I recently celebrated one year at my company, jabber logic, which provides marketing and consulting services for nonprofits and small businesses. In the past year, as I’ve explained to friends and family what I do — helping clients rebrand, managing social media, writing website copy — there’s one fact that seems to stand out most: I’m one of just two people in my office.
My boss, Amee McDonald, founded the company with her husband, and we work with contract employees on specific projects. But, most days, it’s just the two of us in an open office. There are no cubicles to retreat to, and no hiding the fact that you just microwaved a fragrant bowl of soup. I’m not only constantly aware of the office dynamic; I’m partially responsible for it. And while that alone can be demanding, it’s also been a valuable lesson in determining the kind of workplace culture I want and what I can do to shape it.Read more
To kick off 2013, YNPN Twin Cities offered event programming that challenged members to Connect Through Purpose. February’s event, The First Seven Seconds, provided strategies for improving your non-verbal communication cues to make memorable first impressions. March’s event, How to Move a Mountain, featured a panel of 3 amazing change makers who shared their tips for inspiring others to make a difference. Whether you were in hibernation or just couldn’t make it to the events, we have video highlights from the February and March events to get you up to speed.Read more
Having a clear idea of who you are and what you care about, then representing yourself consistently online is the essence of personal branding. Not only can it help advance your career and build your network, it can also provide a stronger platform for communicating effectively about the causes you're passionate about as a nonprofit professional.Read more