What to Do with All Those Good Ideas
Mar23

What to Do with All Those Good Ideas

Communications is a creative and constantly changing field with many different options and choices. Communications team are usually understaffed. Too many ideas and not enough resources to implement them: It’s a perfect storm that can sink your communications strategy if you aren’t careful. Whether those good ideas come flowing in from program staff, board members, your visionary leaders, or your own mind, you need a...

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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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Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way
Jan10

Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way

Contributing Writer Antionette Kerr will be blogging this year for us on several topics, including cultural competency in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Working effectively cross-culturally is an especially important topic for people working in nonprofit communications. Many of your co-workers and community members will be looking to you for guidance when they have questions of their own. We want to help you feel more equipped...

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Use the Power of Pokémon Go for Good (and Have Some Fun)
Jul12

Use the Power of Pokémon Go for Good (and Have Some Fun)

This weekend my Facebook news feed was an extreme mixture of horrible news and people playing Pokémon Go. To say Pokémon Go has been a success is an understatement, as people from all ages, races, and backgrounds are coming together to run around town looking to capture and train Pokémon. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge some negative news associated with it – robberies, server overloads, and possible security...

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7 Tips for Building an Incredibly Useful Email Swipe File
Aug20

7 Tips for Building an Incredibly Useful Email Swipe File

A few weeks ago, the question of the week at Nonprofit Marketing Guide was “Where do you get your best writing ideas?” Your answers went from cleaning to riding in the car to making something with your hands. Me? I steal. And it’s great! Let me teach you how. It’s called a swipe file, a collection of proven or inspirational creative that copywriters and art directors keep as a ready reference of ideas for projects. This creative...

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Need Writing Ideas? Try These Prompts
Jul30

Need Writing Ideas? Try These Prompts

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. These prompts help you come up with ideas for articles, stories, press releases, blog posts, Facebook updates, letters, and other content. We send them a month ahead so you’ll have time to think about the ideas and incorporate them into your editorial calendar. The emails are usually...

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