The project management tool your org needs to know.
Somebody get me an Asana mug, because I’m going through a phase.
For those who don’t know, Asana is an online project management tool. The free version (which I use for most of my work & blog projects) has great features for tracking tasks, deadlines and assignees.
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Your gala or annual fundraiser is one of the most important events of the year! Here are some easy metrics you’ll want to capture to measure the success.
Spreadsheets can either make or break your day. Here are 7 musts to gracefully navigate through any Excel or Google Sheets situation!
Anyone who regularly works with spreadsheets knows the anguish of screwing up said spreadsheets.
It goes like this. You’re powering through for hours – filtering, sorting, formulating. Then you notice that one row of data looks slightly off.
After frantically checking a few more rows, it hits you. Something went wrong in your manipulations, and the data’s been messed. You need to start over from the beginning!
I know. As much as I love spreadsheets, they’ve also destroyed many of my work days too.
Fortunately, we can do things to reduce the odds of this scenario happening…and do our best to work backwards when it does.
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When your nonprofit keeps you busy, it’s easy to put documentation on the back burner. Here are all the reasons why you’ll want to start.
If you won the lottery & left your job today, could your org pick up where you left off?
If your answer was a big fat NOPE, then this one’s for you.
When we talk about mission-driven work, we hardly ever talk about documenting it. And it’s no mystery why. Documentation is time-consuming. Aren’t we all busy enough?
But we can’t keep ignoring this! Documentation is key to making a lasting impact at work. It allows our projects to outlive (you know what I mean) us when we move on from our orgs.
Plus I’m in documentation purgatory right now. So I can personally attest, this task is so worth your while to do early.
There’s more we can all be doing to make those team meetings more effective.
Okay, let’s get into this. Confession time.
When I first started working, I LOVED meetings. They were my chance to hear from folks higher up the chain about what the heck was going on at my org! Plus, I wasn’t that busy…back then.
4 years later & everything’s changed. I’m a seasoned grump that has way too much on her plate, which means I’m dodging calendar invites like Leon from the Matrix. If that’s even his name. Is that his name?
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Many of us will experience some form of imposter syndrome at work. Here’s how to re-frame it, so that you’re more productive & effective in your org.
Let’s talk about impostor syndrome, gang. Because although this blog is constantly offering advice about how to do well….like most, your girl suffers with this one from time to time!
Impostor syndrome, for those who don’t know, is a phenomenon driven by feelings of failure, inadequacy or incompetence. Psychology Today describes it as “a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.”
What makes impostor syndrome different from your average unconfidence (inconfidence? disconfidence?) is that it even happens to folks with a track record of awesomeness. Imagine the smartest person you know confessing they feel like a fake, and you get the idea.
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