Time to Chill; Self-Care in Quarantine

By Candice Briddell | April 20, 2020

There are many things this new normal we are living within has taught us.  Many of us are adjusting to balancing multiple personas at the same time, roles like teacher, stay at home parent, worker, cleaner and chef.   And while it is usually fun to master new skills, there is usually more of a planned…

Some Truths Of Our New Reality: The Good. The Unknown. The Possible.

By Candice Briddell | April 16, 2020

It sure does feel like the 987th day of Febaprarch doesn’t it?  The days of physical distancing and #stayhome seem to both be going by at a distance and at a snail’s pace at the same time.  It feels like forever ago that we were contemplating the what ifs around March and April campaigns…and now…

Making Room for Change

By Candice Briddell | April 9, 2020

Change is difficult in the most ideal of circumstances, but the circumstances we find ourselves in now during the COVID-19 pandemic are far from ideal. Everyone is adjusting to the new normal in unprecedented ways.   Our friends at MINDset direct provided this excellent article on suggestions for how to pivot from live events, auctions,…

How to Stay Motivated When Working From Home Isn’t “Fun” Anymore

By Candice Briddell | April 6, 2020

Does anybody know what day it is? Nope? … Me neither. A few weeks ago, as stay at home orders started rolling out, we found ourselves asking many questions … Is the internet still going to work with the whole world working from their homes? Is Zoom going to crash? Will my happy hour be…

Implications of Social Distancing: Ways to pivot from live auction, galas, walks and other events to accommodate new societal norms

By Candice Briddell | March 30, 2020

Over the past 2-3 weeks, much of American culture has shifted.  The term ‘social distancing’ was a vague phrase very seldom used (or understood)– and yet today, it is commonplace in our dialogue, along with other newfound favorites like ‘flatten the curve’ and #stayhome.  And while the literal translations of this new lingo have transformed…

Getting Prepared and Managing Through COVID-19

By Candice Briddell | March 10, 2020

In the fundraising world, we spend a lot of time talking about potential disruptors in the marketplace. We plan for everything…postage increases…election years…email and mail delivery challenges…but how do we cope with the current situation where a national health crisis has the potential to disrupt organization’s fundraising outcomes for the foreseeable future.   Before this…