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Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:37:07 +0000

If you are interested in becoming a thought leader or cultivating better media relations at your nonprofit, our next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator is for you: Marketing Your Expertise: Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling During the six-week program, you and your team will develop a Thought Leadership and/or Media Communications Plan. With my coaching, help from guest […]

Lessons from the Boy Scouts Controversy: Be Prepared

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:05 +0000

Even if you have no connection to Boy Scouts of America, you are probably well aware of the organization’s motto: Be Prepared. But in the wake of President Donald Trump’s address to the organization’s Jamboree this week, it appears BSA’s media relations team wasn’t following that motto. And the backlash the organization is facing this […]

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:38:17 +0000

Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition. Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. ~Kristina Guest Post by Damien Johnson Touchstone Health Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides behavioral health therapy from […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Vacation Edition

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:24:15 +0000

I posted this little twist on our  “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators series originally last year, but I bet it will still ring true this summer! Before 8:00 a.m. – I wake up at 6 am thinking “Oh no! I am gonna be late for work.” I reach for my phone to check my email, […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:10:30 +0000

Good Friday afternoon, folks! Let’s end this week on a high note with some Mixed Links… M+R shares 10 Rules for a Brilliant Brainstorm with some help from Tina Fey. Now you can Ask a Question, Get an Answer in Google Analytics. Marc Pitman explains It’s Not about Scaring, but Caring when it comes to storytelling. Here are 7 […]

NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:50:24 +0000

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.” — Unknown The photo social network Instagram is on its way to 1 billion users, alongside Facebook and WhatsApp. In the past two years, Instagram has doubled its monthly active user base to 700 million, and the pace of growth is accelerating. That makes Instagram twice […]

Spruce Up Your Donation Pages (and Make More Money!)

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:09:39 +0000

You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. If your website needs help, then you’re in luck! Tom Ahern, fundraising and copywriting expert, is presenting a two-part webinar series next week […]

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:02:24 +0000

You know how I feel about editorial calendars. They are the single most important tool for a communications director. So I get VERY excited when I hear a good nonprofit editorial calendar story.  When Sharon Sharp, the marketing and communications associate at the SPCA Tampa Bay, told me the story of how she launched an […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Dina Elenbaas

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:12:28 +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. My name is Dina, […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:16:12 +0000

I hope everyone had a good week! Join me for some Mixed Links… Jane Burnett shares 12 Ridiculous Phrases Smart People Avoid at Work. And you should also Stop Making These 12 Word Choice Errors Once and for All. Vanessa Porter gives you these 4 Steps to Create Awesome Interactive Content. Here are The 3 Stages of Social Media […]