Category: At The Office Series

At the Office is a comprehensive look at office operations, equipment, communications, etc.


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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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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NOT MUCH!    The similarities between small business and non-profits are far greater than anyone realizes. Most people are quite surprised by the similarities.  They are both businesses after all!  THINK ABOUT IT . . . Both have: investors operations profits/losses staff in one form or another promotion and advertising finances competition sales and marketing …

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Are You A Blue?

Are You A Blue? If you’re not, dealing with a Blue can be quite challenging especially if you’re a Green or an Orange.  Everyone has some colour combination but one colour dominates each one of us.  What does that mean? True Colors is a personality system which can help people better understand themselves and others …

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