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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:00 +0000

Happy Friday, everyone! Join me for some Mixed Links… If you aren’t one of these people who can sit down and churn out articles and blog posts in one sitting, try these 5 Ways to Write Faster. Donor retention is a big deal, right? Let Tina Jepson show you How To Actually Calculate Donor Retention (The […]

Waiting for Consensus and Certainty Will Kill Your #NPCOMM Plan

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:31:40 +0000

Patrick Lencioni wisely points out in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (Amazon) that two of the greatest causes for lack of commitment to a project are the desire for consensus and the need for certainty.  We often see these two factors hurting the chances for successful collaborations in nonprofit communications. Think about […]

Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:41:33 +0000

If your nonprofit’s website hasn’t been a top priority, it’s time to change that. But don’t worry, if you don’t know what to do. Today’s guest post will help you get started. ~Kristina Guest Post by Jeff Gordy As more and more donors prefer to engage with nonprofits through digital channels, designing a stunning website […]

Email Metrics – Explained!

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:05:43 +0000

You don’t have to have a math degree in order to make sense of your email metrics. Find out which metrics you need to be tracking and how to do it in this free download: Email Metrics Explained If you want to get better results from your email (and social media), join Kivi for our […]

Show Us Your Superhero Side

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:11:26 +0000

Being a nonprofit communicator is challenging and often thankless, but it can also be so rewarding. It’s my monthly call for submissions for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series, and I want you to show off all the things you do on a daily basis to make the world a better place. […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:20:41 +0000

I am bringing you Mixed Links brunch-style today because I am off to the beach soon for a long weekend! The folks at The Schott Foundation for Public Education are hosting a webinar on Racism in Philanthropy next Friday, April 21st. On April 25th, M+R will release the 2017 Benchmarks Study. If you want to download it […]

How Clever Are You? Test Your Communications Smarts With These 16 Nonprofit Quizzes – and Emails to Match!

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:21:03 +0000

Admit it. You took a quiz on Facebook, or clicked on a clever subject line from your email inbox to find out your aura, or your inner animal, or which Star Wars or Walking Dead (can I be Michonne?) character you are most like. via GIPHY We loooooove our quizzes, because the good ones are all […]

Tomorrow Only – How to Grow Your Donor List with Facebook and Instagram Ads

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:46:00 +0000

Not using Facebook or Instagram ads? You are missing out on a great way to: Grow your email list Enhance email marketing campaigns Re-engage past supporters Acquire new donors Using Facebook and Instagram Ads, but they aren’t working? You need to learn how to target: People who like your Page but aren’t on your email […]

Stop Working So Hard: Integrate Your E-News and Social Media Strategies

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:56:50 +0000

If your nonprofit is still doing an e-newsletter over here and doing social media over there, as if they were two totally different projects, you are working way too hard. It’s time to integrate and optimize your e-newsletter and social media strategies. Think about it: for most nonprofits, email and social media are the two […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Taleah Valles-Peters

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:45:09 +0000

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Taleah Vallés-Peters is the […]