High-context communications in a low-context virtual world

Want to learn more on this subject? We partnered with the author for a free webinar - watch the full recording here. With all the time you spend online, wouldn’t it be nice to communicate more in ways that didn’t...

Seven ways to break down workplace silos

Sometimes our work environments make it seem like we've never left high school. Cliques develop, groups grow insular and it becomes nearly impossible to cross the divide. Whether it's a nonprofit organization or for-profit company, it's not unusual for employees...

Five ways to improve internal communications at your nonprofit

Nonprofit organizations spend a lot of time and energy communicating with external audiences, which include donors, volunteers, board members, reporters, politicians and policymakers. But are you neglecting to communicate with one of the most crucial target audiences of all —...

Positioning your organization for success

There's a lot of buzz about the marketing tool of "positioning" these days. The term can be a bit confusing. In this article, we're going to define positioning and walk you through six steps that help you craft a positioning...

Workplace Chatter: How communications can impact your bottom line

An organization may boast an executive director with years of experience in the voluntary sector, a top-notch communications coordinator, a board filled with the most impressive experts in their field, and a dedicated volunteer base. But without one key element,...

Communications audits: How effectively are you communicating?

How many of us look at the dashboards in our cars? A dashboard keeps track of things like oil and fuel levels, temperature and mileage and provides us with helpful information to take action based on the indicators. Just like...

Talk amongst yourselves: How internal communications can impact your mission

I’ve learned many things from my time spent working at a public broadcaster. Some lessons stemmed from positive experiences. Others, well, not so much. For instance, I’ve seen firsthand the disastrous effects resulting from an organization’s decision not to prioritize...

Through the volunteers’ eyes: What volunteers want nonprofits to know about effectively involving them

Happy National Volunteer Week! This week, events will be held across Canada to celebrate the contributions of countless volunteers. In the midst of the festivities, let's pause for a quieter, more reflective way to recognize our volunteers...by listening to them...

A framework for personal and organizational success

Introduction Many organizations develop strategic plans and spend the time to outline the tasks, responsibilities, and timelines required to implement the plan, yet they are still unable to make a meaningful difference in the organization's achievements. This article is written...
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