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Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

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Guest Bloggers Marketing TeamMelinda Billings. We’ve been talking about ways to include other staff members in your work. We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club!

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How to Involve Staff in Nonprofit Branding

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Guest Bloggers Marketing Team Messages and Tag Lines Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Nonprofit Personality branding We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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Think You Know Your Audience? Yeah, So Did I

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Content Marketing Guest Bloggers Marketing Team Messages and Tag Lines Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy audience personas We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

How to Get Better Stories from Your Staff and Board

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Content Curation Guest Bloggers Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Storytelling 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!

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

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Content Curation Content Marketing Copywriting Guest Bloggers Market Research Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Publication Management Diane Greenhalgh. Diane Greenhalgh joins us again with some more great ideas on creating content for your nonprofit.

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

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Highlight opportunities for engagement ( ex: showcase fundraising teams or leaderboards ). She and her team help create content aimed at maximizing organizers’ fundraising potential and furthering their mission to raise awareness for the cause or passion that means the most to them.

Annual Report How To: A Different Way to Present Your Print Report Online

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Add links to extra features—video, audio, additional web pages—compiled by the editorial team, and tweak the page designs as needed. Amy simply underlines, knowing that the team will want to adjust styles later on, when we view the draft online. Eileen Fisher.

Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

So next time someone thinks you’re supposed to cheerlead, sit down and shut up and take one for the team as a social media manager or community manager, show them this infographic instead. Are you tweeting for your cause or company? Are you posting on facebook for your cause?

On Being A "Pro Blogger" -- Interview With Jane Genova

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That's what was returned on a Google search for "pro blogger jobs.". Soon blog ad networks became the rage offering bloggers and advertising more control and greater targeting. Enter stage right B5Media created by three successful bloggers Jeremy Wright, Darren Rowse and Duncan Riley.

How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

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The Team. Working closely with my boss (our president and CEO), I served as project manager—assembling the team, coordinating all input and review, translating between the designers and stakeholders, and making sure we finished on time and within budget. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers

5 Don’ts for Nonprofit Writers

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But knowing your coworkers can help you build a superhero team —and bring your writing to the next level. You won’t know who to bring on your team if you don’t know them! Copywriting Guest BloggersLaurel Dykema. I always love getting an email from Laurel Dykema of Mission India.

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12 digital fundraising trends for 2012 #2 Investment in Strategic Blogger Outreach

Giving in a Digital World

However there is a significant gap in the majority of non-profit social media strategies, and that involves how fundraisers can effectively engage with some of the most powerful influencers in the online social media world – the bloggers. One reason for this gap may be that Blogger Outreach is managed by the Communications or Media Relations teams in your organisation. More likely, your organisation won’t have a properly developed Blogger Outreach Strategy.

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. But it’s vital to keep your team (and others) in the loop. We fail as a team, but we also win as a team.

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A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

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Her most previous position before joining the Don’t Forget to Feed Me team was as communications manager for the Arlington Life Shelter in Arlington, Texas. Annual Reports Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Video Liesl Manone.

Creative Brief Boosts Support & Participation (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Guy Arceneaux is Director of Marketing and Communications at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. . As you can imagine, the team’s dedication was a stark contrast to the tension and distress of the main news story. Guest blogger Guy Arceneaux is Director of Marketing and Communications at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. My last Meals on Wheels communications case study touched on the advantages of communicating and fundraising for a smaller nonprofit.

Forget the Media Kit, Create a Toolkit

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Blog posts/opinion pieces — For supporters who have their own blogs, consider providing them with ideas for sample posts — or consider providing them with a guest post written by someone on your team. Guest Bloggers Media RelationsPeter Panepento.

Are You Assuming or Assigning?

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Claire Meyerhoff E-Newsletters Guest Bloggers Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Print Newsletters Publication ManagementWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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

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Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications nptechInfographics are all the rage, so I asked graphic designer Julia Reich to tell us all she knows about producing them.

Board Members: Your Communication Kings & Queens

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Susan Bowie is the Director of Nonprofit Strategy at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. She’s a passionate and talented force for good, helping organizations in the region develop their nonprofit marketing finesse.

9 Tips From 3 Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

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This clarity allowed supporters, like this high school volleyball team to bring Well Aware’s story to their friends and family, which they did to great success. Fundraising Guest BloggersRob Wu. Looking for some inspiration for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign?

Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

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Today’s nonprofit communications teams should instead be thinking about how they can be speaking to the people they most want to reach — whether those people are reporters, potential donors, or activists. Guest Bloggers Media Relations Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

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. When reporting teams were larger and news holes were bigger, you could usually count on at least some of your releases hitting pay dirt. Peter Panepento.

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

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Top Donors: New donors who give at a higher level need more than a welcome package, maybe a couple of free tickets for a gala to sit at a Board member’s table, personal phone call from the Board leadership team, tour of the facility, and special stewardship plan through out the year.

5 Translation Mistakes to Avoid in Your Multilingual Nonprofit Communications

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and today’s guest blogger and post are no exception. Hire a team for your content. Content Marketing Guest Bloggers Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications Publication Management translation Patricia V. Rivera.

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

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I share my dashboard with our editorial director and other members of the communications team. Guest Bloggers Market Research Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools Social Networking dashboard listening monitoring social media

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 2

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The creative team at Open Arms of Minnesota , which includes creative director Kelly McManus and communications director Susan Pagani, created several infographics for their 2010 Annual Report. Creative Ideas Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Trends

Graphic Design Style Guides, Part II – With Examples

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Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Publication Management style guide

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Is Your Logo Effective? Tips to Evaluate Your Visual Identity

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Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Publication ManagementGuest Post by Julia Reich, Julia Reich Design. Julia Reich.

Logo Trends: How Does Yours Stack Up?

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Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit CommunicationsJulia Reich.

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 3

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Creative director Kelly McManus, part of the internal marketing team at Open Arms of Minnesota ( see Wednesday’s post ), supports this idea. Infographics are a team effort. Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach.

How to Plan a New Website Without Your Head Exploding

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First, our internal team created a plan for each stage of creating the website – research, outlining, writing, testing, launching. Then we hired the external team of graphic designer, developer, etc. Jennifer Doron. If your website is stuck in the past, it may be time for an upgrade.

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Your Advice? Communications Projects for Interns

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Research the 20 bloggers your organization should be following and cultivating relationships with. Marketing Team Your Advice internHere’s a question I get a lot. what ideas do you have? What are some good nonprofit communications projects for interns?

Market Like a Ballroom Dancer— They Lead, You Follow

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At the end of last year, we announced that nonprofit messaging and branding expert Nancy Schwartz would be joining our team. Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Trends

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Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 4

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Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Creative Ideas Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications nptech TrendsThis is the fourth and final post in a series by Julia Reich on infographics for nonprofits.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Re-Brand?

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My team was brought on board to design their logo after they had gone through a strategic planning process. Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Julia Reich. Guest Post by Julia Reich of Julia Reich Design.

How to Hire a Graphic Designer or Design Firm Part 1: Where to Look

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Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit CommunicationsJulia Reich.

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How to Hire a Graphic Designer or Design Firm / Part 2: What to Look For

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This is a good thing, since each person on the creative team is doing what they do best. Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Hiring Consultants Nonprofit CommunicationsJulia Reich.

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Make it Easy to Spread the Word: Press Kit+ (Case Study)

Getting Attention

The Method: Make it easy for partners and bloggers in the nonprofit arena, plus YouTube influencers, to spread the word. As a blogger with a loyal group of readers (thank you!), One blogger’s take: I love this approach.

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

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Leili Khalessi is the Marketing and Communications Manager for RedRover , a national animal welfare organization. As nonprofit communicators, we all know what it’s like to try to find balance in our work despite competing priorities, multiple teams and never-ending deadlines.

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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. I’ve witnessed our team using genomics to save the life of a newborn. 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.