2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Full-Size Infographic on Flickr. Nonprofit Communications Trends 2015 communications marketing nonprofit trends It’s here!

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

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Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you? Check out the results from the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and see for yourself.

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Building Effective Nonprofit Communications Teams (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

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Much of our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is about effectiveness. For communicators, there are lots of different ways to talk about effectiveness — what it looks like, how to measure it, and how to get more of it out of your team. Today we are sharing our second infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries ). Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Trends

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Nonprofit communications jobs: What to expect

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flickr/stefan. After more than 20 years in nonprofit communications, I often do informational interviews with people exploring the nonprofit sector as a career move. Small and mid-sized nonprofits often have only one communications person.

#How-To: Is The World Ready For Google+ (‘Google Plus’)? You Can Be.

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You can also create links to your Twitter , Flickr , LinkedIn, Quora , etc., Communications How-to Marketing Social Media Technology Web and Print communication Facebook Flickr GMail Google Google Profile Online Communities Quora Social network TwitterWere you invited?

Storytelling: Behind the Scenes at One Warm Coat

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First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits

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flickr/joebeone. If I had one piece of advice to give any foundation or nonprofit communicator in this new financial paradigm of thrift, it would be to develop a strategic communications plan. That’s what communications audits do.

It's Not Just How You Say It, But Where And When

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By Yevy Photography, on Flickr Communication is a word we use a lot in social media because that is what social media is about: creating a relationship with others by communicating with them. But how is communication defined as a strategy? activists change communication Facebook NGO ONE OnGood small nonprofits social media Stanford Social Innovation Twitter

The Battle of the Sexes and Other Interesting Crossed Lines of Social Communication

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Thought by Jason Griffey, Photo by Pierre Metivier (Flickr) Maybe you''ve heard the story about the Philosophy 101 student who wrote ''everything is everything else'' and got an A for the class term. Especially when talking about the internet and social communications. social communications Pew Research Center connections flaneuse Mashable Oscio infographics Digiday porn millennials Small nonprofit

techsoup and flickr offer free online photo accounts to nonprofits

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One of the most popular online photo sharing services, Flickr , is partnering with TechSoup , a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology, to offer 10,000 free premium Flickr accounts to nonprofit organizations. Flickr is also starting a new program, Flickr for Good, whereby it will highlight photos of "good works" depicted on Flickr. Members can also provide a link to their organization's Web site in their Flickr profiles.

12 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit communicators

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Flickr/alykat. Attend at least two professional development activities a year in the field of communications, and at least that will provide a deeper context for the work of your organization. Tune into one free communications webinar a month to keep your skills sharp.

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

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After all, I don’t think it should surprise anyone who works in nonprofit communications that strong photos and videos are essential to getting attention. photo by: Thibault Martin-Lagardette/Flickr. Media Relations Nonprofit Communications Photography TrendsPeter Panepento.

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The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

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When nonprofit communicators think about media relations, they often focus on proactively pitching stories and reaching out to reporters and editors. They also include a photo library (or a link to a Flickr page) and make the images in that library available to media organizations.

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

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You get results from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Google Plus and Flickr. Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications nptech Online ToolsBilly Attar. We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free!

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5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

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Flickr: OpenUniversity. Colleagues thank most communicators who launch them as messengers; they are relieved and proud to be able to spread the word about the work to which they dedicate so many waking hours. Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications

7 Ways to Repurpose Old Content into New

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And now, with social media, you may be producing content for a blog, video channel, Flickr group, podcast, Twitter feed and Facebook page. All people who produce content for a living, whether they are writers, musicians, artists, or nonprofit communicators repurpose their content.

Motivate Colleagues to Spot & Gather 5-Star Stories

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Flickr: Carlos Ubeda. Your Challenge: As a Communicator or Fundraiser, You Can’t Get the Best Stories. Nonprofit Communications StorytellingHere’s how to ask, train, support, and reward the front-line folks who have the. greatest access to 5-star stories!

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Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

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I use the same RSS concept to pull in Flickr alerts, Myspace and Facebook. I share my dashboard with our editorial director and other members of the communications team.

What’s In A Campaign? That Which We Call Change

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Next week, the University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will host its first Digital Health Communications Extravaganza. flickr credit: JanneM. As the science behind social change evolves, how we approach our work must too. And sometimes, it is just semantics.

What’s In A Campaign? That Which We Call Change

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Next week, the University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will host its first Digital Health Communications Extravaganza. flickr credit: JanneM. As the science behind social change evolves, how we approach our work must too. And sometimes, it is just symantics.

12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

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this photo is by Sofia Ajram on Flickr, with David Alexander. This photo is by Sofia Ajram on Flickr. Are you looking for a new fundraising or nonprofit job? INC magazine thinks they can figure you out, psychologically, with these 7 questions. LOL NO.

Nonprofit Comms Team Size, Budget and Salary [Infographic] #NPCOMM2017

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The 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is officially available! Download the full 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report now. Here’s the Team Size Infographic on Flickr | Here’s the Team Size Infographic on Pinterest. Nonprofit Communications TrendsWe have so much to share that we are doing three infographics. Here’s the first on team staffing, budgets, and salaries. We’ll share another next week.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Pinterest Goes Public Though Gender Gap Remains

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Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon.com offers a useful comparative analysis: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube and MySpace all managed to evolve by hinging their successes on their anybody-can-join-the-party appeals. All aboard!(?).

New Research Suggests The Color Pink is Bad for Breast Cancer

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flickr credit: ILRI. Nonprofits Research and Evaluation awareness branding breast cancer communications gender cues ovarian cancer research Social Marketing Susan G.

New Research Suggests The Color Pink is Bad for Breast Cancer

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flickr credit: ILRI. Nonprofits Research and Evaluation awareness branding breast cancer communications gender cues ovarian cancer research Social Marketing Susan G.

15 ideas for virtual volunteers from the Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

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” I said, “Jayne Cravens, of Coyote Communications, one of the writers, gave me a review copy.” Identifying groups on flickr your nonprofit might want to post photos to, to get more attention. Do you have a hard time getting your volunteers to stay?

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Is Social Media Necessary? Sufficient? Myth-Busting Monday

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Facebook unique visitations can be measured in the millions, while unique visitors to Twitter, Flickr, etc., Staff time and/or investment in a communications/marketing bureau cost money, and the whole dynamic of social media requires ongoing participation of your organization.

Communications audits: Media Analysis

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flickr/iirraa. Last week I provided guidelines for assessing the communications that you control. How does the coverage match with your strategic communication media goals? But that’s only half of the story–especially in today’s conversational Web 2.0 environment. This week, attention turns to what the media is saying about you, and next week—what the Web is saying about you, and what your peers and competitors are up to. Media Analysis.

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6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

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Flickr: Chip Griffin. When Rachel Calderon, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Central Florida Foundation, charged Foundation board members to serve as brand champions , she asked them to share their burning questions. Keep those lines of communication wide open.

#Development: Listening To Social Networks An Important Investment Too

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Click to enlarge (posted on Flickr). Advertising Advice Blogs Campaigns Case Study Cause Marketing Communications Community Fundraising Marketing Marketing Budget Marketing Skills Measurement Nonprofit Public Relations Site Administration Social Media Beth Kanter communication design Facebook Flickr Marketing and Advertising Non-profit organization Online Communities Tumblr web 2.0 The field got built only after Ray listened.

Crisis Social Media Communications is Hot, Hot, Hot

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Crisis communications has always been a tricky conversation. Now, within the past week, I have been hit with “crisis social media communications&# discussions almost EVERYWHERE it seems. (So Yup, crisis social media communications! (as flickr credit: Cayusa.

DIY strategic communications planning for nonprofits

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Flickr/Sumlin. A while ago I promised some advice about strategic communications planning, and my next step-by-step posts will cover that topic. A strategic communications plan can help you do that.

3 cool, creative, FREE communications tools for nonprofits

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Flickr/marcmo. Depending on your audiences and communications strategies—these might make interesting new communications channels for you. Multichannel communication is the name of the game these days, and don’t forget to effectively cross-promote!

Talking with Grantmaker Communicators -- What Do You Want to Know?

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I'm headed to the annual conference of the Communications Network , tonight through Friday, to reconvene with some great old friends and meet some new ones. All of us Network members are communicators, either foundation staff members or consultants/firms who work with foundations. It's a hugely valuable forum for learning what organizations need to know about grantmaker thinking on grantee communications -- both best practices and funding visions. Flickr photo: Ségozyme.

Tactics—Step 4 in strategic communications planning for nonprofits

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flickr/popculturegeek. This is the last in my series of posts guiding nonprofits through strategic communications planning. Now we move to tactics—selecting messengers, communications channels, and timing. That old saying holds true for communications planning as well.

Mixed Links on a Beautiful Friday Afternoon

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Try these great background textures over at Flickr. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsHappy Friday, everyone! Welcome to another round of Mixed Links , our weekly cocktail of good stuff I’ve come across recently for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers.

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Communications audit: Step three—your digital identity

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flickr/krazydad/jbum. In the past two weeks I’ve taken you through the major steps in conducting a communications audit, but we’re not quite done. Do keep in mind—this entire audit is set against the backdrop of your current strategic communications plan to help you assess how effectively you’re reaching your goals. Be prepared—some problems may go deeper than communications to involve aspects of your programs.

how nonprofits can communicate online -- simply and inexpensively

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Michele shows how small nonprofits can use the web -- for an investment of $60 or less -- to communicate with clients, donors, advocates, volunteers, and other supporters. You can also publish a blog for short-term communications objectives. Published with Google's free Blogger service, the blog was an efficient way to communicate with supporters and the press throughout the day. Here's an utterly excellent post from a new favorite, The Bamboo Project blog by Michele Martin.

Crossing the Double Divide, Two Million Dollar Questions

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Though this double divide exists, it does not mean that we should disregard the Internet and social media as a tool in our health communications and social marketing work. flickr credit: kcryder.

Reader Favorites to Power Up Your Nonprofit Communications in 2010

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Crafting your email signature to feature key information about your organization is a simple and inexpensive way to communicate your message to your contacts. How to Design an Effective Marketing and Communications Budget (Case Study) . Flickr photo: go-mel. Tags: Branding and Messages Case Studies Copywriting Getting Attention Graphic Design Media Relations and Press Nonprofit Communications Planning and Evaluation Recommended Resources