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Is Your Workload Too Heavy?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:39:17 +0000

According to the 500+ people who have taken our 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, it looks like workloads are too heavy. While these results are not final, it’s definitely an issue we know a lot of you have. What do you think about your workload? Take the survey now and let us know. We run this survey […]

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Gillian Wilson

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:18:04 +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. Gillian is the Communications […]

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:14:03 +0000

The weekend is almost here, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s wind down the week with some Mixed Links… If you haven’t done so yet, could you please take a moment to take our 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey? Everyone who takes the survey will get a special invite to our Trends Report Preview Webinar. (If you’re one of […]

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Coming Soon: The CALM not BUSY Book Club

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:28:07 +0000

In just a couple of weeks, my new book, CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results will be released. What’s equally exciting to me personally is that it will be the first title released by a new publishing company I am launching with my friend and business partner, Antionette Kerr. […]

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7 Planning Steps for a Short Annual Report

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:56:34 +0000

One of the beautiful things about a short annual report (think 2-4 pager, infographic or video) is that you don’t have to spend nearly as much time creating the thing. But there is a catch . . . You have to spend more time planning it. That’s because it’s a lot harder to create something short, where […]

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What Will You Do Less of in 2018?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:37:00 +0000

We’re asking that question in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. So far, here’s the word cloud of answers from nearly 300 communications pros. See the trend? “Reactive communications instead of proactive” “Random social media posts” “Busy work and meetings” “Fewer events” What about you? Get your experiences included in the report by taking the […]

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Are You Skipping Thanksgiving Too?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:38:17 +0000

How annoying is it that department stores skip over Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas? As soon as Halloween ends (and sometimes before), you see decorations for sale, toys being stocked, and Christmas music playing…poor Thanksgiving doesn’t stand a chance. I get it. After all, Christmas time is make-or-break for retailers and, boy, are they […]

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Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:41:06 +0000

Do you want to know the answers to these questions: How effective do nonprofit communicators feel on specific goals like community engagement, brand and reputation management, and supporting major donor fundraising? How much content does a typical communications team produce, and how often do they use different communications channels? How do communications pros rate their […]

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