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Seeking Examples of Nonprofits Collaboratively Marketing Programs and Services

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I am working on a new keynote presentation that I’ll be giving in late June on how nonprofits can collaborate on marketing communications. I would love to feature your organization in my presentation if you’ve been involved in anything like.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Caroline Guy

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Caroline Guy. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jenna Czaplewski

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Jenna Czaplewski. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Professional Photography: 4 Reasons to Invest In It

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Angela Crist. Self-proclaimed “recovering nonprofit CEO, Angela Crist, joins us again to talk about the importance of professional photography. Kristina. Guest Post by Angela Crist. Have you ever pulled back on a marketing piece to avoid scrutiny for “spending too much on marketing”?

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. How Do You Make #NPCOMM Decisions at Your Nonprofit?

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Nonprofit communications directors have LOTS of decisions to make. Some are small, like word choice in a tweet, and some are big and complicated, like prioritizing communications strategies to best support the growth of your nonprofit. And, of course, there’s a lot in between.

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How to Collect Donor Data Without Being Annoying

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Rachel Clemens. Do you worry you’re being too intrusive when you ask for information about your supporters? Today, Rachel Clemens shares some tips on getting that information the right way. Kristina. Guest Post by Rachel Clemens of Mighty Citizen.

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How a Little Communications Research Can Yield Big Results

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Beth Hallowell. In order to have an effective communications strategy, you need to know who your people are and what they care about. Beth Hallowell joins us today to share some ideas on how to do that. Kristina. Guest Post by Beth Hallowell.

5 Things Reporters Want From the Nonprofits They Cover

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Media relations is a lot like fundraising. The best fundraisers at your nonprofit are successful because they take the time to understand their prospects and build personal connections.

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Facebook’s Latest News Feed Changes: What Nonprofits Can Do

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Another week, another change to Facebook. ( See Mark Zuckerberg’s post from January 11, 2018.). This one actually may make a big difference in how nonprofits use the networking site though. In case you haven’t heard, Facebook is changing what you see on your news feed.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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The Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA. Happy Friday, friends! Time to wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links….

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Time for a Change! What Communications Leadership Looks Like

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Let’s Shift That Culture and Make Some Real Progress! There is more to effective nonprofit communications than following best practices. To get the best results, there needs to be a fundamental shift in how you lead your communications staff and the team culture you foster.

Crying in Your Car After Work? You Have Two Options

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Earlier today I interviewed an awesome nonprofit communications director about how she transformed the culture of communications at her organization.

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My 10 Favorite Google Chrome Extensions

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I decided to go all in with Google for my productivity apps this year, getting everything into some combination of Inbox by Gmail , Google Calendar, and Google Keep.

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Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

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Gary Wohlfeill. Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. Kristina.

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Nonprofit Content Strategy: It’s Not About You

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Make your supporters the superhero in your story. We recently started working with a healthcare nonprofit that wanted to take a fresh approach to its communications and marketing content.

6 Tips for Improving Your Email Sender Reputation and Open Rates

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On today’s Facebook Live show, I talked about the importance of knowing your sender reputation and how to improve it and, in turn, improve your open rates. I shared six tips, and several links.

Last Chance to Take Our Survey on Boundaries at Work

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Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? Ahead of next week’s two-part series focusing on how to stop being overwhelmed and preventing burnout at work , we have been gathering data on how boundaries are respected at your organization.

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications

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If you missed it, Antionette Kerr’s blog post from last week talked about “crunchy” conversations – those discussions when someone says something offensive and your body immediately reacts negatively.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Mark Zobel

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Mark Zobel. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.

Creating a Thank-You Video in a Day – How This Nonprofit Did It

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Angela Crist. Last week Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House, reached out to me and Kivi about a thank you video they created after attending our recent webinar. It was so simple, yet so effective, we had to have her tell you the story! Kristina. Guest Post by Angela Crist.

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Communicate With Purpose: Understanding the Power of Why

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Nonprofits are often very good at talking about what they do. But the groups that often have the greatest success connecting with donors, motivating activists, or getting media attention do not spend much time talking about their programs and services.

How a Homeless Shelter Used Facebook Live Video to DOUBLE Results on Giving Tuesday

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Earlier this month, I put a call out to nonprofits communicators asking them what worked for their organization on Facebook in 2017. A tactic or tool that they would use again in 2018. A day later, Facebook Zero happened.

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M+R Benchmarks Study

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The M+R Benchmarks Study came out last week. As always, it’s jam packed with lots of insightful information that will help you better understand the online world and how it works for nonprofits. They had 154 nonprofits participating in the study who contributed data for the 2017 calendar year.

3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

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Sometimes in the nonprofit world, we get consumed with the specific details of online fundraising, advocacy and education for our causes and forget about the bigger trends at play.

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New to Your Nonprofit Communications Job? Download This Free Checklist.

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Whether you’re a veteran switching jobs or you are brand new at this nonprofit communications thing, we have recently updated our FREE e-book: The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job.

Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content And How to Solve Them

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Stop Wasting Time with Bad Content. Does your content capture imagination? Does it spark emotions? Does it make people want to stand up and yell, “ YES! I WILL SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Scarlett Bauman

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Scarlett Bauman. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Tara Collins

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Tara Collins. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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May the 4th be with you, friends! I have used the Force to gather the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the galaxy of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links…. Do your colleagues respect your boundaries at work? Take this survey and let us know.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Ward 8 – Boston, MA. I hope you all had a fantastic week! Let’s start winding down and check out the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links….

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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It’s finally Friday! Let’s celebrate with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links…. First things first, the FTC urges Twitter users to change passwords. Have you asked Does Social Media Impact SEO?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #18NTC Style

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Cane and Table. New Orleans, LA. Greetings from New Orleans! Kivi and I are here for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. For those of you who can’t be with us, I am dedicating today to rounding up communications and marketing breakout sessions from this year.

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How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit

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When Jen Billow shared with her fellow Communications Director Mentoring Program participants that her organization, the Park City Education Foundation, had received accolades from Constant Contact for their awesome email engagement rates, everyone wanted to know how.

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5 Ways to Help Get Your Executive Director Excited About Marketing

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Angela Crist. Not getting buy-in from your boss is one of the biggest complaints we hear from nonprofit communicators. Today, former executive director, Angela Crist will give you some tips on how to get them to come around. Kristina. Guest Post by Angela Crist.

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Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? [Anonymous Survey]

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You want me to do what, when? At the end of the month author and psychotherapist Sarri Gilman is joining us for a two-part webinar series called Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results. It’s part of our CALM training for nonprofit communicators.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Debbie Gillum

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Debbie Gillum. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

How We Curate Content for Social Media (and Added More Followers)

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Maggie Siemer. Curating content should really be a no-brainer. It provides valuable resources for your followers and you don’t have to create anything new.

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Join Me for the Summer of CALM?

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Here’s my personal invitation to you and your communications team (if you have one): I’d love for you to join me for the Summer of CALM. Here’s how it works: You sign up your team and right away I’ll mail out three signed copies of the CALM not BUSY book.

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7 Planning Steps for a Short Annual Report

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One of the beautiful things about a short annual report (think 2-4 pager, infographic or video) is that you don’t have to spend nearly as much time creating the thing. But there is a catch. . . You have to spend more time planning it.

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Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries

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Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW! May 1 & 2 – Creating Awesome Email Newsletters. Learn how to create a newsletter worthy of the time you are investing in it.

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