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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:45:18 +0000

Time to grab your favorite (work-appropriate?) beverage as we dive into the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… Are you having trouble Making Sense of Social Media Advocacy in 2018? No plan? Try these 33 Things Nonprofit Boards Can Discuss (When No Strategic Plan Is […]

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Communicate With Purpose: Understanding the Power of Why

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:17:57 +0000

Nonprofits are often very good at talking about what they do. But the groups that often have the greatest success connecting with donors, motivating activists, or getting media attention do not spend much time talking about their programs and services. Instead, they are adept at articulating why they do what they do. They aren’t just about […]

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Writing a Fabulous Case for Support

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:20:52 +0000

Your case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it. It answers a donor’s first question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?” With an irresistible case for support, you’ll quickly win donor support for your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, […]

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My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:05:38 +0000

  In a field that is constantly changing and evolving, like nonprofit communications and marketing, it can be hard to create a professional development plan. Sure, there are bedrock concepts and skills that don’t change much, like the importance of target audiences and clear calls to action and evergreen skills like good copywriting and storytelling.  […]

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Debbie Gillum

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:05:28 +0000

Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday 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. Debbie Gillum lives and works in […]

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:45:11 +0000

Good afternoon, friends! It’s time to join me for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… For those needing some inspiration today, watch these Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals. Need some help staying on track? Try some of these 16 Apps and […]

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3 Ways to Get Promoted from Coordinator to Director

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:26:58 +0000

Through our All-Access Pass training program and our Communications Director Mentoring Program, I meet many nonprofit communicators who are in coordinator or assistant positions and who want very much to be promoted to the manager or director level. We also work with communications directors who are working toward VP or C-Suite (“Chief of”) jobs. While […]

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I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About [Nonprofit Jargon]

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:04:45 +0000

Every workplace has it. Every fandom has it. Every group of like-minded people has it. I am speaking of the dreaded JARGON, of course! Whether it’s very technical terms or phrases that permeate a specific genre, if you aren’t a part of that group, you have no idea what anyone is talking about. See if […]

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Your Invitation into the Circle of Trust

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:24:19 +0000

On today’s #NPCOMM Chat Live, Antionette Kerr and I talked about creating a Judgement-Free Zone or Circle of Trust around cultural competency for nonprofit communications directors, or as we are calling it Inclusive Conversations. First of all, we need a better name for this concept that doesn’t conjure up fitness center commercials or Robert DeNiro […]

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Cindy Olnick

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:19:41 +0000

Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday 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. Cindy Olnick is Director of […]

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