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Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:33:07 +0000

Haven’t quite filled in your content calendar for next month? Use these prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles. (If you are all set for content ideas in March, sign up for our Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter and you’ll receive April’s prompts later […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48:10 +0000

Ready to cap off the week with these Mixed Links? Marlene Oliveira lays out a 7-step copywriting formula for how to write a nonprofit About page. Sandy Rees shares 50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon for John Haydon’s blog. Voting continues for the 11th Annual DoGooder Video Awards. Here’s a checklist for blogging fast and furiously. […]

5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:23:57 +0000

During my days as a newspaper reporter and editor, I was always on the lookout for story ideas. More often than not, these ideas didn’t come through news releases or pitches. They came through something I observed. Through a conversation with a neighbor. Or through something I overheard in the checkout line at the grocery store. […]

December is Over, but Fundraising Shouldn’t Be

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:31:20 +0000

The end of the year isn’t the only time to fundraise. A few strategic, seasonal campaigns can help you not only boost fundraising throughout the year but also help you test techniques, strategies and messaging for next December. Online campaign expert Kerri Karvetski will share creative ideas on how you can raise money all year during our […]

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:55:48 +0000

Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. It’s the same exercise we went through last year when we removed about 15,000 people. Since then, several people have asked me to help them better explain why this actually makes sense, especially from a […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:34:03 +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.  Melanie Swiftney has been […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:30:47 +0000

How is everyone doing out there? Let’s wind down the week with some Mixed Links… It’s time to vote for the 11th Annual DoGooder Video Awards. Does your org have a budget under $2 million? Be part of the 2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Project. From the Nonprofit Tech Blog Carnival, we have 9 Fundraising Event Resources for […]

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:25:10 +0000

Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you? Check out the results from the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and see for yourself. Today we are sharing the third and final infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries and the second […]

Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017 [TOMORROW]

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:29:09 +0000

It’s time to tame your editorial calendar! Our research shows that nonprofits that use editorial calendars are three times as likely to say they have effective communications. Join us tomorrow for a brand new 60-minute webinar: Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017 Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 […]

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:30:45 +0000

Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we believe that cultural competency is an important element of good nonprofit communications. Today, contributing writer Antionette Kerr takes a look at several ways you can improve LGBTQ inclusion in your organization and its communications. ~Kivi When people think about cultural competency, they tend to talk in terms of race, […]