27 Communications and Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

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In previous posts, we’ve shared the most common marketing and communications goals , strategies , and objectives for nonprofits. Tactics include both communications channels like email, PR and social media, as well as specific types of content like storytelling or infographics. Instead, here are the 27 communications tactics that are most useful for nonprofits.

Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

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In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies. Today let’s talk about the types of objectives you should have in your communications plan. That said, SMART is not really enough guidance on what a nonprofit communications team should consider an objective.

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.

The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

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Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. In the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , nonprofit communicators said they were most confident in news writing, storytelling, donor-centered copywriting, and lifestyle writing , in that order. The post The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Week of Freebies, Day 3: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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Our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has become the “go-to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. Which communications strategies are the biggest priorities (e.g., How big is your communications team and budget ?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 4, 2019

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Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You January 8 & 10: Communications Planning That Works: Getting Your Goals, Strategies, Objectives and Tactics Right in 2019 Learn how to create an effective communications plan for 2019. Happy New Year!

Week of Freebies, Day 4: Documenting Communications Decisions [Online Course]

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You will need to be a Free Member to access this course: Want to be taken seriously at work and have authority in your position as a nonprofit communicator? Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – Getting Ready for 2019 Edition

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And 2019: Communications Trends You Need to Know. January – June 2019: The Communications Director Mentoring Program Six-month mentorship 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

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Nonprofit Communications Trends 2015 communications marketing nonprofit trends It’s here!

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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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Take the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now

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It’s our most popular download of the year: The Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Each year, more than 1,000 nonprofit communicators complete the annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. The Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. Which communications strategies are the biggest priorities (e.g.,

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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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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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Hello, awesome nonprofit communicators out there! Kivi’s latest book CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsAsheville, NC.

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Learn How to Measure Communications Effectiveness

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Measuring the effectiveness of your communications work can be confusing. But your work as a nonprofit communicator is essential to your nonprofit’s success. Join us tomorrow and learn how to prove how essential your work is during our next two-part webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work. “Practical, relevant, with tangible next steps for organizations seeking to get to next phase of communications sophistication.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

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Registration is $20 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Bayona. New Orleans, LA It’s Friday!

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 CommunicationsVenkman’s. Atlanta, GA. Good Friday to you all!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #GivingTuesday Edition – October 19, 2018

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Learn how to effectively communicate your mission using powerful images that successfully engage your supporters. The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #GivingTuesday Edition – October 19, 2018 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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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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. The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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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

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 7, 2018

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Now it’s time for Mixed Links… We’re closing our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey TODAY. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You January – June 2019: The Communications Director Mentoring Program Six-month mentorship with Kivi Leroux Miller.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Al Rosenberg

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Al Rosenberg Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro by filling out the form below.

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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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

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Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsHope you had a great week! Today is my birthday so let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links (among other things)… If you want to create compelling content people will read, you need to let go of these 7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 9, 2018

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Linda Lombardi shares 6 Communication Tips for a Stronger Year-End. January – June 2019: The Communications Director Mentoring Program. The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 9, 2018 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 14, 2018

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If you work for a nonprofit in IT, marketing and communications, fundraising and development, programs and services, or organizational leadership, NTEN and Cornerstone want you to take this survey on professional development. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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

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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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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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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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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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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 – October 12, 2018

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October 17 & 18: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work, Parts 1 and 2. Learn how to prove how important your communications work is to your nonprofit’s success. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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 – November 30, 2018

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It’s time for Mixed Links… We’re closing our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey next week. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsCosmos. Orange Beach, AL Happy Friday, friends!

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

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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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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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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.