We love our clients and like to promote the great work they do in our city. We became involved with Friends of The Spire in 2017 and are delighted to share with you the success the group has had in renovating and reinvigorating a welcoming (and affordable!) space for nonprofits and community groups in Kingston.
Where do nonprofit
organizations and community groups find affordable and safe space for assembly, celebration, reflection and social action? For some, that place is The
Spire. And Friends of The Spire – a dedicated small group of tireless
individuals – are committed to preserving this beautiful heritage building for
Kingstonians. You can help. First, a bit of background. Known for generations as the
Sydenham Street United Church, The Spire is located in the heart
of the Old Sydenham Heritage Conservation District and has been a gathering
place since long before Confederation. Originally serving as the city’s circus
site, the land was donated in 1851 by the city’s first mayor, John…
When I worked at the Province of Nova Scotia, I was part of a team that launched the first survey to measure how engaged provincial employees were. The survey measured staff opinions and perceptions in 10 areas: teamwork, communication, employee involvement, quality of work life,
leadership, compensation and recognition, personal growth, diversity, safety and security,
and recruitment and retention. (You can find out more about this and subsequent surveys here.)
Prior to and during my time at the province, I had often been the go-to person for employee communication programs and had been an advocate of good employee communication practices. This was because none of my PR colleagues thought employee communication was exciting enough. I didn't agree. I thought if organizations were going to say that employees are their most valuable resource, they should show it and I was excited about the possibilities of this work.
The experience with the employee surveys, however, gave me a new way…
This is our third post as part of our strategy series. You can find the first, Strategy vs Tactics here and the second on Audiences here.
Lewis Carroll said, "if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." Where "there" is would be anyone's guess. This might be fun, if you're up for an adventure, but if you're trying to run a successful business or organization, it's a recipe for chasing down a lot of dead ends - or running off the road entirely.
That's why knowing what you want to achieve is so important.
A goal is a long-term proposition. It's a step in achieving your vision - that aspirational dream of success. Examples of vision are:
Microsoft: A computer on every desk and in every home. Wikipedia: A world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.Oxfam: A world without poverty.Habitat for Humanity: A…