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Investing in yourself

Historically, I have had a default setting that allows my ego to chime in and tell me, “You’re not worth it.” This shows up in a variety of ways, some more amusing than others (read: frustrating). Sometimes it manifests itself as denying myself nice things altogether (e.g. skipping out on purchases or experiences because “I … Continued

Kindness is a virtue

Who has been kind to you in your professional life? Could be a boss, co-worker, mentor… maybe even a stranger. I have been fortunate to have been the recipient of many kindnesses throughout my professional journey. Townsend Wardlaw would encourage me to pivot my thinking to express these as opportunities I *created*. This is why … Continued

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The Secret Formula That Builds Stronger Relationships

You can hear it in almost every podcast episode I’ve recorded and every piece of advice I give—the best way to succeed with your organization is to focus on nurturing your relationships. Doesn’t matter whether you’re thinking about your stakeholders, your customers, or your champions. Creating a consistent and long-term relationship makes it easier for … Continued

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Framing The “Donation Conversation”

Many nonprofits accept product donations to help fuel their mission. Donors love them. After all, what’s not to love about buying a gift for a kid in need, or off-loading a can or two of beans from the pantry? However, some organizations have built partnerships that enable them to stretch cash donations a LOT farther … Continued

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Pro Tip: Get Your Case Studies Read

Here’s a great piece of advice you can put to practice TODAY from Donald Miller‘s treasure trove of great advice: Re-title your Case Studies. No one wants to read a “White Paper” or a “Case Study”. When creating materials like these to engage and illuminate your prospects and provide value to your audience, simply re-title … Continued