3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

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One thing we do know for sure, 2017 will be the year that we will absolutely have to exercise our resilience muscles in order to do our best work and not get slowed down. What new habit will you commit to in 2017 to build your resilience at work ?

A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here are some of the better ones that I have come across: We Are Social – Digital in 2017 Global Overview. We Are Social – Digital Yearbook 2017. We Are Social – North America Overview 2017. Deloitte Global – 2017 TMT Predictions.

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We totally revamped the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year, and it’s almost time for us to share the results in the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Find out if 2016 was a good year for nonprofit communications and whether or not 2017 will be better.

Introducing MarketSmart’s 2017 IN’s & OUT’s

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The post Introducing MarketSmart’s 2017 IN’s & OUT’s appeared first on MarketSmart | . Fundraising 2017 fundraising tips charity blog fundraising tips nonprofit blog nonprofit fundraising do's and don'ts Nonprofit Marketing BlogHappy New Year everyone!

1 Week into 2017: Where are You Headed?

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This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action, and impact! . Eeesh! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

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Damien Johnson. Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition. Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. Kristina.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar is ready for upload right into your Google or Outlook Calendar with a single click. 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. 2017 Creating Change Conference.

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

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Check out the results from the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and see for yourself. Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Thomas Negron

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Thomas Negron and Ruby. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Lessons from the Boy Scouts Controversy: Be Prepared

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Even if you have no connection to Boy Scouts of America, you are probably well aware of the organization’s motto: Be Prepared. But in the wake of President Donald Trump’s address to the organization’s Jamboree this week, it appears BSA’s media relations team wasn’t following that motto.

5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

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Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements! Ask An Artist To Illustrate. Take that hashtag contest to the next level. Invite an artist to illustrate your supporter’s thoughts submitted online. Make a Reading List. Summer’s coming.

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7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

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You are so excited because your nonprofit is getting ready to do some strategic planning and you think you might — finally! — get some real strategic direction for your communications plan. Don’t hold your breath.

Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

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Jeff Gordy. If your nonprofit’s website hasn’t been a top priority, it’s time to change that. But don’t worry, if you don’t know what to do. Today’s guest post will help you get started. Kristina. Guest Post by Jeff Gordy.

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3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

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Here are a few suggestions for starting something good for your social media practice in 2017. I apologize for the headline (and the macarons). I had to get you here and I knew “New Year’s Resolutions,” and sweets, might work.

3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

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Yes, this has to matter to you. The current global cyber attack , built on ransomware, could wreck your communications impact and a lot more. If or when your organization gets hacked, it’ll bring all activity—including communications and fundraising—to an absolute standstill.

8 Productivity Practices You Might Want to Try

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It’s tough to implement methods that keep your nonprofit marketing organized and on track when you can’t effectively manage your own time, attention and energy.

The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

J Campbell Social Marketing

In my years as a full-time nonprofit employee, I was often a one-woman Marketing, Communications, Development, Outreach, Kitchen Sink department. In one position, I was all of those things plus the Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator!

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

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With the New Year upon us, let’s resolve to do that planning now and create a media-relations calendar that will help guide your work for 2017. If you’re interested in developing a more structured media relations strategy for your nonprofit in 2017, join me on Thursday, Dec.

4 Easy Ways to Get Closer & Boost Action

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There’s a proven way for your organization to start and strengthen vital relationships with the people whose support, loyalty, and actions you want—donors, volunteers, and even staff (too often overlooked here). This approach is easy to learn and execute.

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4 Smart Ways to Use Thank You Videos in Nonprofit Fundraising

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Joshua Clay. We Internet users have a voracious appetite for online video. Video is increasing in nearly every digital channel, from email to web pages to social networks. Done right, it drives clicks and conversions better than text alone.

9 ways to be a more human fundraiser in 2017

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The post 9 ways to be a more human fundraiser in 2017 appeared first on MarketSmart | . As your supporters get bombarded with more and more messages from advertisers and competitors (other fundraisers) you’ll need to stand out. The best way to do that is to be more human, authentic and real. Here are nine ways to do just that this year: . Share personal stories with your donors. Be real. Be open, honest and transparent.

NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

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A post shared by Instagram (@instagram) on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:04am PDT. According to the 2017 M+R Nonprofit Benchmarks Report , nonprofits DOUBLED their Instagram audiences in the past year. “You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.” — Unknown.

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

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Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. It’s the same exercise we went through last year when we removed about 15,000 people.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Feb 16: Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017 with Kivi Leroux Miller (Registration is $99 or free with an All-Access Pass or participation in the Planning Your Work Marketing Accelerator ). Happy Friday!

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7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

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You face an uphill battle to recruit volunteers and retain them at ever higher and more effective levels of engagement. For those of you with small or all-volunteer organizations, there’s absolutely nothing more important.

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We Want You Back! How to Re-Engage Inactive Email Supporters

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Image: [link]. You’re losing email subscribers. Every month. All year long. They unsubscribe. They bounce. They stop responding. According to M+R Benchmarks, on average, about 24% of subscribers are considered inactive. What’s a nonprofit communicator to do?

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

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Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text.

How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

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Communications work is complicated enough as it is. When you aren’t exactly sure who is responsible for what, it gets even more complicated.

What you should know about your high net worth volunteers?

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40k to 4 Million Views! Boost YOUR YouTube Video Views (Case Study)

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Guest blogger Mark Horvath founded and leads Invisible People who shares how to boost your YouTube views from meh to magnificent. BTW, Mark’s video version of this post features a extra tips not found here.

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5 Things Reporters Really Want From PR Specialists

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This week’s release of The Cision 2017 State of the Media Report provides some interesting insights into what today’s journalists are looking for from media relations professionals. Don’t frustrate the reporters you’re trying to reach.

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The Kinds of Meetings Communications Directors Need

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Another day, another meeting. Or three, or five. When you literally have to schedule time on your calendar to think, that means you are in too many meetings. But meetings aren’t all bad. They are a great tool for collaboration when used well.

My Three Words for 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

This is why I chose SIMPLIFY as one of my words for 2017. With the word FOCUS in full view, for 2017, I am going to only commit my time and my creativity to projects and work that will get me to my next goal. What are your three words for 2017?

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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

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Over 70% of nonprofits working in Other Public Benefit Research or Advocacy; Environment and Animals; and Human Services, Housing, Food, and Jobs said community engagement was a high or essential priority for 2017 (left side of the graph).

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

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You know how I feel about editorial calendars. They are the single most important tool for a communications director. So I get VERY excited when I hear a good nonprofit editorial calendar story. .

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Need a Good Day? Focus on Your Little Wins

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According to research by Teresa Amabile from the Harvard Business School, your best work days likely include making progress – even if it is just a small win — on work you consider meaningful or important.

There’s power in exclusivity but are you using it?

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Inside Scoop: Powerful Testimonials from Your Peers

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Guest blogger Karen Petersen is a 12-year veteran of nonprofit fundraising. She currently serves as Director of Annual and Planned Giving at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology , in Huntsville, Ala. In my previous life, I was a TV reporter. My favorite part of the job was interviewing people and weaving their words together with mine to construct a compelling story. Little has changed since I changed careers. In fundraising, we are all storytellers!

Communications Directors, Step Up and Lead

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Just about every week, I talk to nonprofit communications directors who have “limiting beliefs” that are holding them back. Limiting beliefs are ideas or assumptions that you have about yourself, your situation, or others that limit your ability to succeed.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Plonk, Missoula, MT. It’s finally Friday! Let’s end the week strong with some fresh Mixed Links… Apparently, Facebook Is Now Letting Brands and Media Companies Create Their Own Groups Within Pages. Hootsuite shares 4 ways to get people to like you on social media.

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