How to Communicate When You Don't Agree

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Latin America and human rights are very close to my heart, and I’ve worked with nonprofits who advocate in these areas for 5+ years. I’ve known of the Commission (IACHR) for a long time, but hadn’t attended any hearings before, so I figured it was time to go and see how this process works!

What's Your Positive Story?

Our experience in life is made up of stories. Some are good and healthy, but many are not. In the spirit of spring and new beginnings, let's make a new habit.


I've learned a few tricks to help the body balance more steadily, and I think a lot of them offer good lessons for nonprofit communicators too.

The Yoga of Nonprofit Communications

One of the reasons I love working with nonprofits is that it feels so human. We connect with other people because of shared concerns, shared passions, shared goals. It’s more collaborative than competitive. People’s passions can come alive, and it’s contagious! I absolutely love to help people channel their enthusiasm and use it to create real change in the world.

To Tweak or to Redesign? That is the Question.

You've been pushing the limits of your nonprofit's website for quite a while now. You're posting things as "resources" when they are really events. The topics and categories are totally out of control. You hate how it looks. Is it time for a whole new site, or can you tweak this one and make it last a while longer?

How to Use Twitter for More Than Just "Engagement"

Even though most of the talk about social media is around engagement, there are other ways it can be useful. Learn how small foundations can cut through the noise on Twitter and find some of their grantees' success stories.

Celebration of Best Practices in Nonprofit Management

Yesterday The Washington Post and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement hosted their 20th annual celebration of best practices in nonprofit management. Read my recap and key take-aways here.

Mission: A Tool for Finding Balance

How are you spending your time, energy and money? It is moving your organization closer to accomplishing its mission?

Don't Get Lost in the Crowd!

On the web these days, there are so many "good causes" competing for people's time, attention and dollars. How can you make sure yours doesn't get lost? In this post I share some key points.

Data Visualization as a Tool for Social Change

The Interventions Showcase is a new online content discovery tool that uses interactive data visualization techniques to help community colleges connect with, learn from, and help each other.


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