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...

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...

Leading and planning during a crisis

I’m not an expert in infectious diseases. But I do have more than 25 years of experience in public relations, nonprofit communications and marketing so I understand how to communicate with diverse...

How shaping our workplace culture has transformed our business

There is so much discussion in business circles about building a strong workplace culture. There are hashtags devoted to #workplaceculture, my Google search on workplace culture provided more than...

Picking the best vendor partner or contractor for your company

Like most small agencies and consulting firms, we outsource certain types of work to outside vendors or contractors and have vendor partnerships that help us provide services to our clients. It...

Outsourcing work to the best people

Like most small agencies and consulting firms, we outsource certain types of work to outside vendors or contractors and have vendor partnerships that help us provide services to our clients. It...

Three operational changes leaders must make to propel their business

I believe the best way to propel your nonprofit or small business is to look for methods to improve your operations. When your systems and day-to-day items are working well, you can better deal...

Prioritizing when it doesn't seem possible

We’ve all had “that kind of week" (or month, year, etc.). I’m sure you know what I am talking about. It’s the kind of week where everything you need to do is a priority and ranking those...

Four fundraising metrics nonprofit leaders should know and track

Nonprofit leaders must pay attention to many details – numbers served, outcomes, staffing percentages, budgets and dollars raised. In our work at Dot Org, however, we often find that leaders...

Six ways to become a transparent nonprofit leader

Over the last several months, I have taken some time to learn more about workplace culture. In the process, I frequently came across the topic of transparent leadership and how it relates to...