At-home distractions and how to combat them

When we decided to temporarily close our office in March and our team started working from home, we had a lot to figure out. Luckily, I had a desk and a semi-dedicated office space to work in, but...

Things the pandemic taught me about managing a business

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in early 2020, I, like most business owners, had to learn how to manage a business in a crisis.

How to find value in webinars and virtual professional development

Even before the pandemic, webinars were an easy way for all of us to do a little professional development, hear some new ideas or even validate some old ones. Once the pandemic hit, I felt like I...

Reasons nonprofits can (and should) use LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool, but many employees of nonprofit organizations and small businesses do not fully understand its benefits. This is due to a variety of factors, including limited brand...

Dot Org launches “Café” to focus on nonprofit professional development

Normally when I write a blog for Dot Org, I focus on a topic related to leadership and/or the nonprofit sector. But today I’m taking a break from our traditional blog format to talk about several...

Managing social media in a crisis

There is no question that 2020 has been a year we won’t soon forget. And if you are tasked with managing social media in a crisis, or multiple crises as we are seeing this year, it is hard to...

How to stand out and maintain support during the COVID-19 pandemic

In the last few months, the way we raise money and connect with our donors has changed dramatically. Some changes might be for the best and become permanent, while others are simply a way to get...

Fundraising through the pandemic

Normally, Giving Tuesday is held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Due to the unexpected changes caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Giving Tuesday Now was created to help nonprofits...

Avoiding the trap of being too productive

Like many businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, we have our team working remotely. We’re trying to stay as productive as possible on work projects, adapting to new environments, checking...

Staying connected while staying apart

As many people transition from working in the office to working from home, effective communication becomes increasingly important. Nonprofits are responsible for communicating with many different...