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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Full-Size Infographic on Flickr.

Nonprofit communications jobs: What to expect

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flickr/stefan. thought I’d post some of the observations and advice about nonprofit communications jobs I usually share with them.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kim Rescate

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Kim works in communications at Alliance San Diego , but hopes it leads to a recurring role in Doctor Who, or Lost Girl. Kim Rescate.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let Flickr Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story As It Happens

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the best ways to share that story is through Flickr. Flickr was launched in 2004 and then was bought up by Yahoo! Google+, or Facebook account (although there is no small controversy about whether such integration is good for Flickr itself). A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. Let us show you how.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

recently published a post for NTEN called “ Keeping Them Coming Back for More: Your Communications Arcs.” Canada and Australia.

The Battle of the Sexes and Other Interesting Crossed Lines of Social Communication

Social Media Bird Brain

Thought by Jason Griffey, Photo by Pierre Metivier (Flickr) Maybe you''ve heard the story about the Philosophy 101 student who wrote ''everything is everything else'' and got an A for the class term. Especially when talking about the internet and social communications. Yeah, it sounds kinda woo-woo, but to me at least, it makes sense.

It's Not Just How You Say It, But Where And When

Social Media Bird Brain

By Yevy Photography, on Flickr  Communication is a word we use a lot in social media because that is what social media is about: creating a relationship with others by communicating with them. But how is communication defined as a strategy? ONE is an international NGO whose mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030.

techsoup and flickr offer free online photo accounts to nonprofits

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One of the most popular online photo sharing services, Flickr , is partnering with TechSoup , a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology, to offer 10,000 free premium Flickr accounts to nonprofit organizations. Members can also provide a link to their organization's Web site in their Flickr profiles. Thanks!

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

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The photo-sharing site Flickr has a rich library of Creative Commons licensed photos, many of which you can use with nothing more than attribution.

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12 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit communicators

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Flickr/alykat. 1.  Tune into one free communications webinar a month to keep your skills sharp. 4.  Don’t forget reporters.

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The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When nonprofit communicators think about media relations, they often focus on proactively pitching stories and reaching out to reporters and editors.

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

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You get results from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Google Plus and Flickr. Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools

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5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

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Flickr: OpenUniversity. Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsBingo—expand reach and depth without any extra expenditure. Bonus too!

Motivate Colleagues to Spot & Gather 5-Star Stories

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Flickr: Carlos Ubeda. Your Challenge: As a Communicator or Fundraiser, You Can’t Get the Best Stories. Ask for  help.

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7 Ways to Repurpose Old Content into New

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And now, with social media, you may be producing content for a blog, video channel, Flickr group, podcast, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

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share my dashboard with our editorial director and other members of the communications team. Christina Johns. Did I mention it is also free?&#.

What’s In A Campaign? That Which We Call Change

SocialButterfly

Next week, the University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will host its first Digital Health Communications Extravaganza.

What’s In A Campaign? That Which We Call Change

SocialButterfly

Next week, the University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will host its first Digital Health Communications Extravaganza.

12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

this photo is by Sofia Ajram on Flickr, with David Alexander. This photo is by Sofia Ajram on Flickr. LOL NO. But that’s about it.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Pinterest Goes Public Though Gender Gap Remains

Non Profit Marketing 360

All aboard!(?). The big but unheralded news in social networks this past week was the fact that Pinterest went public ? How has Pinterest fared?

Communications audits: Media Analysis

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flickr/iirraa. Last week I provided guidelines for assessing the communications that you control. How does the coverage match with your strategic communication media goals? But that’s only half of the story–especially in today’s conversational Web 2.0 environment. Media Analysis. What date did it run?

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15 ideas for virtual volunteers from the Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Wild Woman Fundraising

” I said, “Jayne Cravens, of Coyote Communications, one of the writers, gave me a review copy.” It’s true. Seriously.

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New Research Suggests The Color Pink is Bad for Breast Cancer

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flickr credit: ILRI. What can we we do as researchers to help consumers make better decisions?” ” Dr. Puntoni said. 2011). Komen

New Research Suggests The Color Pink is Bad for Breast Cancer

SocialButterfly

flickr credit: ILRI. What can we we do as researchers to help consumers make better decisions?&# Dr. Puntoni said. This is part of that. 2011).

Is Social Media Necessary? Sufficient? Myth-Busting Monday

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook unique visitations can be measured in the millions, while unique visitors to Twitter, Flickr, etc., And largely for good reason.

Crisis Social Media Communications is Hot, Hot, Hot

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Crisis communications has always been a tricky conversation. flickr credit: Cayusa. Seems like many are going beyond the “Ah!

DIY strategic communications planning for nonprofits

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Flickr/Sumlin. while ago I promised some advice about strategic communications planning, and my next step-by-step posts will cover that topic.

#Development: Listening To Social Networks An Important Investment Too

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Click to enlarge (posted on Flickr). The field got built only after Ray listened. Yesterday we talked about creating content on your business’s or nonprofit’s website that will bring new readers to your site, deepen the loyalty of those already in contact with it, and turn more of them into customers, volunteers, and donors.

3 cool, creative, FREE communications tools for nonprofits

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Flickr/marcmo. Depending on your audiences and communications strategies—these might make interesting new communications channels for you.

Tactics—Step 4 in strategic communications planning for nonprofits

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flickr/popculturegeek. This is the last in my series of posts guiding nonprofits through strategic communications planning. Start now.

Talking with Grantmaker Communicators -- What Do You Want to Know?

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I'm headed to the annual conference of the Communications Network , tonight through Friday, to reconvene with some great old friends and meet some new ones. All of us Network members are communicators, either foundation staff members or consultants/firms who work with foundations. Flickr photo: Ségozyme. Subscribe today.

Communications audit: Step three—your digital identity

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flickr/krazydad/jbum. In the past two weeks I’ve taken you through the major steps in conducting a communications audit, but we’re not quite done. As part of your review of the communications you produce (part one of the audit), you’ve already analyzed your current social media platforms, including ROI.

Reader Favorites to Power Up Your Nonprofit Communications in 2010

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Crafting your email signature to feature key information about your organization is a simple and inexpensive way to communicate your message to your contacts. How to Design an Effective Marketing and Communications Budget (Case Study) . Flickr photo: go-mel. This Creative Brief Template Helps Ensure Powerful Copy and Design   .

How Online Communications Help Strengthen Relationships – Andrew Sullivan at NTC

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Author, provocateur and early (since 2000) blogger Sullivan covered what’s different about online communications and community, and what that means for your nonprofit: Blogging (and other online content and conversations, I’d say) is about relationships, not content. Photo: Flickr Lydia Mann. It’s a great opportunity.

Mixed Links on a Beautiful Friday Afternoon

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Try these great background textures over at Flickr. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsHappy Friday, everyone! Patrick St. Great!

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JCC Crisis Communications Mastery Turns a Mess into Magic

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Flickr photo: k763 P. S. Tags: Case Studies Crisis Communications Nonprofit Communications We're loyal members of the local JCC (Jewish Community Center, a combo YMCA and cultural center) and were taken aback to receive an email a few weeks ago on plans by a Kansas group to picket the Center. Subscribe today.

how nonprofits can communicate online -- simply and inexpensively

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Michele shows how small nonprofits can use the web -- for an investment of $60 or less -- to communicate with clients, donors, advocates, volunteers, and other supporters. You can also publish a blog for short-term communications objectives. Just as good is this one, from the same blog, on how nonprofits can benefit from Facebook.

Crossing the Double Divide, Two Million Dollar Questions

SocialButterfly

flickr credit: kcryder. Earlier this month, Susannah Fox discussed a health Information divide based on a recent report. Encourage coordination.

31 ways for nonprofits to save money on communications

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flickr/Daniel Y. It may seem drastic, but it also might surprise you how little effect it has on your communications impact.

How Online Communications Help Strengthen Relationships - Andrew Sullivan at NTC

Getting Attention

Author, provocateur and early (since 2000) blogger Sullivan covered what's different about online communications and community, and what that means for your nonprofit: Blogging (and other online content and conversations, I'd say) is about relationships, not content. But your organization's online communications success may not come easily.