Podcasts for Nonprofit Communications Directors
May25

Podcasts for Nonprofit Communications Directors

Is podcasting making a big comeback? It seems like every year, I read an article saying Yes. Despite all the interest in more visual content, there’s something very compelling about rich audio content that doesn’t require you to stare directly at it or to hold it in your hands. Pop in some earbuds or use a Bluetooth speaker and multi-task away. As an Android user, I’m also excited about new apps that make...

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Straight Talk on the Give Local Crash from a Nonprofit Tech CEO #GiveDayLessons
May24

Straight Talk on the Give Local Crash from a Nonprofit Tech CEO #GiveDayLessons

I’ve encouraged an open conversation about the long-term impact of this year’s Give Local America Day fiasco, including inviting guest commentary. Jay Love, CEO of Bloomerang, took me up on the offer with today’s post. ~Kivi Online days of giving like Giving Tuesday, Brackets for Good, and Give Local America  have become wonderful fundraising tools for nonprofits of every shape and size. For some small charities...

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Interns or Apprentices?
May18

Interns or Apprentices?

I’m thinking about hiring interns or apprentices here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide to help with some evolving ideas. But I’m not sure which, or what it would look like exactly, so I would love some feedback. For a variety of reasons, I don’t want another regular employee, at least right now. Nor do I want to put someone on contract for the work I have in mind because I am not clear enough in my own head about exactly...

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The High Cost of Communications Chaos #CALMnotBUSY
May17

The High Cost of Communications Chaos #CALMnotBUSY

Many nonprofit communications directors feel like they work in a constant state of chaos. You likely feel overwhelmed and understaffed. Odds are you don’t have enough time to think or plan, so you just do, do, do. And the to-dos don’t stop coming. Your desk is the dumping ground for every good idea in the organization without an obvious home. Plus you might work with people who don’t really understand best practices...

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Storybanking and Photobanking: Your Questions and Examples
May11

Storybanking and Photobanking: Your Questions and Examples

Our team is working on the creation of a new guide on nonprofit storybanking and photobanking. You get great stories and photos, but how do you organize them? How do you find what you need months later? How do you give the right people access? When does the content “expire” and should it be deleted? What about content curated from other sources – can that go in your bank? These are just a few of the questions that...

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