GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series
Jun22

GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Congratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome? Nope! Welcome them – quickly, warmly, sincerely. The welcome email may be the single most important email you send. Welcome emails confirm permission and set expectations with the subscriber. Welcome emails are four times more likely to be opened, and five times more likely to get...

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My Five Rules for Repurposing Your Content #npcomm Style
May25

My Five Rules for Repurposing Your Content #npcomm Style

Repurposing your content is essential to your success. You don’t have enough time to create original content constantly, and your community needs to hear your messages and calls to action in clear and consistent ways over and over anyway.  Repurposing content makes sense, and it works! I like simple rules. So I created five of them to help guide your repurposing strategy. To make them even easier to remember, they are all...

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Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March
Feb27

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March

Haven’t quite filled in your content calendar for next month? Use these prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles. (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.) On the Calendar 3/2: Dr. Suess’s Birthday....

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DON’T MISS THIS: 70 Email Subject Line Ideas for Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Deadlines
Oct06

DON’T MISS THIS: 70 Email Subject Line Ideas for Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Deadlines

Want your supporters to pay more attention to deadlines? Use one of these email subject lines: a race to the finish across the finish line almost over are you in? are you missing out? can we count on you? can you make it by midnight can’t be short can’t wait coming up short days left deadline did you forget? did you miss this? don’t forget don’t miss ending soon ends today ends tonight falling short final call final chance final...

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Cut the Glut! Part II – Redundancies to Eliminate from Your Writing
Sep28

Cut the Glut! Part II – Redundancies to Eliminate from Your Writing

Last week, we talked about those wordy phrases you need to trim (and what to use instead). For example,  just say “enough” instead of “a sufficient amount of.” Today, we are going to cover redundant phrases. Here are the major infractions impeding your efforts to “cut the glut” followed by a list of other phrases you need to re-think. Don’t Restate the Obvious Your readers will know that squares are...

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Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)
Sep21

Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)

We’ve all read those mission statements or fundraising appeals that seem to have smart ideas, but when you take a closer look you realize they just have a lot of words. Shorter is nearly always better. Replace these wordy phrases with their concise alternatives. a majority of = most a sufficient amount of = enough according to our data = we find after the conclusion of = after along the lines of = like are in receipt of = have...

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