Is Blogging Dead?
Aug09

Is Blogging Dead?

I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I first heard the news. BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. “No! This can’t be!” I thought to myself while staring at my computer screen sipping my cup of chai tea. But like any good story, this one has a twist. (Cue the dun dun dun music) Where did I read this insipid bit of news? It was on a blog, of course. And just about every other thing you read about...

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A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post
Jun18

A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post

Want to get donors all jazzed up before an online fundraising campaign? Try the “wins” blog post, a numbered summary of the good your donors made possible in the recent past. I’ve tried this tactic with three clients over the past 18 months, each with excellent results. Take a look. American Heart Association For AHA’s year-end online fundraising campaign, we began with a Thanksgiving email thanking donors for their support and...

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Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014
Dec17

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Here are the top ten blog posts we published so far this year, according to unique page views in Google Analytics. Spoiler Alert: You love “how we did it” guest posts from other nonprofit communicators, especially when they are talking about their annual reports, and Kerri’s social media tips.  We’re so glad you agree with us that our guest bloggers provide great resources! 10.  Kick-Start Yourself with a...

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators
Nov14

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Is it chilly where you are? It is here! Let’s wrap up  the week with some warm Mixed Links… Thanks to the almost 800 nonprofit professionals who have already taken our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey! If you haven’t taken it yet, please take a few minutes to share your predictions for 2015. Survey takers will be invited to an exclusive Trends Preview Webinar on December 11th (full details are in...

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Writer’s Block Giving You Nightmares? Fight Back With Our Monthly Prompts
Oct28

Writer’s Block Giving You Nightmares? Fight Back With Our Monthly Prompts

We blog everyday. Then, we also have to write articles for our weekly e-newsletter. Plus write another newsletter to our All-Access Pass Holders, not to mention updating Facebook and Twitter. Then there is creating new content for webinars and e-books. I’m not going to lie – it’s tough sometimes to come up with ideas. I’ve been there, staring at the computer hoping inspiration — or a quick idea that I can...

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Breaking My Bad Habits: From College To Nonprofit Writer
Aug26

Breaking My Bad Habits: From College To Nonprofit Writer

Would your nonprofit communications make your English Lit professor cringe? Good! You’re probably on the right track. Today, Laurel Dykema shares some habits she had to change once she started writing for the real world. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India Confession: I had a lot of bad habits when I started in nonprofit writing. And most of them came from writing college papers! When I started as an intern at...

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