How to Write a Collaborative Communications Strategy

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When Cathy White shared with our Mentoring Program participants the collaborative process she went through to create her communications strategy, I knew other communications directors would be interested in hearing about it too. What does this pillar mean for communications?

Download Your 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has both good news and bad news to share, compiled from the answers of 625 nonprofit communications professionals who took our annual survey in November 2019. Communications staff mostly feel valued and respected in their organizations.

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Goals for Internal Communications at Nonprofits

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What are your internal communications goals? It’s time to figure it out and create some, just like you create goals for external communications. Only 10% of nonprofit comms staff said that internal communications is not a priority for them at all. Internal Communications

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Median Salaries for Nonprofit Communications Directors

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Curious if your salary as a nonprofit communications director is in line with what others are making? nonprofit communications directors in the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Nonprofit Communications

What Does 2020 Hold for Nonprofit Communications?

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These are just some of the questions we are asking for our Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey and we need to hear from you. How will you use social media in 2020? Will you share uplifting stories, ask for donations or inform followers about your programs? Do you use Facebook Groups?

The Skills Nonprofit Communicators Want to Build

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The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is officially closed. Getting lost in the data crosstabs will begin soon!

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How to Connect Your Communications With Your Mission

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When resources are limited and pressure is high, it’s easy to fall into bad habits with our communications. This is especially true in the nonprofit world, where communicators are constantly having to raise enough money to keep the lights on while also achieving the mission.

Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Receptionists

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You might also find yourself in this situation, shared with us by a nonprofit communicator through our newest spin on our Day in the Life blog series. Share it with us below: Loading… Day in the Life Nonprofit CommunicationsReceptionists can be a lifeline for your organization.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Feb 22: Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results with Kivi Leroux Miller. Mar 8: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan with Kivi Leroux Miller. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Advice for New Communications Directors

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We recently asked you to share your advice for new communications directors, and we heard from 25 of you. ” ~ Sheri Booms Holm, Communications Director at West Central Initiative. Nonprofit Communications Your Advice

12 Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

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You set goals, like these twelve communications goals for nonprofits , including community engagement, raising awareness of issues, and fundraising. And every day you manage tactical communications channels like email, social media, print marketing, PR and more. The answer is Communications or Marketing Strategies. . Unfortunately, if you spend much time searching for nonprofit communications strategies what you most often find is content about goals or tactics.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

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Today’s Mixed Links is a special round up of communications and marketing breakout sessions from this year’s conference. Learn more and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Bosses

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We’ll probably tackle the subject of bosses a few times in Nonprofit Communications Confidential ! Share it with us below and let’s commiserate with Nonprofit Communications Confidential : Loading… Day in the Life Nonprofit Communications

5 Trends to Watch for Nonprofit Communicators in 2020

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The coming weeks are the busiest of the year for nonprofit communicators. Here are five trends I’ve been watching that are likely to impact your communications in 2020. But it has also created what amounts to a new communications channel for charities.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 10, 2020

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This Thank You Email Gave Me the Warm and Fuzzies How to Write a Collaborative Communications Strategy What Do You Want to Read About in 2020? January 21 & 23: Communications Planning That Works: Getting Your Goals, Strategies, Objectives and Tactics Right in 2020.

2,000 Communications Directors Say What?

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In a few short weeks, we will open up the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey . ” What information about the “state of nonprofit communications” do you think our sector should have available? Nonprofit Communications Trends

Get Your 2020 Communications Training Pass

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The most effective communications strategies so you can make important decisions on the fly. The power to be taken seriously at work and have authority in your position as a nonprofit communicator. Are you ready for 2020? You could do your best work ever next year and we want to help!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. May 17: What Communications Leadership Looks Like with Kivi Leroux Miller. May 23 & 30: Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results: CALM Coaching for Nonprofit Communicators with Sarri Gilman.

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve closed the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey and are pouring through the answers of the 600+ nonprofit professionals who took the survey. You’ll find the answers to these questions and more: How effective did you personally feel in your communications job in 2019?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsReady to cap off this week with some Mixed Links? While normally everyone is telling you how awesome it is to be on social media, Nonprofit Tech for Good shares 12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 4, 2019

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Scott Westcott at Turn Two Communications shares 5 Ways to Get More Mileage Out of Reports in their newsletter. November 5, 12, & 19: Nonprofit Communications CHECK IN Webinar Series. Town Branch Distillery. Lexington, KY. It’s finally my favorite month – October!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Starts Feb 14: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Planning Your Communications: Mastering Your Editorial Calendar in 2018 , a four-week intensive coaching program with Kivi Leroux Miller. Nonprofit CommunicationsThe Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. May 17: What Communications Leadership Looks Like with Kivi Leroux Miller. May 23 & 30: Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results: CALM Coaching for Nonprofit Communicators with Sarri Gilman. It’s finally Friday!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Join me, as we take a look at some good stuff from around the web on nonprofit communications and more… John Haydon talks about Features Versus Benefits in nonprofit communications. Find out how to create communications objectives from nonprofit strategic goals.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Registration is now open for the Communications Director Mentoring Program. The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Ward 8 – Boston, MA. I hope you all had a fantastic week!

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Yours? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Assistant Vice President, Public Relations & Communications Easter Seals (Chicago, IL). Associate, Knowledge & Communications Northern California Grantmakers (San Francisco, CA). Bilingual Communications Manager KIPP Austin. Communications Strategist ACLU (New York, NY).

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Mar 8: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan with Kivi Leroux Miller. Mar 22: Inclusive Conversations: How to Talk to Your Boss (or Co-Workers) about Offensive Communications with Antionette Kerr. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communication

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 13, 2019

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Includes free access to an encore presentation of the webinar series The 7 Styles of Writing Every Nonprofit Communicator Should Master on September 10th and 12th. Asheville, NC. Hope your luck as been good all day today on this Friday the 13th.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communication and Digital Content Manager Global Green USA (Santa Monica, CA). Communications Director Americans for Tax Fairness (Washington, D.C.). Communications Director In Defense of Animals. Communications & Event Coordinator PT The FACES Foundation (Detroit, MI).

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Nonprofit Communications Confidential

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Sharing your frustrations, struggles and annoyances is not only a great way for you to let off steam and commiserate with your fellow nonprofit communicators, but it also helps Kivi and me figure out better solutions for you so you can love your job.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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on The Smart Communications Podcast. Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. May 17: What Communications Leadership Looks Like with Kivi Leroux Miller. Registration is now open for the Communications Director Mentoring Program. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Administrative Assistant, Communications Mott Foundation (Flint, MI). Communications Director UC Student Association (Oakland, CA). Communications & Fund Development Manager Yakima Humane Society (Yakima, WA). Communications Manager SAHMA (Atlanta, GA).

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. May 23 & 30: Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results: CALM Coaching for Nonprofit Communicators with Sarri Gilman. Registration is now open for the Communications Director Mentoring Program. The Bombay Club.

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Getting Attention

Associate VP for News, Communications and Media Duke University (Durham, NC). Communications and Development Manager Financial Beginnings (Portland, OR). Communications Director Southern Poverty Law Center (Montgomery, AL).

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How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

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At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we are all about helping communications directors do the best job possible for their organizations and to do the work with purpose, enthusiasm, and integrity. As nonprofit communicators, we cannot ignore the tumultuous political times we live in.

Setting Boundaries: Tips for Nonprofit Communications Staff

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On this afternoon’s #NPCOMM Chat Live on Facebook , I talked about how nonprofit communications staff need to set boundaries. For communications staff, expectations around timing and frequency are also big sources of conflict.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Mar 22: Inclusive Conversations: How to Talk to Your Boss (or Co-Workers) about Offensive Communications with Antionette Kerr. The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsThe Hound. Auburn, AL.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 24, 2019

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It’s time for Mixed Links… Scott Westcott shares 3 Ways to Help Your Leader Communicate Authentically. Good day, good friends. Sit back and relax as we wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Let’s come together and share some Mixed Links… Please take a moment to share your experiences as a nonprofit communicator in our annual (but completely revamped) Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. . How’s everyone holding up out there?

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Peifer

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Jennifer Peifer Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Jennifer Peifer has worked in nonprofit communications for close to 20 years.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

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I’m out… Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications Hope you had a great week! Let’s dive right into some Mixed Links… The week started off with a bit of a brouhaha (love that word!) between fundraisers and marketers.

Communications Directors: “Doormat” Isn’t in Your Job Description

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And yet, all too often, we see nonprofit communications staff behaving in ways that reinforce these “let me wipe my dirty feet all over you” bad behaviors in others. You might be a doormat — or at a minimum, sending doormat signals — in your nonprofit communications job if you. For communications directors, these wants often fall in the categories of. Nonprofit Communications Team CultureDoormats get walked on all day long.

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