Community Nonprofits, Communicate Like the Experts You Are!

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When I talk to community-based nonprofits that serve local or regional areas about content marketing or thought leadership, I often hear excuses like, “We aren’t the experts. Content Marketing Market Research Nonprofit Communications Thought Leadership Trends

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Let’s wind down the week with some Mixed Links… If you haven’t done so yet, could you please take a moment to take our 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey ? December 14: What a Nonprofit Communications Plan Should Look Like in 2018 with Kivi Leroux Miller.

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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

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Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency? Over the seven years that we’ve done the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we’ve seen few significant differences between nonprofits with different missions.

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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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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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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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). Community Manager – Crowdsourcing , United Way Wordlwide (Alexandria, VA).

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7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

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— get some real strategic direction for your communications plan. While it’s fabulous that many nonprofits are recognizing the value of strategic communications plans, the sad fact is that too many are satisfied with a buzzword bingo card strung into a few paragraphs.

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).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Listen to Amy Sample Ward on Nonprofit Hub Radio as she talks about The Ins and Outs of Community Engagement. Brick & Spoon. Orange Beach, AL. Happy Friday! As you’re reading this, I am probably on a tennis court sweating my butt off!

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To-Die-For Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Associate Director, Development Communications. Communications Associate Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR). Communications & Community Outreach Specialist Historic Ford Estates (Grosse Point, MI). Director of Communications ideas42 (New York, NY).

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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. Caitlin Burgess shares 7 Helpful Hacks for More Successful Social Media Community Management.

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Nonprofit Disaster Communications Done Right (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Here’s the hot-off-the-presses story I just received from Leili Khalessi, Communications Manager at Red Rover. Leili and her communications team started sharing these resources for tornado victims even before the weather hit and are continuing to share guidance and support.

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

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Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we believe that cultural competency is an important element of good nonprofit communications. Today, contributing writer Antionette Kerr takes a look at several ways you can improve LGBTQ inclusion in your organization and its communications.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

mean Links… Kivi is doing a free webinar for Bloomerang, June 1st, on What a Communications Plan Should Look Like. Last week Vu Le at Nonprofit AF, posted How Donor-Centrism Perpetuates Inequity, and Why We Must Move Toward Community-Centric Fundraising. Happy Friday!

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What Nonprofit Leaders Think about Communications

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Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we survey communications and fundraising staff all the time. Eighty-five percent (85%) of nonprofit leaders reported communicating a compelling vision as one of their top three priorities.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Get 365 days of access to webinars, downloads, time savers, and the awesome Pass Holder Community for only $499. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price and comes out to less than $10 a week for essential nonprofit communications training. Little chilly here.

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

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On this blog and in her webinars and book, Kivi talks about how you should try to become your community’s favorite nonprofit because research has shown that people give two-thirds of their charitable donations each year to one favorite charity. Don’t forget to interact with your community.

What’s Essential to Good Nonprofit Communications in 2017?

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Fashion essentials change from person to person, but as a nonprofit communicator, you must have these 6 essentials to do your best work in 2017: How to schedule your communication s with editorial calendars and other planning tools. Nonprofit Communications Online Courses

Nonprofit Crisis Communications: Passover Case Study

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This week’s triple murder at a Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Jewish-run retirement home in Kansas City—by a white supremacist, because he thought his victims were Jewish—generated empathy and concern among everyone I know. This six-point approach is backbone of crisis communications.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

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Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Melanie Swiftney.

Ooh! Aah! Jobs for Nonprofit Communicators

Getting Attention

Change Communications Specialist and Employee Communications Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Chevy Chase, MD). Chief Communications Director Nurse-Family Partnership (Denver, CO). Communications Coordinator Bright Focus Foundation. Communications Coordinator New England Foundation for the Arts (Boston, MA). Communications Director Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond, VA). Communications Intern Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, D.C.).

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How to Communicate In The Midst Of Tragedy: 9-Step Checklist

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to the questions, worries and just totally-wrong communications I’ve seen going out since the bombings yesterday afternoon. It’s never productive to communicate into that environment at the moment of. Here’s a good this-morning model from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Starts Apr 16: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Updating your Community: How to Get Great Results from Your E-Newsletters and Social Media. I am bringing you Mixed Links brunch-style today because I am off to the beach soon for a long weekend!

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The High Cost of Communications Chaos #CALMnotBUSY

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Many nonprofit communications directors feel like they work in a constant state of chaos. Plus you might work with people who don’t really understand best practices in marketing communications but still have oh-so-many opinions about your job.

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25 OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Community Engagement & Communications Manager America SCORES (Boston, MA). Development & Communications Associate Lillian’s List of North Carolina (Raleigh, NC). Director of Communication Thrive Foundation for Youth (Menlo Park, CA).

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

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Layla Fry, director of communications for Southwest Key Programs , emailed me this question: “My organization is interested in merging the now separate functions of fundraising and communications into a ‘Community Engagement Team’ as you recommended in your book.

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Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

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Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Starkey

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Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Jennifer Starkey.

Measuring Your Communications Effectiveness: 3 Concepts to Keep in Mind

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Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications is a complicated puzzle. Then there’s the effective management and growth of your communications team. But here are three key communications measurement concepts that you should keep in mind, no matter where you work.

Science Communication and Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Applying marketing to improve communications about social issues is an important part of social marketing for me. And, some times, theories and research in communication have lessons to be learned and applied by social marketers as well.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

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Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Kallie Rollenhagen.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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If getting your communications approved at your nonprofit is a difficult process, Nancy Schwartz’s has 4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0. Marc Pitman asks Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology? I hope everyone had a good week.

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Board Members: Your Communication Kings & Queens

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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.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

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Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Justyna Krygowska.

Gates Foundations Seeks Communications Proposals—Game Changer

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At last—funding specifically directed to communications! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a call for communications proposals to “help change the narrative on foreign aid.” Revolutionary ways to humanize the challenge and the solutions and to connect communities receiving aid to those who provide it.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

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Are you in a tug of war with program colleagues for control of your communications? Raise your hand if you’ve run up against any of these challenges: Your colleague on the program side makes an outrageous communications demand based on a consumer marketing model.

Calendar Confusion: Year-End Communications on a Summer Fiscal Year

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How do you handle calendar year-end (November-December) communications when your nonprofit’s fiscal year actually ends June 30? Make it very conversational and full of gratitude to your community of supporters.

Week of Freebies! 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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Our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is our most popular download every year. In it, you’ll find what other nonprofits will be doing with their communications in 2015, including their top communications channels and how often they communicate.

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).