6 Steps to Building an Engaged Staff Writing Team
Apr02

6 Steps to Building an Engaged Staff Writing Team

I have talked before about how your entire staff should be part of your marketing team no matter their job description. Diane Greenhalgh, director of web services of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, was featured in my book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits, and recently appeared as a panelist for one of our book club discussion webinars. She shares how she was able to get more people at her organization involved with creating...

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Procrastination: Three Easy Outs When It Happens
Feb20

Procrastination: Three Easy Outs When It Happens

So, I procrastinated on figuring out what I wanted to blog about today. Then Beth Kanter posted about methods of procrastination and how to stop.  It’s a great post – check it out. On the “Field Guide to Procrastination,” I am definitely the List Maker, the Sidetracker, and the Snacker (well, the Another Cup of Tea Maker). On Beth’s list of five ways to avoid this fate, I use a hybrid of pomodoro, time...

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6 Tricks to Make Your Content Skimmable
Nov14

6 Tricks to Make Your Content Skimmable

We’ve talked before about how people don’t really read all of your content. Laurel Dykema is back with some tips on how to get your point across even to busy readers. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India “AVALANCHE!” Twitter-ers are tweeting. Facebook-ers are posting. Pinterest-ers are pinning. Instagram-ers are picture-taking. More micro content on the internet is piling up each day! So, what’s a great...

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Which Blogs Should I Be Reading?
Jul09

Which Blogs Should I Be Reading?

I find summer to be a great time to do some reading catch-up and housekeeping: I get to most of the fiction I’ve been missing out on during my beach vacation, and I also take a good look at the blogs I follow. Can you help me figure out what good stuff I’m missing? There’s something in it for you:  We’ll provide even better and more diverse content in our Mixed Links posts! Here are the major bloggers that we...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Jun21

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Happy Friday! Let’s have some Mixed Links… Lori Halley at Wild Apricot blog is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and this month’s theme is data for good. Submissions are due this Tuesday, June 25th. Facebook added a hashtag feature last week, so you know John Haydon has some ways nonprofits can use hashtags for their benefit. And in case you didn’t hear, Instagram is allowing short video now similar...

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Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?
Jun13

Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

As content creators, we all know how hard it is trying to come up with fresh ideas that will be interesting to your readers. Inspiration can be hard to come by some days, but that’s where our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts come in. Every month we send out a free e-newsletter designed specifically to help you come up with ideas for your newsletter articles, blog posts and social network updates.  We include at least 10 prompts to...

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