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What do I want to be about the same this year?

While a new year often brings new ideas, energy, perspectives and a list of “things to change.” Not everything always needs to change. You may have done some incredible work last year in areas of your life that you would

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What do I want to be about the same this year?

While a new year often brings new ideas, energy, perspectives and a list of “things to change.” Not everything always needs to change. You may have done some incredible work last year in areas of your life that you would

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Top 10 Tips for Facilitating Online Meetings

When we transitioned to online meetings more than two years ago, I don’t think anyone realized that online meetings would continue to be the primary way we connect with one another. We have learned a lot over the past two

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Overcoming Online Meeting Fatigue Part 2

Last week, we started the conversation about overcoming online meeting fatigue. Although online meetings can be a great way to connect with people in multiple places and can be an efficient way to work together, they can also create weariness

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Overcoming Online Meeting Fatigue Part 1

When we first moved to online meetings over two years ago, everyone was scrambling to figure out how we stay connected and there were SO MANY meetings. Since people didn’t have to travel, our “availability” created a misconception that daily

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Don’t keep doing it – Delegate!

One of the ways we can stay overwhelmed is when we try to keep doing everything ourselves. Even if some tasks only take you a few minutes, those minutes add up!  And even if you CAN do something, it doesn’t

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Make the most important things stand out

Do you ever wonder if anyone ever reads your meeting minutes? Are you frustrated because no one seems to remember what the action items are from the meeting? Although you probably don’t have anyone raising their hand to take minutes

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Who is doing what?

One of the most important and challenging aspects of leading a coalition – or really any team – is getting clear on roles. This is especially true when you have new staff, leaders and members. When you find yourself overwhelmed

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Match your meeting agenda with your meeting purpose

Clarifying your purpose is essential for all aspects of coalition and partnership building. One of the topics I highlight more than any other in my blog posts is getting clear on purpose. Once we are clear on our purpose, we

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Escape the Overwhelm

In our coalition, partnership and relationship work, there are ALWAYS more things to do and people to connect with than we have time to do them. And when we add this to a busy home and personal life, we can

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Clarifying roles for coalition staff

When working in coalitions, you are constantly thinking about roles. How can you engage your members in meaningful ways? What roles will people play (or not)? One of the areas we don’t spend nearly enough time considering is the specific

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10 Keys to Accountability

No one wants to talk about it (and we did – check out Part 1 and Part 2 Masterclasses!) but accountability is an important aspect of coalition building and trust building. When some people are held accountable and others are

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Most Popular Posts

10 Keys to Accountability

No one wants to talk about it (and we did – check out Part 1 and Part 2 Masterclasses!) but accountability is an important aspect of coalition building and trust building. When some people are held accountable and others are

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Eight Elements of Effective Meetings

As we head into Spring (and the same thing happens in the Fall), we are facing meetings in every area of our lives! If you are leading groups of volunteers, there is likely a window of a few months in

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Trust: How do you build it?

Last week, we highlighted the importance of trust in coalition building. We can easily say “trust” is important or we want more “trust” in our coalition, but actually building trust takes time and intentionality. Building trust = building and maintaining

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