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As a marketing director in a DC nonprofit, I get pitched on a regular basis on a variety of products and services, from web development and database management, to data analysis, general marketing and social media analytics/implementation. Some go better than others– and most go mediocrely. So here’s my advice to every consultant: 1. Don’t … Continue reading
This is another of my LinkedIn posts, which I’m cross-posting here. One of the biggest challenges new managers face is giving effective feedback. While most of us are comfortable giving positive feedback, many people struggle with giving constructive criticism that improves outcomes. Here are some approaches that should make things easier: Step #1:: BEFORE you … Continue reading
I’ve been interviewing lots of candidates lately for jobs at all levels of the organization. What surprises me in many of these interviews is that even candidates with tremendous experience make terrible interviewing errors that I’d expect from someone with little experience. Therefore, to help every person I ever interview or any person looking to … Continue reading
An LinkedIn influencer post of mine that I’m cross-posting here. Congratulations new supervisor! Not only did you get promoted, but now you’re supervising a couple of people too. Here’s the catch: the people you’re managing used to be your peers. Some of them have more experience than you or came in at the same time … Continue reading
An LinkedIn influencer post of mine that I’m cross-posting here. For any manager overseeing a team, it’s challenging to balance individual needs and collective goals, while also ensuring that everyone feels motivated/supported and committed to the job. But there are a few easy tips that every supervisor can use to boost team engagement, commitment and … Continue reading
What are the program goals? How does the program measure success? How can I track this measurement? Do I understand the program? What’s the recipient’s experience supposed to be? What are the timelines? What’s going to confuse a person who’s trying to get this benefit? Can we address any of those issues directly in the … Continue reading
I’m cited in 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits about the use of Yammer, an internal messaging tool.