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Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Communications Planning

Sunshine, beaches, barbecues, the vacation you wait for all year…these are all the things that nonprofit professionals look forward to. What’s even better, most of us aren’t as busy because the constant craziness of event registrations, blog posts, interviews, and social media pushes dies down in the summer. This calm actually makes the summer one… Continue reading Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Communications Planning

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The Missing Link in your Storytelling Strategy

It’s easy to find advice on how to write the perfect story. We’ve all read those blogs and we’ve attended those webinars. But the truth is, writing the story is just one piece of the puzzle. Every story has a lifecycle. Collection, writing, editing, sharing. And this process takes an enormous amount of time. What… Continue reading The Missing Link in your Storytelling Strategy

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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)

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The Easy Elevator Pitch for your Nonprofit (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)

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4 Easy Things You Can Do to Measure Your Nonprofit’s Communications

In PR, variables and exceptions go on forever. There’s no one answer to any question, and there really aren’t any blanket statements that help your nonprofit (except maybe don’t give your social media passwords to your intern). So when a nonprofit wants to improve their communications, it takes some research. There are too many variables… Continue reading 4 Easy Things You Can Do to Measure Your Nonprofit’s Communications