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Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:46:39 +0000

Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is back today to talk about events with a peer-to-peer fundraising component and how to get your supporters to fundraise for you. ~ Kristina Guest Post by Abby Jarvis When running an event, it’s so easy to focus on getting tons of registrants and to neglect everything else. It’s so satisfying to […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Stacy Harbaugh

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:38:44 +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. Stacy Harbaugh is the […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators (And a Giveaway to #MCON)

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:47:19 +0000

It’s the end of another workweek. Join me for a few Mixed Links… Giveaway time! Are you passionate about social movements? We are giving away tickets to MCON. Just be one of the first five people to comment on this post. MCON takes place June 5-6 in DC. Are you responsible for your org’s graphic design but aren’t […]

5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:18:09 +0000

Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements! 1. Ask An Artist To Illustrate Take that hashtag contest to the next level. Invite an artist to illustrate your supporter’s thoughts submitted online. 2. Make a Reading List Summer’s coming. Back-to-School season begins in August. Curate a book list […]

Your Guide to Repurposing Content

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:19:50 +0000

We talk a lot about repurposing content here.  Do you know why? Because when you master the art of repurposing you’ll get more opens, more clicks, more engagement, and more great content . . . with LESS work for you! Repurposing is how nonprofits can produce a lot of great content even with a small […]

The Kinds of Meetings Communications Directors Need

Tue, 16 May 2017 18:23:48 +0000

Another day, another meeting. Or three, or five.  When you literally have to schedule time on your calendar to think, that means you are in too many meetings. But meetings aren’t all bad. They are a great tool for collaboration when used well. Here are a few meeting basics, regardless of what you are meeting about: […]

How Much Is Spam Hurting Your Online Fundraising? [New Study]

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:42:09 +0000

EveryAction just released their annual Email Deliverability Study which answers that exact question. Let’s start with a few basics about email deliverability, and then we’ll break down the report. Email deliverability measures how successful an email is at making it into a recipient’s inbox. What determines your email deliverability? Many factors really, that are constantly changing, but […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:38:48 +0000

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s wind down with some Mixed Links… John Rampton shares 8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable. Social media not getting the results you want? Try this Social Media Marketing Checklist: 16 Common Mistakes to Avoid. Seth Godin breaks down Tension vs. Fear. Interested in graphic design? Here are Eight Design […]

How to Run a Great Text Giving Campaign

Thu, 11 May 2017 17:40:02 +0000

If you are thinking of starting a text giving campaign, Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is here today to share some tips on how to make it successful. ~ Kristina Guest Post by Abby Jarvis Next time you’re at a restaurant or sporting event, take a look around. Odds are you’ll see at least one person on […]

Three Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue in Your #npcomm Work

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:29:10 +0000

On more than a few occasions, I’ve told friends and family that the gift I most want on my birthday or Mother’s Day is to NOT be asked to make a decision. I make what feels like a million decisions in managing work and family, and it’s exhausting. This respite from my “decision fatigue” is […]