Tag Archives: Productivity

How To Make the Most of Your Morning Commute

I’ve seen many articles on the benefits of the morning routine, each of which has fallen along similar lines: successful people wake up before 6am, they’re super intentional about planning their days, and with discipline, we can all be the same way. There are even guides on how people can do this.

That’s all great. The problem is that I’m just not there yet. Continue reading

Back to Paper: My Trial with a Written Planner

*Note: the following is NOT an advertisement. Just a gal, sharing thoughts on a planner.

I take pride in being organized at work. Not only do I feel more efficient, but I enjoy building trackers and project plans to stay on task and get things done.

Lately though, as I’ve taken on more responsibility, I’ve been feeling scrambled. Continue reading

5 Tips for Quickly Designing a Flyer in Word (with GIFs!)

Have you ever been asked to build, or modify, a flyer during your nonprofit career? Whether you’ve worked in program services, volunteer management or development, I’m guessing the answer is yes. It’s certainly happened to me more than a few times!

If you’re Illustrator savvy, this isn’t a big ask. But if not, you’ve probably wondered ‘where do I begin? And WHY can’t we just contract this out to someone else for crying out loud?’ Continue reading

The End of Summer Checklist: 10 Ways To Get Work Ready for Fall

If there’s one thing I can count on about this season, it’s the fact that it flies by every single year. Seriously, where did August go?

But this is not the time to lament the end of summer and long days at the beach; after all, who doesn’t love the fall?! Continue reading

Here’s the Deal with Salesforce and Nonprofits

I’ve worked with quite a few organizations that use Salesforce, and I’m even helping one organization transition to it now. After years of dabbling in the platform, I’ll quickly say this: I really do love it.

That’s not to say that the system is perfect, or even super intuitive to use. In fact, some of the complaints I’ve heard in the sector is that Salesforce can be clunky and complicated. Nonprofits just want to deliver on their mission and have the data they need to do it effectively. Why then, is Salesforce so difficult to figure out? Continue reading

10 Reasons Why You Should Enroll in an Excel Course ASAP

I never planned to learn Excel. It sort of happened by accident.

At the end of my junior year of college, I was accepted into an internship program that placed me at a major nonprofit organization. Since the program was best known for its banking internships, every participant had to complete an Excel course as part of our training. I set aside one day after finals to walk through the modules, opened up my laptop, and got to work.

Things haven’t been the same since. Continue reading