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We Want You Back! How to Re-Engage Inactive Email Supporters

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:27:27 +0000

You’re losing email subscribers. Every month. All year long. They unsubscribe. They bounce. They stop responding. According to M+R Benchmarks, on average, about 24% of subscribers are considered inactive. What’s a nonprofit communicator to do? Practice your ABC’s (Always Be Acquiring), AND offer content worth subscribing to, AND…how about rekindling and reconnecting with your inactives! Inactives are people […]

Want to Be in My Next Book? Share Your Story!

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:27:01 +0000

I’m working on finishing my next book, which will be called “CALM not BUSY: Managing Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results.” It will be out in late May. I’d love to include YOU in the book! I need stories and anecdotes for specific sections in the book. If you can help with any of these […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:31:13 +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. Kallie Rollenhagen is the […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:45:30 +0000

Good Friday to you! Join me for some Mixed Links… Kivi and I will be at NTC in DC next week. Will you? Here are 10 Conference Hacks to Help You Crush Marketing Event Attendance. And CauseVox also shared some conference advice in Attending NTC? Read These 4 Networking Tips Before You Go and #17NTC: A Fundraiser’s Guide […]

30 Questions on Nonprofit Email Marketing. What’s Yours?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:41:21 +0000

What questions do you have about nonprofit email marketing? On April 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern, I’ll answer 30 questions on nonprofit email marketing in 30 minutes during our next free webinar (registration link coming soon!). Now I just need the questions! Got one? Head on over to our Events Chat Page […]

What’s Your Top Strength as an #NPCOMM Director?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:33:50 +0000

We are having some fun with a new quiz tool we are trying, courtesy of Interact. Want to find out your top strength as a nonprofit communications director? Take the Quiz!  

Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:22:10 +0000

  In brand-new research for the 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we discovered that four types of communications teams are most prevalent in our sector. While those teams are equally distributed, that’s really where the similarities end. Only two of the team models — Integrated and Centralized — performed well on the […]

Do You Take a Lunch Break? What Are Your Favorite Tools?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:38:18 +0000

We want to hear your answers to these questions and more! Yep, it’s once again time for me to ask you to share your Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator. We started this popular series in 2013 to get a glimpse into the everyday, nitty-gritty things you have to do for your job as […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:14:28 +0000

Happy Friday, awesome people out there! Let’s kill some time today reading the freshest Mixed Links… Is the world getting you down? Get your inspiration from the slayer herself in M+R’s awesome post What Would Buffy Do? If Buffy isn’t your style or you need help getting press, M+R also has Little Ways to Break Through the […]

What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:00:34 +0000

  According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created. We’ve labeled these teams: Integrated Centralized Internal Agency CEO-Led Next week, Kivi is leading a BRAND NEW webinar that will break down each of these four types and […]