We are living in traumatic times, and we need to prioritize building resilience. As the COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out (although not as fast as we’d like), we know there will be an end to the pandemic. But work from home (if we are lucky enough to have a job) will probably continue well into 2021. If we learned anything during 2020, work-life balance is much harder when working from home. Before the pandemic, it was much easier to compartmentalize your workweek with … [Read more...]
Time Management for Nonprofit Social Media Professionals: What's Your Best Tip?
In the nonprofit sector, time is our most valuable resource. It can't be recycled if we squander it. Distractions are time wasters and you need to manage them not the other way around. Some interruptions come from our physical environment. Co-workers stop at your desk to chat or a colleague asks you to compile a report. Distractions come from the Internet if you have email, Twitter, or mobile phone beeping at you. Or if you've developed the bad habit of mindless checking of your … [Read more...]
Twitter Tip for Networked Nonprofits: Follow the Few To Get To the Many
For the past few years whenever I doing a training or speak about nonprofits and social media and more recently when we've presented about the book, The Networked Nonprofit, someone always raises this concern: "Social media is a time suck." Networked Nonprofits are not only experts in using social media, but they know how to streamline their work flow often based on an understanding of applying network theory to their practice. One of the best principles I learned was from Valdis Krebs who … [Read more...]