Is Blogging Dead?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. It was on a blog, of course. And just about every other thing you read about blogging being dead will be on someone’s blog. Yes, blogging has changed a lot since social media came along. Blogging

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Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the Top 10 blog posts published in 2016, according to Google Analytics page views: 10. Drum roll, please! Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives) by Kristina Leroux. The Four Types of Productivity Styles by Carson Tate.

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February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

This month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival gave nonprofit bloggers an opportunity to share posts address the importance of creating, implementing, and measuring SMART objectives in conjunction with big goals. What is a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?

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Smelling the Roses—Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

And that’s why I extended the conversation as the topic of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival I’m hosting this month. Register here for the Getting Attention blog & e-news. Make that the cactus flowers, and they are GORGEOUS.

Asana—Streamline the Work Behind Your Work (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Register here for the Getting Attention blog & e-news. Professional Development Asana Leili Khalessi Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing project management

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Six Different Kinds of Nonprofit Blogs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I first published these six categories of nonprofit blogs way back in 2008. As I said back then, I certainly think you can mix and match blog types, and I bet most successful blogs do. But I also think that it’s helpful to have one primary direction in mind and to categorize nonprofit blogs based on what your organization hopes to achieve by blogging and how you want your nonprofit to be perceived by your blog’s readers. The News Blog. Blogging

50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re blogging and feeling stuck, you are not alone! Take it from someone who has blogged since 1999, blogging is HARD! In November 2009 I started to blog to market my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. 100+ Blogging Ideas Worksheets.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know — What’s Your Dream?

Getting Attention

I have the honor of hosting the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2012. Write a blog post or choose a recent post that fits the theme. Email your post to nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com ( include the permalink of your post, your name and blog name), or use this submission form.

A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Try the “wins” blog post, a numbered summary of the good your donors made possible in the recent past. This past December NWF cultivated donors with an inspiring wins blog post and early December email (below) with gorgeous photography and donor-centric language.

Raising Awareness for Your Cause – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, a roundup of great blog posts on a topic of interest to the nonprofit community.

How to Blog Daily

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been blogging Monday – Friday (or darn close) for about 18 months now. Even if you don’t follow it exactly (and I rarely do), it helps you keep on track with the kinds of things you want your blog to be known for. Get help with the blog admin. I’ll often post late in the day (it’s after 4 pm now), but I’m nearly religious about getting something up on the blog, even if it is a little later than I’d hoped.

YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Martin Luther King inspired me to ask fellow bloggers to join me in the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival , to “pick any dream you have—for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector—and share it and how you plan to make it real.”

How to use a blog to generate planned giving gifts.

iMarketSmart

According to research by the University of Massachusetts , charities and higher education have a higher adoption rate for blogs than any other category. And that makes sense because blogs are a cost-effective way to tell stories and build a consistent emotional connection with constituents.

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. He said that the way he got tons of website visitors and built up his traffic was by commenting on 10 blogs per night.

Results of My Daily Blogging Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On January 3, 2011, I started a daily blogging experiment — and by “daily&# I actually meant business daily, Monday – Friday. Katya Andresen did the same thing, but really did blog every day, including weekends. Love the daily blogging?

Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need some new ideas for your newsletter, blog, or social media? Consider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1) Summer Heat. How does hot weather impact your services or your clients? Can you offer advice to your readers about anything related to summer heat?

The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

I’m thrilled to host April’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and hope you’ll blog on this topic so vital to the power of our field and momentum of our causes— the methods and tools you use to stay focused, productive and happy on the job (or the barrier that keeps you from getting there). Or, if there’s specific issue, person or gap that’s blocking you from the outcomes and satisfaction you desire, please blog on that.

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carniva l round-up for January. Empish Thomas shares his dream to change public perception of what it means to be visually impaired (soon to be published in the blog of Atlanta’s Center for the Visually Impaired). Strategy fundraising Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketingMy dad, Manny Schwartz, together with Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this presentation, called Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy, I show how smaller nonprofits can get on board with blogging and create a dynamic outlet that grows their supporters and helps them accomplish their goals.

Your Take: All-Staff Marketing Team (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival on Launching and Supporting Your All-Staff Team of Powerful Marketers— the best methods and tools to ask, train, support, and thank your colleagues to be effective insight gatherers and messengers. .

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How Does Your Nonprofit Compare In the Blogging Economy?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Ignitespot, a small business accounting firm, has put together a fantastic infographic on the “blogconomy” – the international obsession with blogging that has spurred the economy. million people blog on blogging sites.

How to Reduce the Bounce Rate on Your Nonprofit Blog

EveryAction

Imagine you’ve written a great post for your nonprofit blog -- we’re talking awesome title and everything. bounce rates nonprofit blog And after sharing it with your subscribers + across your social networks, you’ve finally got visitors coming to your post + reading it. Great! Then what? Are visitors perusing your other posts, navigating your landing pages, or checking out the amazing content offers on your site? Or do they just bounce?

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Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Blogging Content Curation Content Marketing Copywriting Creative Ideas E-Newsletters Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Nonprofit Communications Writing for the Web We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Another highly requested blog post on why people give

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post Another highly requested blog post on why people give appeared first on MarketSmart | . You may have heard that the reason why people give is because they were asked. For many years, this saying has motivated fundraisers to get out there and “make the ask”.

Presenting 10 Imaginary Nonprofit Blogs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Welcome to my post about imaginary nonprofit blogs! Feel free to write your own imaginary blogs in the comments! Nonprofit Cardboard Signs Blog: This blog is all about standing by the onramp, watching the cars roll by, waiting for someone to hire you.

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Blog Posts Needed: Sharing Progress, Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In August, we here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide will be hosting the latest edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Write a post on your own blog or an article on your website. The Carnival is a round-up of recent posts — like a “best of” — on a particular topic. For example, this month Joanne Fritz at About.com compiled 18 posts all about year-end fundraising. Reserve some time on your calendar now to review them as you plan your 2015 year-end campaigns.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – Celebrating your nonprofit cause

Fundraising Coach

Photo courtesy of Chris Gorski used under Creative Commons licence It is my pleasure to be hosting the February Nonprofit Blog Carnival! According to the NPTech for Good blog, there are SEVEN "cause days" in February alone! What Is the Nonprofit Blog Carnival?

Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One

J Campbell Social Marketing

The topic will be Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One. Larger nonprofits have been early adopters of blogging, seeing the benefits in increased website traffic, email sign ups and online donations.

Which Blogs Should I Be Reading?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Blogging Professional Development Your Advice We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last month I told you that no, blogging is not dead. Now tell that to my blog!” ” So for those of you who have struggling blogs either because no one is reading them or you can’t think of anything good to write about, here are a few ways to spruce up the place.

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Blogs vs. Facebook for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

Over the past few months, I’ve helped a couple nonprofit clients who are ready to move into social media decide whether to go with a blog or Facebook. (I’ll If you truly don’t have the staff time to blog at least once a week or make a Facebook update twice a week, you shouldn’t be considering either medium. With limited funds and staff time—where do each of these nonprofits begin branching out to more social media: a blog or Facebook?

Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! BEST FUNDRAISING BLOGS!

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Handling Objections

A Small Change

I am hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival featuring common objections. This is a quote that Jane Kuechle on her blog Kuechle Consulting heard many times when she worked for United Way. Each of the authors below has provided some great content for us.

Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Please share your questions and tips here, or via a blog post emailed to nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com by Friday, June 24. How To Submit Your Blog Post. I’ll be reviewing all submissions and choosing ones for inclusion in a “blog round up” post in late June. Here’s why: You know what you need to do but […] All-Org Marketing Team Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Your Big Dream for 2013? Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know

Getting Attention

I’m honored to host the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2013, covering your big dream for your organization, cause or the nonprofit community this year, and how you’ll get there. P.S. What is a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?

Blogging Daily Starting Monday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve decided to start blogging daily (or darn close) as of January 3, 2010. For you, I hope this means even more opportunities to participate in your professional community through dialogue in the blog’s comments and other places the feed appears (e.g.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! We recently shared Getting the Media Interested in a Milestone with Dallas CASA on our blog. Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit CommunicationsWe’re glad you’re here. Our topic for this month’s roundup is how you share progress and communicate accomplishments to your supporters. Annual Reports. Ayda Sanver answers the question Do Your Really Need to Print an Annual Report?

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What You Did This Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit CommunicationsThe Carnival is a round-up of posts from people working in the nonprofit sector around a theme, and ours is “what you did this summer.”

Challenge: Can You Name Two Blogs That Get You To Think?

SocialButterfly

This includes blogs. tweeted that she was working on a blog post highlighting blogs to read in 2011. I shared the following: In response, Debra asked me: What are two blogs that get you thinking? Sometimes, direct instruction is helpful.

This Blog is on Hiatus

Social Media Bird Brain

I'm leaving the blog up for at least another year, since some people may still find a few of the posts relevant. With the abundance of very good social media advice and information available now, my own efforts seem superfluous. This is good timing, since I have begun to devote my energies to my fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Robyn McIntyre PS: You can find some of my fiction on