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Bizsplaining: Mansplaining for Nonprofits

A few years back, I was getting pro bono advice from a few PR folks who worked at big firms. They had fancy degrees and long, unintelligible titles. I showed them a few examples of our collateral, our website, and our social media posts, and sought their advice. "Well, first you need a completely new website.… Continue reading Bizsplaining: Mansplaining for Nonprofits

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The Importance of Sitting Down: White People and Equity

In the nonprofit sector, discussions of diversity and equity are everywhere. Sometimes it feels like the statement, “But we need to make sure [blank] is equitable,” is said in every single meeting. But too often it’s said by white people. To white people. About people of color. Last week, Rainier Valley Corps hosted its third… Continue reading The Importance of Sitting Down: White People and Equity

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How to Create a Nonprofit Communications Plan from Scratch (Part 2)

This month, YNPN Seattle is posting blogs about “starting from scratch.” They’ll be giving you tips and advice on how to build things from the ground up—without burning out. My installment in is focused on creating an attainable, effective, and measurable communications plan. So last week, I shared some tips for sketching out the main… Continue reading How to Create a Nonprofit Communications Plan from Scratch (Part 2)

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How to Create a Nonprofit Communications Plan from Scratch (Part 1)

This month, YNPN Seattle is posting blogs about “starting from scratch.” They’ll be giving you tips and advice on how to build things from the ground up—without burning out. My installment in is focused on creating an attainable, effective, and measurable communications plan. If you’re anything like me, starting from scratch is terrifying. You’re watching… Continue reading How to Create a Nonprofit Communications Plan from Scratch (Part 1)

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Why Demi Lovato is Right about Nonprofits

Nonprofit leaders are constantly writing about the unequal relationship between nonprofits and the people and institutions which fund them. Pieces like Dan Pallotta’s famous TED Talk, the Overhead Myth, NCRP’s blog post on reverse grantmaking, Chronicle of Philanthropy op-eds, and Nonprofit with Balls’ Nonprofit Hunger Games all show specifics ways this plays out in the… Continue reading Why Demi Lovato is Right about Nonprofits

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The Easy Elevator Pitch for your Nonprofit (Part 2)

Last week, I shared a simple equation for making an easy elevator pitch for your nonprofit. Take a quick look at that post before reading this one. We all know that creating a plan is half the battle. Implementing is where it can get very tricky. This blog post will detail how to implement it… Continue reading The Easy Elevator Pitch for your Nonprofit (Part 2)