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With the New Year comes our renewed focus—learn what is fresh and exciting and how we can help your team thrive! I gave myself permission to truly rest and refresh over the holidays. Plus, I’ve spent the first weeks of the year refocusing my services and website so they better reflect the clients I work with and the transformations I help them make.
Over the holidays, my closest friend called me up at 6:08 AM and asked me for some help with six foster puppies. She had come down with a severe case of food poisoning, could barely move, and definitely could not manage the care, feeding, and cleaning of six 8-week-old puppies. I spent the whole day with these little guys and gals and was happy to help. How would 2024 feel if your team started the year feeling more supported, connected, and energized?
I heard an episode of a podcast that truly resonated with me when I heard someone say that people don’t take enough time to stop… and think. About their life. About their business. About what is important to them. About their health. About…[insert things that are important to you here]. Instead, we let life lead us down whatever path we’re on, and we don’t take the time to stop and think about whether that is the path we WANT to be on. We don’t take enough time to think about what we want our businesses or our lives to look like, feel like, or be like.
October is a month that always creeps up on me. Maybe it’s because Halloween is this month and there are always a lot of creepy critters and sometimes scary things just waiting to jump out and say, “BOO!” It is also the first month of the last quarter of the year. My...
First things first, what exactly is capacity-building? It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot in the nonprofit world, and yet, the definition of “capacity-building” is not always crystal clear.
At its core, capacity-building is all about strengthening an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission effectively and efficiently. Think of it as giving your nonprofit a power-up to serve its beneficiaries better and achieve its goals. So, in general, capacity-building encompasses a wide range of activities and strategies.