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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:44:22 +0000

Happy Friday! As you’re reading this, I am probably on a tennis court sweating my butt off! But please enjoy these refreshing Mixed Links I’ve gathered especially for you… The Case Foundation and Achieve have released their latest research on millennial cause engagement in the Millennial Impact Research Report. Beth Kanter has put together a […]



How @GlennEMartin of JustLeadershipUSA Tweets Like a Boss

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:34:31 +0000

For my September NPMG Tweet Like a Boss webinar, I connected with Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, about how he personally uses Twitter to advance his organization’s mission. JustLeadershipUSA is dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030, and its leader Glenn speaks from personal experience. He spent six years incarcerated in a […]



How Nonprofits Can Use Text Messaging

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:58:10 +0000

Have you tried mobile fundraising or contacting your supporters via text? Alexa Lemzy shares some ways you can get started in today’s post. ~Kristina Guest Post by Alexa Lemzy Texting is one of the most effective ways to communicate to a large number of people. Nonprofits and charity organizations that want to effectively reach more people should […]



So Simple and Effective, You Gotta Do One!

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:17:39 +0000

I love, love, love, thank you videos. They are relatively easy to produce and so feel-good and effective. They are the perfect way to remind your supporters of the good work you are doing with their help, right before your major year-end campaigns. You can use them in lots of other ways too. If you […]



How NOT to Ask for a Bequest

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:00:43 +0000

So you’re talking to a nice couple who have been giving to your organization for years. You think they are a great candidate to ask for a bequest. Now what? Well here are a few things you probably shouldn’t say: “So….how was that last doctor’s visit?” “Since your kids turned out to be really horrible people….” […]



Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:32:03 +0000

Good afternoon, fine people! Won’t you join me for some of the freshest Mixed Links around… Nonprofit Tech for Good and the Public Interest Registry just released the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report. M+R shares Four Tips from a Former Journalist to Use the Next Time You Email a Reporter. Network for Good created an […]



Measuring Your Communications Effectiveness: 3 Concepts to Keep in Mind

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:03:40 +0000

Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications is a complicated puzzle. You have the effectiveness of specific channels like your website or Facebook page. Those depend on the effectiveness of the content you create. That depends on the effectiveness of your editorial calendar. That in turn depends on your larger marketing strategy, which depends on […]



6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:52:04 +0000

Last month I told you that no, blogging is not dead. But I know several of you read that and replied, “Gee, that’s really great, Kristina. Now tell that to my blog!” So for those of you who have struggling blogs either because no one is reading them or you can’t think of anything good to […]



How Nonprofit Leaders Should Use Twitter

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:19:36 +0000

Nonprofit leaders should be using Twitter! Becoming a thought leader or just a good ED or CEO means listening to and connecting with your constituents regarding your core issues. And the best social media network to use for that is Twitter. Join us next Thursday as online campaign and social media expert, Kerri Karvetski, presents: […]



Give Us the Inside Scoop on Your Job

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:07:37 +0000

Let’s get down to the real nitty gritty! Are you chugging coffee all day? Do you hate your donor management system? Do you have the best co-workers? Tell me all about it! It’s my monthly call for submissions for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series, and I want you to  share all the […]