that steer the organization. Most boards also have expectations related to fundraising and time commitments, too. Make sure you understand the role before you […]

Nonprofit Board Service Part 2: During the Meeting

Ever been to a board meeting before? If not, that is ok! Everyone has to start somewhere. Just so you’re ready, here’s a rundown of what to expect (more or less) in a nonprofit board meeting, and some suggestions for helping things run smoothly. Most board meetings have a similar progression and agenda. It’s helpful […]

Nonprofit Board Service Part 1: Roles and Responsibilities

I get a lot of questions about what it’s like to serve on a nonprofit board, who does what on the board, and what happens during meetings. This post will be the first in a series on the topic of nonprofit board service. I hope that once you know more about the ins and outs, […]

Time to Get Social!

For small organizations and non-profits, social media is an important way to ensure that your voice is heard above the massive amounts of content found on the internet every day. Here are some ideas to help you get going on your social media presence and start reaching your target audiences. Who are they? Determining who you […]

Volunteer Service for Beginners

  Just do it! Do you have an issue that’s close to your heart? If you have some free time, and would rather spend it giving back and making a difference than binge-watching your whole life away, consider volunteering and Board Service. Remember this quote by the ultimate do-er, Mahatma Gandhi: “Indolence is a delightful but […]

Practical Team Building – Really!

 Anyone can be a leader and contribute to team building – that means you! And, team building can happen at any time. (Well, coffee first, then team building.) If you think your group is in need of a little boost and strengthening, you’re probably right. When you’re ready, it’s important to move forward with a spirit […]

Use Your Words

When you’re THISCLOSE to flipping out at work because someone’s spewing crazy nonsense, come join us over here in the Emotional Intelligence corner. Today’s lesson is: “Use Your Words”. In 3 doable steps. 1. Stop and Think Sometimes when we are feeling hurt or slighted, it helps to remember that everyone has lives and issues – […]