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.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 18, 2019

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This week we have communications trends, conversion copywriting tips, and when to post on Instagram. It’s time for Mixed Links… We just released the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Try some of these 10 Power Words Nonprofits Use to Increase Conversions.

The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

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Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. But what really sets apart the great writers in the nonprofit world is mastery of seven distinct types of copywriting. Storytelling Nonprofit storytelling refers to narratives about participants and supporters that include characters, descriptive details, emotions, and plot. Nonprofit Writing

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

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Our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has become 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., Happy Holidays!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. May 10: The 6 Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content…and How to Solve Them with Peter Panepento. May 17: What Communications Leadership Looks Like with Kivi Leroux Miller. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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For those needing some inspiration today, watch these Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals. Then learn more about Facebook’s Fundraising Tools in Nonprofits! Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsPlonk, Missoula, MT.

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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. How big is your communications team and budget ?

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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.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – Getting Ready for 2019 Edition

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And 2019: Communications Trends You Need to Know. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT! January – June 2019: The Communications Director Mentoring Program Six-month mentorship with Kivi Leroux Miller. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Check out Sandy Rees’ 10 Tips for Rocking Your Next Nonprofit Speaking Gig. Classy shares 4 Steps to Better Nonprofit Infographics. Julia Claire Campbell walks you though How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit. Nonprofit Training.

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Nonprofit Communications Trends 2015 communications marketing nonprofit trends It’s here!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Highlight what you do to a new audience on Instagram by taking the Nonprofit Baton. Nonprofit Training. October 20: Nonprofit Q&A Panel: Branding and Graphic Design. October 25: The Happy Healthy Marketer: Self-Care for Nonprofit Marketers (FREE!).

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Try these 33 Things Nonprofit Boards Can Discuss (When No Strategic Plan Is In Place) from Jay Love at Bloomerang. In other (not very surprising) board news, Nonprofit Boards Don’t Resemble Rest of America. Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #GivingTuesday Edition – October 19, 2018

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Bloomerang shares 3 Tips to Help Your Nonprofit Get Ready for #GivingTuesday. John Haydon breaks down the strategy involved in Giving Tuesday Done Right – A KISS Plan for Small Nonprofits. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Hello, awesome nonprofit communicators out there! Kivi’s latest book CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. Nonprofit Training. Asheville, NC.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Find out Why Your Nonprofit Should Retweet Its Own Tweets – and How to Do It. TalentDesk gives us the 2018 Best Nonprofits to Work For using data from Glassdoor on salary and employee satisfaction and Charity Navigator’s organization accountability ratings. The Bombay Club.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 4, 2019

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Beth Kanter gives us 3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience. Happy New Year! Let’s kick off the end of the first week of 2019 with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. ENDS TONIGHT!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Beth Kanter talks about Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy? And if you apply for grants, you’ll appreciate the Answers on Grant Proposals if Nonprofits Were Brutally Honest with Funders from Vu Le. Nonprofit Training.

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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 ! Read Kivi’s post from last week, The Delinquents and Fusterclucks of Nonprofit Marketing , to see what we are working on to help you out with these situations.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Sarah Durham answers the question How Can Nonprofits Use Photography Well? on The Smart Communications Podcast. Bob Albrecht talks about Algorithms: Put the Social Back in Nonprofit Social Media for the Nonprofit Times. Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 7, 2018

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This week I have social media inspiration, nonprofit blogs to read, email ROI, and ELMO. Now it’s time for Mixed Links… We’re closing our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey TODAY. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsSpringHouse.

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Kivi is presenting it for PRSA’s Nonprofit Section on March 29 and you can attend free, even if you aren’t a member. Find out how to Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling. Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsThe Hound.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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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. Beth Kanter asks Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 9, 2018

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Linda Lombardi shares 6 Communication Tips for a Stronger Year-End. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You. December 4 & 6: Creating an Awesome 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report. January – June 2019: The Communications Director Mentoring Program. Cosmos.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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If you’re an ED or want your ED to be a voice on social media, learn How Nonprofit CEOs Can Leverage Twitter and Instagram. Nonprofit Training. Mar 22: Inclusive Conversations: How to Talk to Your Boss (or Co-Workers) about Offensive Communications with Antionette Kerr.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 12, 2018

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M+R put together Frequent Advocacy Questions: What nonprofits need to know about advocacy during election season. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You. October 17 & 18: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work, Parts 1 and 2.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 14, 2018

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You may need these 7 Tips for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy from the Nonprofit Hub. While I hope you don’t ever need this, you should train your staff how to manage and respond to online harassment with A Nonprofit’s Quick Guide For Managing Online Harassment.

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. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsCosmos. Orange Beach, AL Happy Friday, friends!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Kyle McClure talks about Letting Your Nonprofit Vision Statement Guide Management. Beth Kanter hosts Firespring CEO, Jay Wilkinson, for Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default? Nonprofit Training. Nonprofit CommunicationsThe Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA.

How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

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At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we are all about helping communications directors do the best job possible for their organizations and to do the work with purpose, enthusiasm, and integrity. As nonprofit communicators, we cannot ignore the tumultuous political times we live in.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

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Find out How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube. Registration is $129 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register January 24: Five Easy Steps to Launch Your Nonprofit’s Podcast Learn how you can use podcasts to increase engagement and spread your organization’s message.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Al Rosenberg

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Al Rosenberg Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro by filling out the form below.

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. EveryAction has created a Nonprofit Donor Persona Template you can download.

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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.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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This isn’t shocking news, but Leadership Stability, Organizational Flexibility Fundamental To The 2018 Top Nonprofits To Work For. Nonprofit Tech for Good provides 22 Must-Read Research Reports for the Nonprofit Sector. Ward 8 – Boston, MA.

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Setting Boundaries: Tips for Nonprofit Communications Staff

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On this afternoon’s #NPCOMM Chat Live on Facebook , I talked about how nonprofit communications staff need to set boundaries. For communications staff, expectations around timing and frequency are also big sources of conflict.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 16, 2018

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It’s time for Mixed Links… Let us know what’s really happening in the world of nonprofit communications by taking our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Find out Why Video is Your Nonprofit’s Secret Marketing Weapon.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nick Houser

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Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Day in the Life Nonprofit CommunicationsNick Houser.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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In honor or another week well done, let’s share some Mixed Links… Marlene Oliveira gives some tips for nonprofit communicators on how to create quality content consistently. Nonprofit Training.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 7, 2018

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And John Haydon focuses on Instagram with How to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories (With 5 Nonprofit Examples). Here’s a breakdown of the new YouTube Giving Tools: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You. Zambra. Asheville, NC.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Brenda Bennett

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Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Brenda Bennett is the VP of marketing and communications for NewView Oklahoma and has held executive management positions in the media industry for more than 25 years.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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The New Influencer tries to answer the question – For Nonprofits, Do Happy Faces Or Sad Faces Raise More Money? Jennifer Jones Ingram tells you Why Email Deliverability is the Most Important Metric for Nonprofit. Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 14, 2018

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Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You. Find out how your nonprofit can turn your executive director — and other experts — into media rock stars. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsHappy Friday!