How to Stretch Your End-of-Fiscal-Year Budget

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Budgets, COVID Pivoting.

It’s been a crazy year for economic development and tourism-based organizations in so many ways. And this doesn’t exclude budgets! We were already several months into the pandemic when the beginning of the fiscal year started. Since then, it’s continued to be an unprecedented and unpredictable year. As we get closer to June 30th, it’s …

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Platinum PR’s 2020 Annual Report

Posted on January 26, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Client Stories, COVID Pivoting, Event Planning, Hiring, Inspiration, News, Personal Share, Team Building, Webinars & Video Conference.

In last week’s newsletter, we talked about the importance of sharing everything your organization did in 2020 in an annual report — because decision makers won’t know what you’ve really been doing unless you tell them. This week, we’re sharing Platinum PR’s Annual Report with you! After all, we love to walk our talk! 🙂 Platinum PR …

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How creating your budget proposal is different in 2021

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Budgets, Business Development.

It’s that time of year again… Time to work on budget proposals for the upcoming July 1 fiscal year! However, in 2021, making the budgetary “ask” needs be done a little differently. COVID isn’t finished yet, and neither are the impacts of it. It’s imperative to think both long-term and short-term about budget needs as …

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Now’s the time to strengthen your “bragging” muscle

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Storytelling.

Today we’re talking about the importance of sharing your story – and why it’s more important now than ever. Once COVID hit, EDOs and tourism organizations had to scramble to keep up with all of the new, pressing demands. You’ve had to create, promote, and execute on brand new funding programs, requiring extensive staff time and …

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The data you need to track in a COVID world

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development.

When it comes to budget justifications, sometimes we assume that our stakeholders and elected officials know how much time, energy, and resources it takes to do a particular project.  For example, we assume they understand:  The amount of handholding you do with business owners The amount of time it takes to create and review a …

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