Grass is growing, buds are budding, and spring is finally here! It’s the perfect time for you to take a step back from your daily grind and take a minute to clean up your communications. With just a few small steps, you can make a big difference in how your organization is seen by outsiders.… Continue reading Freshen Up! 5 Cleaning Tips for Your Nonprofit’s Communications
Nonprofits are always struggling with getting noticed. One of the best ways to get noticed is through social media, but it’s also one of the hardest. So how do you get through the noise? Our Powerful and Practical Social Media series helps you break through to get your message heard! What’s your purpose (on social)?… Continue reading Powerful and Practical Social Media: Facebook for Nonprofits
Instagram has become an effective outlet for many nonprofits, including UN Foundation, To Write Love on Her Arms, and the ASPCA. But many nonprofits have struggled with the platform, finding little success in their hard work. As a nonprofit, you have limited time and resources. So, I encourage you to ask yourself: is Instagram a… Continue reading Should your Nonprofit Be on Instagram?
On May 3rd, nonprofit staff members across the country cried out in frustration as their giving day platforms shut down during Give Local America, a single day of giving across 54 communities. The failure came after weeks (or months) of nonprofits communicating with their donors to build momentum for this fundraising blitz. And on the day, around 10am EST, it all… Continue reading What To Do When Your Giving Day Goes Wrong
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)
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)
There is one question that can strike fear into a nonprofit employee’s heart. “Oh and what does your nonprofit do?” We all know, of course, what we do. But everyone’s answer may be a little different. And there is nothing worse than hearing a board member or volunteer’s response and immediately thinking, “Where did THAT… Continue reading The Easy Elevator Pitch for your Nonprofit (Part 1)
There is one thing I hear about my job that bothers me more than anything. And the strange thing is, it’s usually meant as a compliment. Some people look at my work highlighting nonprofits, and they tend to say the same thing: “It’s so great that you’re out there giving a voice to the voiceless.”… Continue reading The Misconception about Nonprofit Communications
I recently signed up for Copyblogger's daily newsletter. I really dig their aesthetic and voice, and so I figured why not get one more daily e-mail for me to shlog through. It will at least be nice to look at. Today's article was 8 (Easily Avoidable) Ways to Lose Your Prospect's Trust. They were great tips. For… Continue reading What No One Seems to Know About Communications
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