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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

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While the percentage of “integrated” teams versus “separate but equal” teams is similar, we found some stark differences.

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How Big Should Your Communications Team Be?

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Need some helping making the case for more communications staff? Marketing Team Trends

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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

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We all have a powerful communications resource right in front of us—our colleagues. But most of us look right past them. Please don’t.

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Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

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Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers.

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Nonprofit Communications Budgets: How Big Should Yours Be?

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Then look at the colored bars above it, and you’ll see the distribution of the various communications budget sizes. Stay tuned for more!

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5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

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The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic]

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Download your copy of the full 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report here! Here’s the first of two infographics, including new data on communications team size. Nonprofit Communications TrendsWe’ll be sharing a lot more detail from the report over the next several weeks.

Wisdom for Executive Directors Managing Communications Teams

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What words of wisdom would you add for executive directors who want to better manage their communications teams? CALM Leadership

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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May 25:  Build Your Powerhouse All-Org Team of Marketers, Part 1: Ramp Up for a Strong Start & Long-Term Success. Happy Friday, everyone!

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Get Everyone on Your Marketing Team – 3 Steps

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On Tuesday, I’m presenting the webinar, Turning Your Whole Staff and Board into an Effective Marketing Team. Of course they are.

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My Communications Director is an Idiot

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Our communications director is a complete idiot.” Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsNothing strange there.

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

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Here’s the original question: I’m seeing so many job ads lately for communications AND development managers/directors. Absolutely.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

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But before you pop too many bottles, it’s important that you’re prepared to communicate with your valuable attendees and donors. Kerri Moore.

Empowering Your Team with a Marketing Bank

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Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsThe central repository for these tools is what I call the Marketing Bank.

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Board Members: Your Communication Kings & Queens

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These Kings and Queens of Communications are–or should be–your organization’s number one messengers. Have you crowned your board members yet?

Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

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Are you in a tug of war with program colleagues for control of your communications? It’s given to you as a done deal to execute.

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

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Integrating Communications and Fundraising , an article at CharityComms, also makes the case for why it makes sense to merge these functions.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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January 20: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan by Kivi Leroux Miller. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Nonprofit Disaster Communications Done Right (Case Study)

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Here’s the hot-off-the-presses story I just received from Leili Khalessi, Communications Manager at Red Rover. Disaster Response.

What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

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We love the best practices you’ve shared, and are now looking for information related to the actual positions a nonprofit communications team should fill , and what each of those roles should be doing. Perhaps a better way to frame my question is this: what skill sets do you think a two- to three-person team should have ?

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Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

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Our guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. No thanks!”

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Nancy Schwartz has some ideas for How to Communicate through Distraction. Did everyone have a good week? What did you learn? Tips for others.”.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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If you and your communications team are in a rut, try these 11 Brain-Training Exercises for Your Content Marketing Team.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

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Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Sarah Tarnopolsky. Share your day with us!

Communications Is Everyone’s Job:Proof Point (Video)

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Then take the next steps to bring this strategy to life: 8 Steps to Building Your Team of Powerful Messengers. Subscribe today.

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Nonprofit Communicators, You Can Speak with Authority in 2017

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” One of the biggest outcomes of our six-month Mentoring Program for Communications Directors is confidence. Nonprofit Communications

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People First—4 Steps To Your All-Org Marketing Team

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Learn more about developing your all-org marketing team: 8 Ways to Build a Team of Effective Messengers. 100% of employees involved!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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June 30:  Build Your Powerhouse All-Org Team of Marketers, Part 2: Jumpstart Your Insight Gathering Team  [3-part webinar series and workshop.

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What’s Essential to Good Nonprofit Communications in 2017?

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How to manage your communications team and personal productivity. Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesBlue jeans and flats.

How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

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Your organization probably holds amazing events that bring your donors together with each other and members of your team. About Adam Weinger.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kristina Kelly

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Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Day in the Life Nonprofit Communications

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kirsten McIlvenna

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Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Kirsten McIlvenna. We want more stories!

3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

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You still have time to launch your team of fundraising messengers to spur year-end giving. The trick is. That’s just not genuine or relevant.

Week of Freebies! Day 2: Five Factors of Successful Nonprofit Communications

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You may remember a few months ago, we asked you to share your nonprofit communications success stories. Nonprofit Communications

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#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

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It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. The Internet NEVER SLEEPS, so also this team.”).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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June 30:  Build Your Powerhouse All-Org Team of Marketers, Part 2: Jumpstart Your Insight Gathering Team  [3-part webinar series and workshop.

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Board Exercise: Communicating to Become a Favorite Cause

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Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications newsletters, social media).

2016 Portrait of a Nonprofit Communications Director [Infographic]

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Download your copy of the full 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report here! Today we are sharing the second of two infographics for this year’s trends report.  ( Here’s the first one, on communications channels, frequency and teams. ). The biggest challenges for communications staff. Trends

The Perfect Employer for a Nonprofit Communications Director

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We also learned a few things in our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report too. Is there such a thing as the perfect job? Maybe, maybe not.

Unhappy at Your Communications Job? Slip This to Your ED

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also sketch out a plan for executive directors to follow: The 4 Ds of Effectively Managing Communications Teams. Define the work.