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Recently I heard of the 3 Cups of Tea fiasco, with the founder buying hundreds of copies of his own book with the money of the organization. Gayle wrote, “this incident underscores how difficult it is for the boards of organizations led by founders to be vigilant in their fiduciary responsibility.&#. Because sometimes it’s not the financials that need watching, it’s the operations of the organization. It’s my true story of violence and survival.

#Interview: Syam Buradagunta, Blogger & Co-Founder of Blue Sky Collaborative

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SYAM: It works best for organizations that have family-oriented causes. So we really try our best to focus on the organizations that are the right fit. So we look at the organization as the driver and we’re giving them the racecar.

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Mom Bloggers for Social Good

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So, Jennifer, decided to take that part of her mom conversation and create a new umbrella for it, Mom Bloggers for Social Good. In less than a year, over 1,000 mom bloggers from around the world joined Jennifer’s coalition. In the podcast, she discusses how she set loose topics: health, education and poverty and then let her moms go to talk, link, and organize. She has formed partnerships with organizations including the Gates Foundation , Save the Children and Unicef.

Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

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Now page mangers can take advantage of those same targeting tools on organic content. Enabling page mangers to target organic posts gives them a say in the targeting process. Organic Post Interest Targeting. Guest Bloggers Social NetworkingDrew Bernard.

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

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Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition. The organization has been providing services in the Phoenix area since 1968 and treats over 10,000 families a year through 16 different programs. Guest Bloggers Video

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Marketer: Marketing Success from the Inside Out

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As a marketing professional for a nonprofit organization, do you often feel that you need to work nights and weekends after a full day at the office to get results? Guest BloggersWe are all about helping you not only learn your job but love your job.

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Corporate v. Nonprofit, 5 Lessons Learned When I Switched to Nonprofit Communications & Marketing

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In corporate organizations, communications and marketing departments can be large with many people dedicated to a specific focus such as public relations, social media, email communications, etc. Guest BloggersCynamon Frierson.

Repurpose Your Content for Consistent Storytelling

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Mark is the founder of Invisible People, a unique digital storytelling organization that uses video and social media to change the story of homelessness and give a voice to those who are too often overlooked. Content Marketing Guest Bloggers

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

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Industry standards surrounding how organizations utilize their online presences have been shifting, but they are slowly solidifying. Past charitable giving to your organization is the number one predictor of future donations. Guest Bloggers Thank-You LettersGretchen Barry.

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Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

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Show them that they have a special place in your organization — you’d miss them if they didn’t attend! Fundraising Guest BloggersKerri Moore. Holding a fundraising event soon? Use these tips from Kerri Moore, Director of Marketing at Booster to get the word out.

BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

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TWITTER CHAT A conversation that happens on Twitter that’s focused within a certain time (usually an hour) on a specific topic and by a specific person or organization. Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications nptech Social Networking Image Credit: https://flic.kr/p/6K8pMh.

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Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

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After all, electronic data is only going to make it easier for reporters and bloggers to dig into your financial information. Reporters will be less skeptical of your organization’s motives if they can understand what you do and how you do it. Guest Bloggers Media Relations

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

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Our organization uses Microsoft Outlook for our email and heavily uses the calendar feature for meeting appointments and to reserve resources like rooms and vehicles. Editorial Calendars Guest Bloggers Nonprofit CommunicationsYou know how I feel about editorial calendars.

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Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

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We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club! We organized ours into the following categories: general notes, questions, what’s working well, and new ideas. Guest Bloggers Marketing Team

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How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

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With so many longtime members heavily invested in the organization, we expected some negative feedback. Cindy Olnick is Director of Communications for the Los Angeles Conservancy, the country’s largest local historic preservation organization. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers

Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

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If your organization wants to connect with younger donors and you’re looking for low- or no-cost approaches, these apps are a great place to start. 3 Types of Short Stories Your Organization Can Tell. Jim Lynch.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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" Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. It’s better to create a personal Twitter profile in order to only follow those select few you are interested in reading, but if you are going out on Twitter behind your organization’s logo a.k.a. Use “Favorites” to organize the chaos and feature your most important Tweets! The favorites option on Twitter is a simple, excellent tool to help you organize the chaos.

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

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Our recent submission is from Liesl Manone with Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank who has shared their organization’s first ever annual report. Our organization is young, but because of the support of our community, we have experienced amazing growth. Liesl Manone.

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

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Reading a great story and having to pause to search for the organization’s page just disrupts their emotional connection to the story. Abby Jarvis is a blogger, marketer, and communications coordinator for Qgiv , an online fundraising service provider. Abby Jarvis.

5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

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Today Somya Qureshi is back with another guest post ( read her past posts here ), this time on easy ways to organize your fundraising work in a more strategic way. They could be individuals, or businesses, or religious organizations, or any other constituents that support you.

Nonprofits Should Play Offense, Not Defense, to Improve Reputation

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His crusade against the “overhead myth” has fueled debates and even emboldened organizations like the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator to rethink the way they rate and present financial information about charities. Guest Bloggers Media Relations

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Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

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Today, I’d like to share some suggestions on how your organization can approach its media relations in a more engaging way. You might actually be better served having your story told by a blogger who writes about your cause or your video shared on YouTube. Peter Panepento.

Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

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Here’s a short list of some of the types of organizations that use mobile to raise money: Faith-based organizations. Health and wellness organizations. Animal rights organizations. Fundraising Guest Bloggers MobileJohn Killoran.

Forget the Media Kit, Create a Toolkit

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A number of smart organizations are eschewing the process of creating elaborate media kits and are instead focusing their efforts on developing toolkits that are aimed at getting their key supporters to help spread the message for them. Has your organization tried this approach?

Getting Started with a PR Plan

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That’s why we are excited to bring on a few new guest bloggers — including Sean Horrigan. It can take an organization from obscurity to notoriety in a New York minute. Messaging: What message do you want to continuously communicate to the press about your organization?

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Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 1

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Most organizations have important data to present to their clients, members, boards of directors, and other audiences. It’s a way to take all that stuff you’ve collected about the great things your organization does, and make it exciting.

Data! Data! Data! Where to Start?

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As a small to mid-size organization, and/ or starting out with data analysis for the first time, here are some of the key metrics worth measuring regularly: New Donors – Are you measuring regularly how many new donors you are acquiring or adding to your donor database?

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

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In the last post, I talked about some of the basic metrics that nonprofit organizations could start measuring regularly in order to track donors to ensure that the donor base grows over a period of time. These are your most loyal donors; those who give to your organization year after year.

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

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She serves as PHA’s main editor for all electronic communications, leads new web section design projects, mentors and trains staff to improve their e-communications and technical skills, and creates and executes organization-wide marketing plans for some of PHA’s major initiatives.

Stop Approaching Public Relations Like It’s 2007

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I am very excited to welcome Peter Panepento to our distinguished list of regular guest bloggers. The most visible organizations are the ones who are leveraging their own networks and effectively telling their own stories. Guest Bloggers Media Relations Nonprofit Communications

2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

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In his latest guest post for us on PR for nonprofits, Peter Panepento explains how the culture of your organization is much more important to your work than coming up with a clever video. And it all starts with your organization’s culture. Guest Bloggers Media Relations Video

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Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

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A newer Facebook targeting option that can be particularly helpful to organizations with limited budgets is Location Outreach. This feature is particularly helpful for organizations with a local supporter based as well as event promotion. Drew Bernard.

Butts in Seats: 5 Tips for Event Marketing Using Social Media

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This week, you are hearing from four guest bloggers about nonprofit events. Unlike most nonprofits that are marketing one product all year long (a charitable cause), a performing arts organization markets multiple different products (performances and events) throughout each season.

Building an Effective Nonprofit Mobile Strategy

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Every organization has different audiences requiring different priorities and needs. But every organization has one thing in common – they all must ACT on mobile to stay relevant, continuing to serve their mission most effectively. Guest Bloggers Mobile Nonprofit Communications

Top 5 Words to Avoid to Achieve Messaging Awesomeness

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We all crave an awesomely compelling way to talk and write about our organizations. Our organization just helped 5, 462 elementary school students learn to read last year.” Do you know of any organizations who want to build withering communities? Erica Mills.

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Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

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Watch dog groups often rely on spending and growth data for their analysis, but as Anjali Deshmukh asks, “If an organization could prove to you that they could eradicate homelessness, would you care as much about what they spent on salaries and staplers?” Anjali Deshmukh.

Top 10 Things to Look For in New Board Members

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Even the most passionate board member is unhappy if they feel that they are not fulfilling their commitment to the organization. Fundraising Guest Bloggers Marketing Team boardsGail Perry. Gail Perry knows how to fire up a board!

Protecting Donor Information: What’s Your Security IQ?

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Nonprofits and the organizations that support them must evaluate their security IQ and put the right security in place to protect donor information from being compromised. Guest Bloggers Nonprofit CommunicationsBill Sayre.

5 Translation Mistakes to Avoid in Your Multilingual Nonprofit Communications

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and today’s guest blogger and post are no exception. To be sure, repurposing content in other languages is a smart move, particularly for organizations that develop educational text or infographics that could enlighten the lives of immigrants. Patricia V. Rivera.

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

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One very popular use of the dashboard concept is to monitor social media conversations about your organizations and issues. Here’s Christina’s explanation of how it works for her organization: “I use the dashboard ever morning when I get into the office.