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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – My Sources

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:07 +0000

Today’s Mixed Links are going to be a little different. I like to bring you the freshest links every week, but I am actually on vacation right now. So, instead of putting together another list of links from last week, I am sharing my go-to places for Mixed Links… Here is how I put together my Mixed […]



GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:05 +0000

Congratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome? Nope! Welcome them – quickly, warmly, sincerely. The welcome email may be the single most important email you send. Welcome emails confirm permission and set expectations with the subscriber. Welcome emails are four times more likely to […]



Before and After – This Website Redesign Lowered Bounce Rates Significantly

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:45:10 +0000

Your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page. So what does that mean when you have bounce rates of over 50%. It means you need to redesign your website! Mentoring Program participant Rosie Aquila of Iona Senior Services shares how her organization drastically lowered […]



How to Build Trust in Your #NPCOMM Competence

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:09:55 +0000

    Do you recognize any of these scenarios? Your boss is a perfectionist which makes him nitpicky and hypercritical of your work because he believes it reflects poorly on him if it is not just so. Even though your boss knows you can do the work, she still thinks she can do it better, […]



Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Teresa Arnold

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:00:06 +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. In 2009 Teresa Arnold […]



Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:37:12 +0000

Happy Friday, everyone! Join me for some of the best Mixed Links around… Something that could help you with your nonprofit communiations – How to Add Color and Richness to Your Writing … Without Making Us Want to Barf. Beth Kanter reviews Julia Campbell’s book Storytelling in the Digital Age. Wild Apricot shares 49 Popular Nonprofit […]



7 Reasons Why This Gen X Nonprofit Marketer Has Fallen In Love With Slack

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:36:26 +0000

As an independent marketing and communications consultant, I work with a wide variety of clients, from nonprofits of all sizes, to agencies, to training companies. Lately, when we begin working together, figuring out how we’ll communicate and manage communications and projects, I inquire, “Do you email? Or Slack.” I’ve used Basecamp, Asana and Trello. Skype […]



Promote Your Organization with Hashtags

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:54:24 +0000

You probably know that hashtags are words or phrases with the hash symbol (#) in front of them. The hash symbol creates a link and clicking on that hashtag will bring up other posts with that tag. Hashtags are used by everyone from individuals with 10 followers to big corporations and celebrities with millions of […]



8 Productivity Practices You Might Want to Try

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:26:54 +0000

It’s tough to implement methods that keep your nonprofit marketing organized and on track when you can’t effectively manage your own time, attention and energy. Here are 8 productivity practices that have worked for me in some way or another at various times in my career and that I know have worked for other communications […]



Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Wendy Hayes

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:45:44 +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. Wendy Hayes is the […]