Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

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News Writing is one of the seven writing styles that all nonprofit communicators should master. In the world of nonprofit comms superlatives, news writing wins for the “Writing Style Used Most Often When It Shouldn’t Be.” ” Too often, nonprofits write about their issues, programs, and events in a straight news style when they would be better served by using storytelling , donor-centered copywriting , or lifestyle writing.

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Writing More Visual Microcontent

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Writing concisely has always been an important skill for nonprofit communicators, but email and social media have made it a necessity. You shouldn’t fight the character counts; use them to inspire better writing! For more resources on writing better microcontent, see: 6 Easy Ways to Punch Up Microcontent Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives) Cut the Glut!

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How to Write an Effective Nonprofit Mission Statement

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Writing a mission statement that summarizes your nonprofit tends to be easy, but writing one that effectively positions your nonprofit to appeal to donors can be tricky. These writing principles include: Consider Your Organization’s Goals. Write for Your Audience.

How to Write a Collaborative Communications Strategy

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I felt too intimidated by the blinking cursor on a blank white page to open a Word doc and start writing, so I started by pre-writing.

The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

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News Writing News writing is straightforward, factual writing found in press releases, reports, and blogs. Conversion Copywriting Conversion copywriting is persuasive writing that motivates immediate action, including clicking, donating, registering, etc. Lifestyle Writing Lifestyle writing is casual or informal yet engaging content that includes listicles and social media content. Nonprofit Writing

5 Questions to Answer Before Deciding to Write a Book

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And if you like to write, or if you tell good stories, you’ve probably been told, “You should write a book!” We’ll be talking about that and a whole lot more during our new webinar series that starts next week : Should You Write a Book? Your readers will want to talk to you about it long after you write it. If you don’t know, don’t write a book. 5: What are you NOT going to do in order to make time to write?

Writing a Donor Centered Website

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This training IS about how you write awesome landing and donation pages that get your visitors to give! You’ll learn everything you need to know about writing for your website AND get one-on-one feedback on your landing or donation pages from Tom Ahern. Online Marketing Writing for the Web You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. Many online gifts are impulse purchases.

Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster

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Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster. Writing articles isn’t easy, but these tools will help you make the process faster and easier Here’s a list of the most essential tools that you absolutely need to try out at least once.

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Training on Writing, Podcasts, and Community-Centric Fundraising Coming This Month

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April 1: The Seven Styles of Nonprofit Writing Master Class with Kivi Leroux Miller. Email Subscribers: I will send the Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter TOMORROW with prompts for May. Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide….

Write Better than Ever Before

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You can get it all with Jeff Brooks’ Turn Your Words into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing. You’ll learn and laugh as you gobble your way through this guide to writing good—then great—messages that spur the actions you need. Overwhelmed by a huge writing to-do list for right-now campaigns, the annual report, and probably some special projects thrown in just because we don’t have enough to do.

Writing a Donor-Centered Website [This Week]

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Join us this week for Writing a Donor-Centered Website with Tom Ahern. Writing a Donor-Centered Website. Fundraising Writing for the WebYou can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. This will be the only time this series is offered in 2016. Many online gifts are impulse purchases. So any number of things can detract a potential donor from completing the donation: What you say and how you say it.

9 Tips for Writing EPIC Email Subject Lines

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It’s often said that one should not judge a book solely by its cover. But hey, nobody said anything about emails! The fact is that people DO judge emails by their subject lines. According to a leading email management company, a ‘good’ open rate for marketing emails is between 15% to 25%.

Writing a Fabulous Case for Support

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Join us next Thursday and Friday for: Writing a Fabulous Case for Support. Why fear is such a powerful emotional trigger in case writing. The post Writing a Fabulous Case for Support appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Your case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it. It answers a donor’s first question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?”

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How You (and Your Staff) Can Write Better

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Writing is an essential skill for nonprofit communicators from communications directors on down. We have developed a brand new type of coaching program based on our webinar series The 7 Styles of Writing Every Nonprofit Communicator Should Master. During this program, you’ll get expert writing advice from Kivi Leroux Miller and your peers, while practicing your own coaching skills by giving writing feedback to others.

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March

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Use these prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles. (If If you are all set for content ideas in March, sign up for our Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter and you’ll receive April’s prompts later this week.). If you want ideas every month, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter.

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Nonprofit Writing Prompts for September

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and haven’t quite figured out your content calendar for next month, then use these prompts for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter : On the Calendar. If you want ideas every month, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter. If you have been on vacation ( and we really hope you have! )

Essay Writing Service Secrets

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The Truth About Essay Writing Service. Otherwise, you could always turn to compose my essay service or essay writing service to aid with your essay. There are a number of essay writing services that you can access free of charge. Writing an intriguing movie review isn’t an effortless victory, but the very best essay writing service can allow it to be straightforward for students. There are several essay writing services out there for students.

Writing Assignment: Who Is Your Enemy?

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Then start writing a story around your hero and your villain. The post Writing Assignment: Who Is Your Enemy? You’ve probably heard that you need to make your supporters the hero of your story. It’s really at the heart of creating supporter-centered communications – talk about how awesome your supporters are for helping as opposed to how awesome you are. But every hero needs a villain, right?

Need Writing Ideas? Try These Prompts

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At the start of each month, we send at least 10 writing prompts (usually more) to the subscribers of our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter. Source of the Month – other places to find writing inspiration. Monday, August 3rd, we will send the writing prompts for September to our 11,000+ subscribers. Just fill out the form below and you’ll be added to the Writing Prompts mailing list and will receive Monday’s email. (If

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Writing Paper Service Help!

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The One Thing to Do for Writing Paper Service. Take a peek and find out how best essay writing organizations execute exactly the occupation. You can find lots of writing content Since you could have noticed. essay writing. In addition, modifying providers are less expensive than customized sample writing. The Honest to Goodness Truth on Writing Paper Service. Top Writing Paper Service Secrets.

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Research Writing Samples Options

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Your producing samples desire to demonstrate you’ve got the writing skills to complete whatever is vital for that job that you’re looking for. You are able to write concerning such issues as-is, modify them, or simply rely on these to secure you within the appropriate state of mind to produce your topic. When you end your study records you are able to get started writing with confidence which you have all the bits you have to generate a fantastic essay.

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Nonprofit Writing Prompts for August

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But now you are less than two weeks away from August and have no idea what you are gonna write about. Here are some ideas for blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter : On the Calendar. Have a little fun and write a (bad) poem about your nonprofit. And If you want ideas every month, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter.

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How NOT to write a fundraising letter

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Writing fundraising letters is hard. I know writing fundraising letters is hard. And 100% how to not write a fundraising letter. Writing is hard. Write the first half. And, honestly, those are the letters you'll find more enjoyable to write.

Top Free Blog Title Generator Tools for Writing Better Headlines

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Top Free Blog Title Generator Tools for Writing Better Headlines. Start Writing Better Headlines with these Blog Title Generator Tools and improve your SEO, Social Media engagement and Email Open rates. You can first of all select if you want to write: Numbered list headlines.

Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan in 10 Steps

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Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan in 10 Steps. Take the time and write a Business Plan that covers your organisation’s essentials. The writing process will motivate you to do your research and potentially uncover new opportunities.

20 Tips to Energize Dull Nonprofit Writing

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Is your writing dry and boring? Eliminating jargon and overall wordiness is a great place to start, but here are 20 more ways that you can bring your writing back to life. Then go back and write. Make the reason you are writing crystal clear. Maybe what your writing really needs is a photo or a graphic. It’s hard to write well when you are stressed out or bored. A lot of nonprofit messaging is.

Write Your Way to Connection & Action

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Then learn and laugh as you gobble your way through Jeff Brooks’ new guide to writing great nonprofit content: How to Turn Your Words Into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing. Here are a few of Jeff’s more surprising steps to message magic: Your high school English teacher would HATE your most effective writing because it breaks almost every rule he taught you.

How to write email newsletters that people actually want to read

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How to write email newsletters that people actually want to read. Here’s how to write engaging emails that people will actually read. How to write a great newsletter . Let’s look at the elements that make up a newsletter and how to write one.

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5 Best Practices For Writing Emails to Major and Legacy Donor Prospects

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BONUS: WRITE A GREAT SUBJECT LINE. If you write a confusing or unclear subject line, they’ll delete your email right away. The post 5 Best Practices For Writing Emails to Major and Legacy Donor Prospects appeared first on MarketSmart. Be truthful, no tricks!

Hot Topics in September: Nonprofit Writing and Marketing Bequests

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September 10 & 12: Mastering the 7 Styles of Writing Every Nonprofit Communicator Should Know*. Coaching and Mentoring: “Mastering the Seven Writing Styles” Coaching Program. During this new 8-week intensive coaching program, you’ll get expert writing advice from Kivi Leroux Miller and your peers, while practicing your own coaching skills on giving writing feedback to others. If you sign up now you can attend the writing styles webinar series at no additional cost.

How to Write Captivating Stories Your Audience Will Love

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The issue is that many nonprofits are small and stretched thin, with no formal marketing department, let alone a trained copywriter on staff to write the stories. . So how can even a small nonprofit write captivating stories that your audience will love? . The post How to Write Captivating Stories Your Audience Will Love appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit. Information overload. Analysis paralysis. Noise. Clutter. .

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community

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Learn how to write appeal letters to major donors that raise money. The post How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community appeared first on MarketSmart | . Digital Marketing Direct Marketing Fundraising best practices for planned giving charitable giving cultivation for major gifts direct marketing tips email marketing tips for nonprofits major donor fundraising major gift fundraising major gift marketing Planned Giving writing letters for your supporter community

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Appeal Letter Writing 101

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Let’s get back to basics with a little appeal letter writing 101. Generally, the more people you involve in writing your letter, the worse it becomes. Fundraising Consultant Tom Ahern refers to this as letter writing by committee. Read on for more advice on writing a great appeal letter. Fundraising Letter: How To Write A Compelling Appeal (+ Examples). 8 Steps to Writing Successful Fundraising Letters. 8 Ways to Write a Better Fundraising Letter.

End Your Writer’s Block with my Nonprofit Writing Prompts

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Then, I also have to write articles for my weekly e-newsletter. Plus write another newsletter to my All-Access Pass Holders, not to mention updating Facebook and Twitter. I’ve been there, staring at the computer hoping inspiration — or a quick idea that I can write in under 15 minutes — will pop up somewhere. So I’ve come up with an idea to make it easier on you: my free monthly nonprofit writing prompts. I try to blog everyday.

Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing

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Even if you like to write like I do, it can still feel like it takes forever to produce something good. Below are five online writing tools we like and that were also recommended by friends. Is there a writing tool you use all the time? And let’s face it, time is not something you have a whole lot of. They’ll help you create great marketing copy, faster.

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What We’ve Got Cooking This October: A Writing Workshop, Better Thank You Notes, and Pumpkin Muffins

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Online Training: October 6: The Seven Styles of Nonprofit Writing MASTER CLASS with Kivi Leroux Miller. Email Subscribers: I will send the Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter tomorrow the 2nd with prompts for November. What?

Metaphorically Speaking - Improve Your Writing

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David Brooks @NY Times Just dashing in here to drop off a quick note on improving your writing. Whether short or long, email or grant report, making your writing more engaging is a worthwhile enterprise. david brooks metaphor Small nonprofit writing figuratively speakingTo improve your understanding and use of metaphor, check out this great lesson by the excellent NY Times columnist David Brooks: How Metaphors Make Meaning.

The Simply writing Essays Mask

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Writing Prompts for March

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Here are a few writing prompts to get you thinking creatively about March topics. If you were on our Nonprofit Writing Prompts email list, you would have received these a month ago. I’ll be sending out the writing prompts for April on March 3, so if you’d like to receive those, get on the mailing list now. Sign up for our free Nonprofit Writing Prompts.

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Op Ed Writing: Countering Your Opponent’s Argument

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Margot Friedman, principal of Dupont Circle Communications, conducts trainings on writing and placing opinion editorials. In opinion editorial writing, however, the conventional wisdom may not apply. Share your experiences in the space below or ask a different question about writing publishable op eds. Media Relations and Press Dupont Communications letters to the editor Margot Friedman media relations Nonprofit Communications Op ed op ed writing

The Best Essay Writing Website

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Finding Your Best Writing Ideas

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Your Writing Warm-Up Routine

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