Is Your Nonprofit Work Called Marketing, Communications, or Something Else?

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I participate in numerous social media groups for nonprofit communicators, and several times a year, someone wants to debate the difference between marketing and communications. As organizations grow, we also sometimes see battles about which executives or staff teams will control the various aspects of marketing and communications work, which also leads to parsing the definitions as the work is divided. Nonprofit Communications definition

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 4, 2020

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Sofia Dupi Sailing Through September: Communicating to Divided Communities and Video Strategies for Nonprofits Base Your Supporter Journeys in Reality. Zambra. Asheville, NC. Happy Friday, everyone!

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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?

Coworkers Who Communicate All Day, Every Day

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With more nonprofit professionals working from home during the pandemic, some of you are experiencing a new problem: coworkers and bosses who suddenly want to be in constant communication with you. Of course, we communicators desperately need our coworkers to talk to us in order for us to do our jobs well, but not ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. But you might want to look at larger internal communications and office culture issues too. Internal Communications Team Culture

How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America

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Tomorrow we are hosting a budget-friendly webinar that will equip your organization with the tools it needs to listen thoughtfully and communicate effectively with supporters who span the political and social spectrum. How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 28, 2020

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September 10: How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America with Peter Panepento and Nicki Faircloth. Budget-Friendly Webinar] Learn how to listen thoughtfully and communicate effectively with supporters who span the political and social spectrum.

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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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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.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 21, 2020

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Good afternoon! You may never know what 2020 has in store for you next (two potential hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico?), but you’ll always know on Fridays I have the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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Advice for Managing Communications During the Coronavirus Pandemic [FREE Webinar]

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There’s so much upheaval in how nonprofit communicators are working with both their co-workers and their communities right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Advice for Nonprofits on Managing Communications During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 24, 2020

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Catch Up on Our Content from this Week… A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Karen Hansen Adding First and Last Names to Your Email Database Coworkers Who Communicate All Day, Every Day 6 Ways to Get More Value Out of Your Next Press Release. July 30: How to Take Charge, Streamline, and Simplify How Your Communications Work Gets Done with Kivi Leroux Miller. How was your week?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 14, 2020

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Catch Up on Our Content for This Week… Is Your Nonprofit Work Called Marketing, Communications, or Something Else? Happy Friday! Let’s dive into the coolest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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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. We asked for salary data from communications directors/managers and looked at that data by the overall organizational budget and by the cost of living where the nonprofit is located. Nonprofit Communications

Is Your Communications Staff Ready for the Next Emergency? Crisis Communications Training Tomorrow

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But those communications teams who already had a crisis communications protocol in place were in the best position to move forward no matter what came their way. The Details: Get Ready for Your Next Communications Crisis. Join us tomorrow, August 13th for this new one-hour webinar as we show you how to develop a crisis communications protocol so you can manage your communications effectively and with integrity – even during adverse conditions.

What Nonprofit Communicators Should Binge Watch #NPCOMMLIFE

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I know very few nonprofit communicators are laying around all day binge-watching TV. Most of you are working from home still trying to make the world a better place. That being said, we still have a lot more time at home these days and I am super tired of writing and thinking about coronavirus, so I put together a list of shows you can watch based on your needs. All of these shows can be found on Netflix (although maybe not all seasons).

COVID-19 and Media Relations: A Quick Guide for Nonprofit Communicators

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COVID-19 is quickly rewriting the rules for how all of us are approaching our communications. Here are five tips to consider as you think about how you want to communicate with the media during the coming weeks and months: Rethink Your Calendar. It’s also forcing all nonprofits — no matter the mission — to rethink their short-term media relations strategies.

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. We are calling it Nonprofit Communications Confidential , where we ask for your (anonymous) day-to-day frustrations: “My receptionist does not screen calls, she just puts them through to who SHE thinks they should go to. Share it with us below: Loading… Day in the Life Nonprofit Communications

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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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 19, 2020

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Ashirbad Raha Are Sad Photos a Must in Fundraising? Communications Planning for the Rest of 2020. June 23 & 25: Communications Planning That Works: Getting Your Goals, Strategies, Objectives and Tactics Right with Kivi Leroux Miller. Two-Part Series] Learn how to create an effective communications plan that helps you make real progress. Communications Director Mentoring Program. The Collins Quarter.

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Communications Planning for the Rest of 2020

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Did 2020 just chew up your communications plan and spit it out? But you won’t get the results you want from your communications program without getting your goals, strategies, objectives, and tactics all worked out. Your communications team is just going, going, going all the time, putting out content without any concrete goals, strategies, or objectives in place. Or did you even have a concrete plan to begin with? You aren’t alone either way.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 2, 2020

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Or your communications skills may be getting rusty because of the pandemic. July 9: The Communications Directors’ Guide to Repurposing Content with Kivi Leroux Miller. Communications Director Mentoring Program. Registration is open for the next session of our Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors.

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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 CommunicationsMore than a few of you don’t feel like you have the full attention of your boss: “It is so frustrating that my boss shuts her door… I mean it is generally shut most of the time.

Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Political Director , National Organization for Women (New York, NY). Communications & Program Associate Center for Genetics and Society (Berkeley, CA). Communications Coordinator The Human Society of Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL). Communications Coordinator City Academy (St. Communications Director Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA). Communications Director Pillsbury United Communities (Minneapolis, MN).

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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. You can study communications best practices obsessively, but if your plan of action isn’t hyper-targeted to the specific people you’re trying to reach, you won’t be effective. ” ~ Sheri Booms Holm, Communications Director at West Central Initiative. Nonprofit Communications Your Advice

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 TrendsBut before that happens, I have to put this year’s questions together, and I need your help.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators ? May 29, 2020

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90-Minute Webinar] Dive into the latest research into donor behavior and learn how to self-audit your donor communications in advance for dangerous results. Two-Part Series] Learn how to create an effective communications plan that helps you make real progress. Auburn, AL.

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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 – July 17, 2020

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Punita Khanna How Long Will That 64% Open Rate Last? July 30: How to Take Charge, Streamline, and Simplify How Your Communications Work Gets Done with Kivi Leroux Miller. Santa Fe, NM Photo Credit: Deena Davis. Another Friday and another round up of the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Coordinator Envision Unlimited (Chicago, IL). Communications Manager Justice at Stake (Washington, DC). Communications Manager Aspen Global Leadership Network (Washington, DC). Director of Communications and Public Affairs Fenton Communications (New York, NY). Marketing & Communications Manager Twin Cities RISE (Twin Cities, MN). Media Specialist and Digital Communications Associate Jobs with Justice (Washington, DC).

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Create a Communications Request Form to Make Life Easier

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Last month Kivi did a webinar called “Simple Rules” for Communications Directors: How to Create Easy Routines, Speed Up Your Work, and Get More Done, Painlessly. A year ago, when I started my new communications coordinator job, I was overwhelmed constantly. Carly Matthew.

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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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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. The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsPlonk, Missoula, MT. Good afternoon, friends!

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YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Assistant , Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Flint, MI). Communications Counselor , Full Court Press Communications (Oakland, CA). Communications Manager , Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (Radnor, PA). Communications Manager , Lincoln Land Institute (Cambridge, MA). Communications Manager , Young Women’s Leadership Network (New York, NY). Director of Communications and Marketing , Welcoming America (Decatur, GA).

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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Assistant (PT) Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Communications Director Center on Policy Initiatives (San Diego, CA). Communications Director America Achieves (Washington, D.C.). Communications and Events Coordinator Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco, CA). Communications and Events Specialist CDISC (Austin, TX). Communications Manager Conservation Impact (Denver, CO).

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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 Associate Land Trust of Napa County (Napa, CA). Communications Associate Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (Washington, DC). Communications Director Hispanic Federation (New York, NY).

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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. Joe Garecht at the Fundraising Authority hosted this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival on The Best Tips for Amazing Non-Profit Newsletters.

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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!

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 – 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

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). Communications Manager Community Power Network (Washington, D.C.). Communications Manager Education Trust—West (Oakland, CA). Communications Specialist Agency (New York, NY).

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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. 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.

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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 Gradian Health Communications (New York, NY). Communications Manager Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (Las Vegas, NV). Communications Manager SAHMA (Atlanta, GA). Director of Communications U.S.

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