On Tap This Month: Trends Survey, Graphic Design, and, Of Course, Thanksgiving

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This six-month program is led by Kivi and lasts from January 2019 – June 2019. We’ll open our Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this month, so Kivi will be sharing updates about that.

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Please Take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey

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It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2016 ! Last year, over 1,500 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. BONUS: Special Preview Webinar only for people who complete the survey! On December 16, we’ll share our preliminary analysis with survey takers only. Everyone else will have to wait until January 5 when the report is released to the public. Take the 2016 Trends Survey Now.

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The Survey Results That Are Warming My Heart

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As you know, our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is open, and will be through November 30. Warm my heart a little more and take the survey if you haven’t already. When you do, you can sign up for a sneak peek webinar in December and to get the full report in early January. . Take it now ). Even though we’ll collect data for another 10 days, I can’t help but take little peeks into the early results.

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The State of the Nonprofit Message (Part One)

Getting Attention

who responded to our marketing messages survey. Typically, we wait until we've had a chance to analyze and interpret all survey responses before we report out to you. You’ll get the full story in January. Tags: Branding and Messages Nonprofit Communications Surveys Thanks to all (nearly 1,000!) Your input is tremendously helpful in shaping the content and programs we’ll be sharing in 2010. Many of you are absolutely message-focused (terrific!);

What Does 2020 Hold for Nonprofit Communications?

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These are just some of the questions we are asking for our Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey and we need to hear from you. And if you take the survey now , you will be among the first to get a copy of the report when it’s released in January. You will also get a special preview webinar invite…but you have to complete the survey ! How will you use social media in 2020?

Heating Up December: Save on 2020 Training, Annual Reports, and Communications Trends

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2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Get the scoop on communications trends for 2020 by taking the survey and being among the first to get the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Take the Survey. Here’s what’s happening next month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide….

Reserve Your Copy of the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve closed the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey and are pouring through the answers of the 600+ nonprofit professionals who took the survey.

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How Many Stars Would You Give Your Nonprofit’s Communications?

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In the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, which is open for you to participate in through December 2, we are asking a new question: How would you rate the overall effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications in 2016? Please take the survey now , and add your voice and perspective! You’ll be invited to a special webinar for survey participants only.

Your Favorite and Least Favorite Projects This Year [Word Clouds]

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We asked a new question in our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year about your most and least favorite projects. (We We are closing the survey Wednesday night — take it here to get the full results before everyone else in January.).

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Week of Freebies, Day 4: The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is compiled from the answers of the over 600 nonprofit professionals who took our 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey in November, 2019. Sale ends January 3rd, 2020. It’s the last day of our Week of Freebies!

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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. The 2015 edition will be released on January 7th, but you can request a copy now to be among the first to receive it. P.S. Our Annual All-Access Pass Sale ENDS TODAY Friday, January 2. Happy Holidays! While this may be the last official day of the Week of Freebies here at the blog, we offer free downloads and resources from Nonprofit Marketing Guide all year long.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 16, 2018

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I am bringing the heat with posts on video, a plea to take our trends survey, tips on #GivingTuesday and year-end fundraising as well as writing better calls to action on social media. Baby, it’s cold outside!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 7, 2018

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Sale ends January 4, 2019. Now it’s time for Mixed Links… We’re closing our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey TODAY. Please take the survey so we can get the best data for our Trends Report which will be released in January. Survey takers get to attend a special preview webinar. SpringHouse. Lake Martin, AL Who is ready for the weekend?

Good and Bad News: Communicators More Strategic, But Less Focused

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I just pulled some preliminary data from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. The survey for the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is open through the end of the month. When you take the survey, you’ll be the first to receive the report in January and you’ll also get a special invitation to a preview webinar a full week before we release the report.

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December is HOT: Pass Sale, Annual Reports and Mentoring Opportunities

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Sale ends January 4, 2019. This six-month program is led by Kivi and lasts from January 2019 – June 2019. Learn More and Claim Your Spot Take the Survey: Our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey will close this Friday so please take it now so we can share what’s really happening in our industry. Email Subscribers: I will send the Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter later this week with prompts for January.

Share Your Predictions for 2015

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It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2015. Last year, over 2,100 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. NEW THIS YEAR: Special Preview Webinar only for people who complete the survey! On December 11, we’ll share our preliminary analysis with survey takers only. Everyone else will have to wait until January 7 when the report is released to the public. Take the 2015 Trends Survey Now.

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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. I hope you can use this data to make the case for increasing your budget! Here’s how to read this graph: Find your nonprofit’s overall budget size along the bottom.

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4 Top Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits

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Here’s another quick peek at the data coming in for the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report ( take the survey here ). This data could change, so if you are reading this after mid-January 2019, download the full report. Help us refine this data by taking the 2019 Trends Survey now. For the first time, we asked about specific communications strategies. Not goals , not tactics, but strategies.

Communications Directors Are Great Writers and Lousy Designers?

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In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, we asked participants to rate themselves on some common skills that communications directors need. The survey closes this Friday, so please take it now if you haven’t already!). Take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey now and you’ll get a free copy of the full report in January and a preview webinar too!

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What We’re Sharing In December

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Sale ends January 5, 2018. The program begins January, 2018 and runs through June, 2018. This intensive course with Kivi Leroux Miller will focus on creating a short annual report and runs January 10th through January 31st, 2018. Kivi will discuss preliminary results from the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey as well as talk more about her CALM not BUSY book.

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

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This report is compiled from the answers of over 600 nonprofit professionals who took our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey in November. We will release the full report on January 16, 2019. Sale ends January 4th, 2019. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.

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How Often Should We Mail that Newsletter?

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More than 1200 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey (please take it now if you are not one of those 1200, as we’ll close the survey down on Tuesday). Please add your voice to the survey by taking it now. You’ll be invited to a special Preview Webinar on December 11, only for people who complete the survey. Everyone else will have to wait until January 7 when the report is released to the public.

Share Your Predictions for 2013

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I’ve just opened the survey for our 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Take the Survey Now. When you complete the survey , you can request that I send you a free copy when it’s released in early January. Take the Survey Now. More than 1,200 nonprofits participated in the 2012 report , and I hope you’ll add your voice this year.

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We totally revamped the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year, and it’s almost time for us to share the results in the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We’ll release the report January 17th. Find out if 2016 was a good year for nonprofit communications and whether or not 2017 will be better. Request your copy now. New questions included: What hindered and what helped your communications work in 2016?

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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Let’s cap off this chilly week with some Mixed Links (and maybe a little dancing)… New survey results from Pew Research show that while Facebook is still the top dog among social networks, its growth has slowed especially compared to Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released its findings in inforgraphic form from their latest survey. Happy Friday, everyone!

Two Last Chances

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Two Nonprofit Marketing Guide specials are wrapping up on December 31: 1) The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. We’ll be taking down the survey on January 1 so we can start analyzing the results. Please take the survey now if you haven’t already!

Take 10 Minutes: Get Data to Do Comms Right

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Please take 10 minutes right now to respond to the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Every survey taker will receive a free copy of the report in January and be invited to a preview webinar before the results are released. Take 10 minutes NOW to share your voice and perspective on all things nonprofit communications in the 2017 Trends Survey , open only through tomorrow, December 2.

What Prevents You from Getting Your Best Work Done

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We’ve added several new questions to the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey ( take it now! ), including: How big of a problem are these situations in preventing you from getting your best work done at your nonprofit? We’ll release the full report with final results in early January. You can get the results even quicker (via a preview webinar on December 16) when you take the survey yourself.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 14, 2018

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Sale ends January 4, 2019. 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. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You January – June 2019: The Communications Director Mentoring Program Six-month mentorship with Kivi Leroux Miller. I hope you all had a great week!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 22, 2019

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Take a moment to take our Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. If you take the survey now , you will be among the first to get a copy of the report when it’s released in January. You will also get a special preview webinar invite…but you have to complete the survey ! We are now registering participants for the January – June 2020 session. Happy Friday, everyone!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 2, 2018

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Take part in The State of Nonprofit Employee Benefits 2018 survey by Bloomerang to share what makes you like your job and what makes you NOT like your job. January – June 2019 : The Communications Director Mentoring Program. Best of Fridays to you, kind friends!

Share Your Predictions; Get My Trends Report

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I’m putting together a Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that I’ll release in January, and I need your input and predictions. Please take just a minute to complete the survey.

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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. It’s here !

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How Long Should Your Nonprofit Annual Report Be?

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About 100 people have taken the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey to date (we like to hear from 1,000 – take the survey here ). We’ll share the final survey data in January and see if these percentages change much with more participants in the survey. One of the new questions we asked is: “Which format is your nonprofit most likely to use for its next annual report?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 23, 2018

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It’s time for Mixed Links… We need a lot more of you to take our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. We’d love to have over 1,000 nonprofit professionals take the survey to get the best data we can for our Trends Report which will be released in January.

Social Media in 2013: Where to Focus, Where to Play

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As of a few minutes ago, 360 nonprofits had participated in our 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Take the survey now and you can request a free copy of the final report in January. We’ll see how the race for the attention of nonprofit communicators shapes up as more people participate in the survey. We hope to have more than 1,200 participate by the end of the month, but here are a few preliminary results about social media use.

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. Please take the survey so we can get the best data for our Trends Report which will be released in January. Cosmos. Orange Beach, AL Happy Friday, friends!

Where Communications Directors Feel Most Effective

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We’ll reveal all the details in the full report in January 2018 ( reserve your copy here ), but I wanted to share a preview with you now, as you plan for 2018. Of the 12 most common nonprofit communications goals , survey participants rated themselves most effective, in this order, at. In the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we asked participants to rate their effectiveness on several common nonprofit communications goals.

Emailing Monthly; Direct Mailing Quarterly

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The survey for our 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Repor t will close tonight! Please add your voice if you aren’t one of the more than 1,300 nonprofit communicators participating in the survey so far! The report itself will be available in early January. In 2012, nonprofits told us that 77% of them expected to email at least monthly (that includes the choices several times a week, weekly, twice monthly, and monthly in our survey).

What Question Would You Ask 2,000 Nonprofit Communications Directors?

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Every year in January, we release the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We’ll open the survey for the trends report on Monday, November 2, 2015. But, naturally, there are quite a few steps that come before that, including developing the list of questions, which we are starting on now. Some questions are perennial, like: Which communications channels are most important? How often will you communicate via print and email?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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Let’s dispel any bad luck with some Mixed Links… If you aren’t one of the almost 600 who have taken the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey , please take a few minutes to help us out. You’ll be invited to a free preview webinar as well as be among the first to receive the Trends Report when we release it January. Happy Friday the 13th!

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Biggest Challenges for 2013

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So please take the survey and share this link with your nonprofit friends: [link]. Share your predictions for the new year in our survey, and you’ll be the first to get a free copy of the full report in January. Here’s another little taste of preliminary data from our 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report . We’ve heard from about 900 nonprofits, and want to make that at least 1,200 before we shut it down on November 30.

Week of Freebies! Day 5: Storybanking and Photobanking

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We conducted a survey this summer as well as researched various tools, conducted interviews, and talked to the pros to bring you: Storybanking and Photobanking: How to Organize Stories and Images at Your Nonprofit. Sale ends January 6th, 2017. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. . It’s our last blog post of 2016, and we’re making it a good one!