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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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

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But we have some new data in the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that adds a few more good reasons why your nonprofit should consider this kind of reorganization. Members of integrated teams were twice as likely to feel responsible for community building and engagement goals. .

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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

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We all have a powerful communications resource right in front of us—our colleagues. Here are four compelling reasons—backed up by the kind of research findings nonprofit decision makers adore—to launch your team of staff messengers a.s.a.p.:

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How Big Should Your Communications Team Be?

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Need some helping making the case for more communications staff? In 2016, 72% of all survey participants said they expected their communications team’s staffing to stay the same size, with only 20 % expecting team staffing to grow. Marketing Team Trends

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Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

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Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers. Let’s join forces and build your team together! Register Now: Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT.

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Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

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In brand-new research for the 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we discovered that four types of communications teams are most prevalent in our sector. While those teams are equally distributed, that’s really where the similarities end.

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How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

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Communications work is complicated enough as it is. Each person on the team is assigned a letter to indicate their role related to the project as a whole, or to individual tasks, depending on how you organize the work. CALM Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications

The Kinds of Meetings Communications Directors Need

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The Types of Meetings Communications Directors Need. As a communications director, you need to ensure that several different kinds of meetings are taking place at your organization so that you can do your best work. CALM Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications npcomm

Nonprofit Communications Budgets: How Big Should Yours Be?

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I know many of you are working on your 2017 budgets now, so rather than make you wait until mid-January to get the budget information from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, I’m sharing it with you today. Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Trends

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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 ? Registration is $600 which includes up to three team members from your organization. The Bombay Club.

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Communications Directors, Step Up and Lead

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Just about every week, I talk to nonprofit communications directors who have “limiting beliefs” that are holding them back. In my role as a coach , I help communications directors challenge their limiting beliefs such as.

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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. Marketing Team Photography

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Communications directors and development directors are not magicians or miracle workers, and yet many executive directors and boards seem to think they should be able to pull rabbits out of hats and turn water into wine.

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

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There’s a great conversation happening about whether one person can be both the communications and the development director in the Nonprofit Communications Professionals Facebook Group. But the first priority is donor messaging and communications channels.

Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers. But 42% of them can’t accurately describe what your organization does , much less convey the crucial needed to advance your communications goals. . Here’s why: You know what you need to do but […] All-Org Marketing Team Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic]

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Download your copy of the full 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report here! Here’s the first of two infographics, including new data on communications team size. Nonprofit Communications TrendsWe’ll be sharing a lot more detail from the report over the next several weeks. Watch for the second one tomorrow, with new data on salaries!

Get Everyone on Your Marketing Team – 3 Steps

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On Tuesday, I’m presenting the webinar, Turning Your Whole Staff and Board into an Effective Marketing Team. But there are some very simple things you can do to turn them into a marketing team, whether they know it or not, without really increasing their workload.

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Wisdom for Executive Directors Managing Communications Teams

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After working closely with more than 100 nonprofit communications directors over the years, I’ve seen just how important a strong working relationship between the executive director and the communications director is.

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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.

My Communications Director is an Idiot

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I’m friends with many nonprofit program and research directors who confide in me about their various scuffles with communications or fundraising staff in their organizations. Our communications director is a complete idiot.” Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications

Empowering Your Team with a Marketing Bank

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Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsEarlier this afternoon, I hosted this month’s free webinar, Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers. We will add the recording to our Freebies Page this evening if you want to sign up to watch the recording.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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May 25: Build Your Powerhouse All-Org Team of Marketers, Part 1: Ramp Up for a Strong Start & Long-Term Success. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsHappy Friday, everyone!

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Board Members: Your Communication Kings & Queens

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These Kings and Queens of Communications are–or should be–your organization’s number one messengers. Your staff or board chair should help equip your board members with several pieces of bling for their communication crowns: Good stories about what your organization is accomplishing.

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.

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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What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

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I’m a member of EARN’s first-ever communications team, and we’re thinking strategically about what roles and functions we’ll need to fill for the coming year. I was wondering if you’d be willing to share any insights or resources into how best to setup a communications team at a nonprofit. Perhaps a better way to frame my question is this: what skill sets do you think a two- to three-person team should have ?

Nonprofit Disaster Communications Done Right (Case Study)

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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.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Jeff Brooks dispels The strange myth about pastel colors … We’ll be talking a lot about teamwork in 2016, so see what Nonprofit Hub says about How to Turn Your Staff from a Group into a Team. January 20: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan by Kivi Leroux Miller.

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Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

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Our guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. But it’s vital to keep your team (and others) in the loop. Conscious and consistent internal communications: Boost fundraising.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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mean Links… Kivi is doing a free webinar for Bloomerang, June 1st, on What a Communications Plan Should Look Like. Need help forming volunteer teams? Read Successful Volunteer Teams Have These Four Types of People. Happy Friday!

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3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

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But before you pop too many bottles, it’s important that you’re prepared to communicate with your valuable attendees and donors. Take a look at these top 3 communication strategies that will help you reach, retain, and engage your attendees. Kerri Moore.

7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

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There’s a proven yet seldom-used method to boost success in both dimensions AND extend your organization’s reach and impact without adding budget or hires: Building your team of passionate volunteer messengers. Take these seven steps to launch your team of passionate volunteer messengers.

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Communications Is Everyone’s Job:Proof Point (Video)

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Then take the next steps to bring this strategy to life: 8 Steps to Building Your Team of Powerful Messengers. Hat tip to the Communications Network. Strategy Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing nonprofit message team

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People First—4 Steps To Your All-Org Marketing Team

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Here are some examples of how all-org marketing teams work: The person who answers general calls directs callers on with warmth, interest and enthusiasm. Learn more about developing your all-org marketing team: 8 Ways to Build a Team of Effective Messengers.

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

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Seth J. Katzen

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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. We hold our T.E.A.M.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Nancy Schwartz has some ideas for How to Communicate through Distraction. May 25: Build Your Powerhouse All-Org Team of Marketers, Part 1: Build Buy-In & Support, then Design the Approach that will Work Best for Your Organization [Beginning of 3-part webinar series and workshop].

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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.

How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

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Your organization probably holds amazing events that bring your donors together with each other and members of your team. You already communicate with donors in different ways. Communications fundraising planning communications matching gifts year-end appeal

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Registration is $600 and includes up to 3 team members). I am bringing you Mixed Links brunch-style today because I am off to the beach soon for a long weekend! The folks at The Schott Foundation for Public Education are hosting a webinar on Racism in Philanthropy next Friday, April 21st.

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