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Creating a Partnership Between Fundraisers and Marketers [TOMORROW]

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:44:27 +0000

Do your fundraising and communications staffs work together well? It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page. Especially if neither department has a clear understanding of what the other one is trying to do. It’s a problem we hear a lot, so that’s we’ve developed a BRAND NEW WEBINAR with the help […]



Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:43:11 +0000

Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text. With the proliferation of smartphones with good cameras, it’s easier than ever for everyone on staff, regardless of writing talents […]



Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Thomas Negron

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:59:21 +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. Thomas Negron is the […]



Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:04:17 +0000

It’s not quite time for the weekend yet, but we can dive into some Mixed Links right now… For most organizations, Personable is Profitable: A Case to Rethink Your Content Marketing Strategy. Here are 3 Tips from Top Leaders to Beat Content and Social Marketing Fatigue. John Haydon shares 5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter […]



The Three Types of Nonprofit Thought Leaders

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:36:12 +0000

Last week Kivi presented a free webinar on thought leadership for nonprofits. If you missed that presentation, you can now find the recording on our Free Membership Dashboard. If you aren’t a member, sign up is quick and easy (and obviously free!). During that webinar, Kivi went over the 5-step process for creating a thought […]



Is Blogging Dead?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:57:11 +0000

I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I first heard the news. BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. “No! This can’t be!” I thought to myself while staring at my computer screen sipping my cup of chai tea. But like any good story, this one has a twist. (Cue the dun dun […]



7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:15:08 +0000

You are so excited because your nonprofit is getting ready to do some strategic planning and you think you might — finally! — get some real strategic direction for your communications plan. Don’t hold your breath. While it’s fabulous that many nonprofits are recognizing the value of strategic communications plans, the sad fact is that […]



Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erica Hurt

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:45:38 +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. Erica has a career […]



Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:32:13 +0000

Good Friday to you, kind people! Let us partake of the finest Mixed Links in the land…. (But make sure you stay til the end to check out the great webinars we have lined up for you over the next several weeks!) Beth Kanter shares The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To-Dones. Have a […]



4 Smart Ways to Use Thank You Videos in Nonprofit Fundraising

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:23:47 +0000

Joshua Clay We Internet users have a voracious appetite for online video. Video is increasing in nearly every digital channel, from email to web pages to social networks. Done right, it drives clicks and conversions better than text alone. Marketers across the spectrum are planning to increase their use of videos to educate, service, and […]