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Marta's Project Pointers Newsletters

Project Pointers Newsletter – Spring 2020 Issue 60

Read Issue 60 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss how I can deliver my best. (249 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter – Winter 2020 Issue 59

Read Issue 59 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the essential partnership skill. (264.62 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter – Early Winter 2019 Issue 58

Read Issue 58 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I introduce a colleague and discuss holiday stress. (194.52 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter – Fall 2019 Issue 57

Read Issue 57 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the Importance of Culture. (263 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2019 Issue 56

Read Issue 56 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the mistakes to avoid a partnership meltdown. (262 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2019 Issue 55

Read Issue 55 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss deciding if stakeholder interviews would be helpful. (299 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Late Winter 2019 Issue 54

Read Issue 54 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the differences between nonprofit and business mergers. (273 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2018 Issue 53

Read Issue 53 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss 2018 and the power of partnerships. (196 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2018 Issue 52

Read Issue 52 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss controlling behavior. (259 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2018 Issue 51

Read Issue 51 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss making commitments. (323 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2018 Issue 50

Read Issue 50 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss an ideal merger steering committee. (256 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2018 Issue 49

Read Issue 49 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnerships that do not go as you expected. (655 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2017 Issue 48

Read Issue 48 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I where I ask if you are ready for change. (609 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2017 Issue 47

Read Issue 47 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss tending to current partnerships. (588 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2017 Issue 46

Read Issue 46 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss where I discuss key integration steps. (296 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2017 Issue 45

Read Issue 45 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss saving consulting resources. (244 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2016 Issue 44

Read Issue 44 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss Bruce Springsteen's new book. (216 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2016 Issue 43

 Read Issue 43 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss opportunities in our region. (162 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2016 Issue 42

Read Issue 42 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss culture. (164 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2015 Issue 41

Read Issue 41 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss confidentiality. (146 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2015 Issue 40

Read Issue 40 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss new services. (258 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2015 Issue 39

Read Issue 39 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss cultural issues in partnerships. (146 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2015 Issue 38

Read Issue 38 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss feelings associated with a merger. (120 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2015 Issue 37

Read Issue 37 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the staff. (113 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2014 Issue 36

Read Issue 36 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss starting the partnership conversation. (202 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2014 Issue 35

Read Issue 35 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the board's role in partnership discussions. (106 KB Adobe PDF File) 

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2014 Issue 34

Read Issue 34 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss nonprofits and their various states of readiness when faced with important changes. (90 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2013 Issue 33

Read Issue 33 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss taking good care during the holidays.(127 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2013 Issue 32

Read Issue 32 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnership red flags. (106 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2013 Issue 31

Read Issue 31 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss Nonprofit Partnerships & Mergers. (102 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2013 Issue 30

Read Issue 30 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnerships and sustainability. (123 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2012 Issue 29

Read Issue 29 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss closing. (123 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Late Summer 2012 Issue 28

Read Issue 28 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss growing corporate partnerships. (172 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2012 Issue 27

Read Issue 27 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss creating effective partnerships. (164 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2012 Issue 26

Read Issue 26 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the benefits of cross training. (238 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2011 Issue 25

Read Issue 24 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss Departure-Defined Succession Planning. (573 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2011 Issue 24

Read Issue 24 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss emergency succession planning. (475 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2010 Issue 23

Read Issue 23 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss succession planning. (393 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Early Fall 2010 Issue 22

Read Issue 22 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss my new, focused business direction. (201 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2010 Issue 21

Read Issue 21 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss decision making. (569 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2010 Issue 20

Read Issue 20 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss prioritization of programs. (123 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2009 Issue 19

Read Issue 19 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnerships and strategic alliances. (107 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2009 Issue 18

Read Issue 18 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the top ten things I've learned about nonprofit mergers. (883 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2009 Issue 17

Read Issue 17 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I continue the discussion of difficult colleagues, focusing on three types: Know It All, Placater and Overly Sensitive. (136 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2008 Issue 16

Read Issue 16 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I concentrate on four of the seven labels of difficult people. (723 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2008 Issue 15

Read Issue 15 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address the fallout resulting from difficult people and offer suggestions for overcoming their impact. (89 KB Adobe PDF File)

Marta's Happy New Year Letter

Read Marta's Happy New Year newsletter, where I address dealing with difficult people. (33 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2007 Issue 14

Read Issue 14 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address critical success factors. (101 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - March 2007 Issue 13

Read Issue 13 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address strategic planning. (87 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - November 2006 Issue 12

Read Issue 12 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss employee conflicts. Also enclosed are two articles related to aggressive behavior in the workplace. (600 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - July 2006 Issue 11

Read Issue 11 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address more communication fundamentals and tools. (129 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - March 2006 Issue 10

Read Issue 10 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address communication. (180 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - October 2005 Issue 9

Read Issue 9 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address the troubleshooting that may be necessary during the life of a project as well as project termination. (185 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - June 2005 Issue 8

Read Issue 8 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss dealing with conflict within projects. (300 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - February 2005 Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss planning project meetings. (341 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - September 2004 Issue 6

Read Issue 6 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the components of a project team. (353 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - June 2004 Issue 5

Read Issue 5 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss aspects of project monitoring and the role of the Project Manager. (853 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - January 2004 Issue 4

Read Issue 4 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I show how to use a task analysis tool. (355 KB Adobe PDF file)

Project Pointers Newsletter - August 2003 Issue 3

Read Issue 3 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the heart of project management: the work breakdown structure. (760 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - May 2003 Issue 2

Read Issue 2 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the life cycle and the triple constraints of projects. (638 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - February 2003 Issue 1

Read Issue 1 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss many aspects of successful project management. (909 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter – Winter 2020 Issue 59

Read Issue 59 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the essential partnership skill. (264.62 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter – Early Winter 2019 Issue 58

Read Issue 58 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I introduce a colleague and discuss holiday stress. (194.52 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter – Fall 2019 Issue 57

Read Issue 57 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the Importance of Culture. (263 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2019 Issue 56

Read Issue 56 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the mistakes to avoid a partnership meltdown. (262 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2019 Issue 55

Read Issue 55 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss deciding if stakeholder interviews would be helpful. (299 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Late Winter 2019 Issue 54

Read Issue 54 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the differences between nonprofit and business mergers. (273 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2018 Issue 53

Read Issue 53 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss 2018 and the power of partnerships. (196 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2018 Issue 52

Read Issue 52 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss controlling behavior. (259 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2018 Issue 51

Read Issue 51 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss making commitments. (323 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2018 Issue 50

Read Issue 50 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss an ideal merger steering committee. (256 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2018 Issue 49

Read Issue 49 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnerships that do not go as you expected. (655 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2017 Issue 48

Read Issue 48 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I where I ask if you are ready for change. (609 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2017 Issue 47

Read Issue 47 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss tending to current partnerships. (588 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2017 Issue 46

Read Issue 46 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss where I discuss key integration steps. (296 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2017 Issue 45

Read Issue 45 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss saving consulting resources. (244 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2016 Issue 44

Read Issue 44 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss Bruce Springsteen's new book. (216 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2016 Issue 43

 Read Issue 43 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss opportunities in our region. (162 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2016 Issue 42

Read Issue 42 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss culture. (164 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2015 Issue 41

Read Issue 41 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss confidentiality. (146 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2015 Issue 40

Read Issue 40 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss new services. (258 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2015 Issue 39

Read Issue 39 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss cultural issues in partnerships. (146 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2015 Issue 38

Read Issue 38 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss feelings associated with a merger. (120 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2015 Issue 37

Read Issue 37 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the staff. (113 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2014 Issue 36

Read Issue 36 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss starting the partnership conversation. (202 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2014 Issue 35

Read Issue 35 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the board's role in partnership discussions. (106 KB Adobe PDF File) 

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2014 Issue 34

Read Issue 34 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss nonprofits and their various states of readiness when faced with important changes. (90 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2013 Issue 33

Read Issue 33 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss taking good care during the holidays.(127 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2013 Issue 32

Read Issue 32 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnership red flags. (106 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2013 Issue 31

Read Issue 31 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss Nonprofit Partnerships & Mergers. (102 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2013 Issue 30

Read Issue 30 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnerships and sustainability. (123 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2012 Issue 29

Read Issue 29 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss closing. (123 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Late Summer 2012 Issue 28

Read Issue 28 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss growing corporate partnerships. (172 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2012 Issue 27

Read Issue 27 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss creating effective partnerships. (164 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2012 Issue 26

Read Issue 26 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the benefits of cross training. (238 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Spring 2011 Issue 25

Read Issue 24 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss Departure-Defined Succession Planning. (573 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2011 Issue 24

Read Issue 24 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss emergency succession planning. (475 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2010 Issue 23

Read Issue 23 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss succession planning. (393 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Early Fall 2010 Issue 22

Read Issue 22 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss my new, focused business direction. (201 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2010 Issue 21

Read Issue 21 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss decision making. (569 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2010 Issue 20

Read Issue 20 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss prioritization of programs. (123 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2009 Issue 19

Read Issue 19 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss partnerships and strategic alliances. (107 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2009 Issue 18

Read Issue 18 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the top ten things I've learned about nonprofit mergers. (883 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Winter 2009 Issue 17

Read Issue 17 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I continue the discussion of difficult colleagues, focusing on three types: Know It All, Placater and Overly Sensitive. (136 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Fall 2008 Issue 16

Read Issue 16 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I concentrate on four of the seven labels of difficult people. (723 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2008 Issue 15

Read Issue 15 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address the fallout resulting from difficult people and offer suggestions for overcoming their impact. (89 KB Adobe PDF File)

Marta's Happy New Year Letter

Read Marta's Happy New Year newsletter, where I address dealing with difficult people. (33 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - Summer 2007 Issue 14

Read Issue 14 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address critical success factors. (101 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - March 2007 Issue 13

Read Issue 13 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address strategic planning. (87 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - November 2006 Issue 12

Read Issue 12 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss employee conflicts. Also enclosed are two articles related to aggressive behavior in the workplace. (600 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - July 2006 Issue 11

Read Issue 11 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address more communication fundamentals and tools. (129 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - March 2006 Issue 10

Read Issue 10 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address communication. (180 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - October 2005 Issue 9

Read Issue 9 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I address the troubleshooting that may be necessary during the life of a project as well as project termination. (185 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - June 2005 Issue 8

Read Issue 8 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss dealing with conflict within projects. (300 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - February 2005 Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss planning project meetings. (341 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - September 2004 Issue 6

Read Issue 6 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the components of a project team. (353 KB Adobe PDF File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - June 2004 Issue 5

Read Issue 5 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss aspects of project monitoring and the role of the Project Manager. (853 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - January 2004 Issue 4

Read Issue 4 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I show how to use a task analysis tool. (355 KB Adobe PDF file)

Project Pointers Newsletter - August 2003 Issue 3

Read Issue 3 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the heart of project management: the work breakdown structure. (760 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - May 2003 Issue 2

Read Issue 2 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss the life cycle and the triple constraints of projects. (638 KB PNG File)

Project Pointers Newsletter - February 2003 Issue 1

Read Issue 1 of the Project Pointers newsletter, where I discuss many aspects of successful project management. (909 KB PNG File)