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What Do You Do on a Daily Basis to Make the World a Better Place?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:46:57 +0000

While we have wrapped up our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series for 2017, I need to hear from more of you so we get the 2018 edition off to a great start! It’s a fun way to help us better understand our community’s needs and to also let other nonprofit communicators know […]

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:08:17 +0000

It’s that time of the week again – the time where I share the best articles, posts, infographics, and training for my favorite nonprofit marketers and fundraisers. Join me for Mixed Links… Facebook has changed its photo sizes again.  See the Recommended 2018 Facebook cover photo size specifications: Pages, Groups & Profiles. Learn The Untold […]

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How Nonprofit Comms Staff Are Getting Training

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:25:50 +0000

We asked a new set of questions about professional development for communications staff in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey this year.  We wanted to know the kinds of training people were participating in. No surprise, webinars were the most popular. But I was also happy to see that local, regional, and national conferences ranked […]

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Stop Wasting Time and Money on an Annual Report Most People Won’t Read

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:37:32 +0000

Publishing an annual report is a best practice. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend 100+ hours creating it! Join us tomorrow for: Go Short with Your 2017 Annual Report with Kivi Leroux Miller Tomorrow, December 7th at 1:00 P.M. Eastern (10:00 A.M. Pacific) Registration is $99 Recording available if you can’t attend live, […]

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Creating a Thank-You Video in a Day – How This Nonprofit Did It

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:50:19 +0000

Last week Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House, reached out to me and Kivi about a thank you video they created after attending our recent webinar. It was so simple, yet so effective, we had to have her tell you the story! ~Kristina Guest Post by Angela Crist I’ve been keeping my eye on creative thank-you […]

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What We’re Sharing In December

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:55:34 +0000

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: NOW! Annual All-Access Pass Sale. Save $200 on our All-Access Pass and get 365 days of access to webinars, downloads, support and more. Sale ends January 5, 2018. Learn more and get your All-Access Pass. December 7: Go Short with Your 2017 Nonprofit Annual Report […]

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:19:59 +0000

Good Friday to you all! Won’t you join me for some fine Mixed Links, the freshest nonprofit news and trends from around the internet… Today is the LAST DAY to take our 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Take the survey and get a special invite to our Trends Report Preview Webinar. Reports have this 2017 Giving Tuesday […]

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Take Your Media Relations From Good to G.R.E.A.T.

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:06:14 +0000

For many nonprofits, media relations isn’t a high priority. This is especially true for smaller nonprofits that have limited resources for communications. But even if you’re small, it’s important to have a strategy for telling your story through the media and for responding to questions and queries from reporters. If your organization does not have […]

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Communications Directors Are Great Writers and Lousy Designers?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:31:24 +0000

In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, we asked participants to rate themselves on some common skills that communications directors need. (The survey closes this Friday, so please take it now if you haven’t already!) According to the preliminary data, nonprofit communications pros overall say they are best at: Creating relevant and engaging messaging Copywriting […]

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“Ho! Ho! Ho!” or “No! No! No!”

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:23:16 +0000

Antionette Kerr is back with us today for another post in the series we are calling “Inclusive Conversations.” It’s all about cultural competency and how communications staff can not only be more inclusive and therefore effective in their communications work products, but also lead these conversations within their own nonprofits.  Stay tuned for much more […]

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