Lorraine Arams

Passionate, energetic and experienced office operations advisor and trainer/ I help enterprises and their people maximize their potential and successes in a well-structure environment for flow and growth.

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Which Non-Profit Should You Give Your Money to?

Often, I’m asked: “Which non-profit should I support?”   My answer:  the non-profit which appeals to you and does the most good   Here are some considerations: What interests you?  What are you the most passionate about?  What change would you like to see? Write a list. Pick 3.  Which organizations serve those interests well?  …

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Is No an Answer? Recently, an executive director responded to an email I had sent him letting him know about my services and products for non-profits.   Having been an executive director for some time, I started a business to assist non-profits with their issues which includes services for executive directors. The answer: No.  Nothing …

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Executive Directors and Stress

Executive Directors and Stress are Friendly Foes One of the greatest enemies of Executive Directors is stress but it can be friendly.  Why?  Because Stress is manageable through good organization practices. If an executive director recognizes that their office systems may be working against them, then at least one area of stress is eliminated.  Often, …

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Does It Take Too Long to Explain the Project to an Independent Contractor?

  Does the Time Taken to Work with an Independent   Contractor Worth It? Many executive directors believe they must do the work that cannot be done by others in the organization.  Often, executive directors simply don’t have enough staff for the workload required.  The hours get very long.  The stress builds.  Soon, the executive director …

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Should You Ever Change Your Budget?

Is Altering the Budget Responsible Financial Management? Board members often comment on an executive director’s performance as poor because the executive director dared change certain items in an approved budget.  The opposite should be revered.  Why? Any executive director that is rationally adjusting expenditures in the budget is one who is paying attention to the …

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