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Fundraising as an Act of Kindness

February 23, 2021 — If you have ever been placed in charge of a fundraising initiative, you might relate to these statements: “It has been a hard year for everyone - how am I supposed to ask them to give?” “I feel like a nag!” “Come ON Mrs. Jones, it’s a chocolate bar. Who doesn’t want a chocolate bar?” (This is definitely based on...

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How to Reclaim Your Time

February 4, 2021 — By Crystal Wilson   There is a lot of buzz around outsourcing and virtual assistance right now.  This is a great sign that business leaders are identifying ways to free up their own time and really dig into the tasks which feed their passion and work out of their area of genius.  The idea of having to hustle hard and...

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New Year, Same You, Clear Messaging

January 25, 2021 — By Crystal Wilson   You are all in on your business, and that is awesome.  But does it ever feel like you’re the only one who really “gets” what you are offering? The thing that makes you different than others in your industry?    It can be so easy to communicate about your business (because you’re passionate about it!), but...

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Healthy Competition at Work

December 11, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson  Last year we realized that, in a lot of areas of our business, procedures, workflows, etc were more oral tradition than documented resources.  Of course, we also realize that this is not best practice, and so we committed to rectifying it by the end of this year.  Some departments have had no trouble with this but some...

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January Is Not Magic, But YOU Just Might Be

December 1, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Why is it that we associate Januaries and Mondays with an opportunity to make change?  We’re always starting the new project, the new program, etc on Monday or in January, but who is it that said we need to do that?  There have been resounding cries for months now of “I need this year to be...

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Customer Appreciation in a Small Business

November 26, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   We all call them different things, customers, clients, guests, patrons, or something else altogether, but we all know this one very real fact about them:  Without them, we would have no business.  It's really as complicated and as simple as that.  With that in mind, I'm wondering whether we are as intentional as we could be...

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3 Myths About Virtual Admin Management

November 18, 2020 — By Emily Bouchard   We’re almost an exclusively virtual organization at Flow Office Wisdom and we offer a lot of different services from a distance. We’ve noticed that while hiring a Virtual Administrative Manager (Virtual Admin) is becoming more commonplace - there are still some persistent myths out there, so we’re here to bust them!     Myth #1: Virtual...

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Google Reviews: The New and Improved Word of Mouth

November 10, 2020 — By crystal wilson   In 2017, Podium published a report stating that online reviews influence the buying decisions of 93% of people.  Not surprisingly, over 80% of the individuals utilizing online reviews are looking to *drumroll* Google for the most trusted content.  Yelp and Facebook land in 2nd and 3rd place for use, but don’t even come close to the...

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Small Business Holiday Spotlights 2020

November 5, 2020 —   This holiday season, the hustle and bustle of shopping is not going to be possible in the same way that it once was. But, small businesses are still very much open for business! They have pivoted and are making offerings in a new way. Like you, we love small businesses and love support them as they grow, so we...

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Here's To a Successful 2020 Year End Appeal

October 20, 2020 — by laura-lee mckeown and crystal wilson   So there's a global pandemic, high unemployment rates, economic crises in many major world centers, and an overall hum of panic in the general population. And as a fundraiser your job, at least the public's perception of it, is to ask people for money.    Some might say it's a challenging time to fundraise. ...

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Additional Posts

It’s a system, not magic! - October 5, 2020

What's a Habit Anyway? - September 10, 2020

Zooming into new cultural norms - September 2, 2020

Unique Perspectives - August 12, 2020

Choose Joy - April 12, 2020

Take the Wheel and Drive - December 9, 2019

What's In Your Work Plan? - September 30, 2019

The Virtual Superhero - September 16, 2019

Love is Best for the World - September 11, 2019

Email Etiquette 101 - August 21, 2019

Meetings with Meaning - August 14, 2019

Is Cash No Longer King? - August 7, 2019

Is Your Hiring Inclusive? - June 19, 2019

Vote Everyday Scavenger Hunt - March 27, 2019

Treats + Crafts + Community - December 16, 2018

Crystal's Favourite Podcasts - November 28, 2018

Happy Living Wage Week! - November 9, 2018

5 Tips From the Deadline Diva - September 26, 2018

Hello, HelloFresh! - September 12, 2018

How To Train Your...Self? - September 4, 2018

Personal Mission - August 2, 2018

We're the BEST! - July 11, 2018

Turn it Up! - May 25, 2018

Grown Up Halloween - November 1, 2017

Meet The Team - June 29, 2017

Do Your Emails Get Answers? - February 16, 2017

Guelph's Good Giving Guide - December 16, 2016

Living Wage - why not? - November 25, 2016

Changing Everything - October 14, 2016

Entrepreneurship is... - October 7, 2016

Meet The Bs? Yes Please! - August 2, 2016

Millenial Is A State Of Mind - April 28, 2016

Are You AODA Compliant? - March 3, 2016

Stress and the Entrepreneur - February 3, 2016

Why We Went For The B - August 3, 2015

The Wisdom of Women - May 10, 2015

We're Back From Bootcamp - March 13, 2015

That Third One Is Tricky - January 28, 2015

Let's Talk About Posters - December 17, 2014

Our 3rd Bottom Line - September 24, 2014

What Is This Flow Thing? - July 23, 2014

Schedule Solutions - January 8, 2014

Happy New Year? - September 13, 2013

Get Out Of Your Box - April 2, 2013

Bookkeeping - March 12, 2013

What Kind of Hungry - March 10, 2013

Hearts In The Right Place - February 27, 2013

The Friend With The Pick Up Truck - February 11, 2013

Why Do You Do It Pt. 2 - January 28, 2013

Why Do You Do It - January 15, 2013

New Beginnings - January 2, 2013