5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers
Jul27

5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

How often have you banged your head against the wall because you just can’t squeeze any more from your existing team and budget? When you know what you could do, if…… There IS a way to move past this seemingly insurmountable barrier, and that’s enlisting your colleagues (start with staff, then expand to your board members, donors, volunteers, and program participants) as effective messengers. Bingo—expand reach...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Jul22

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

I hope everyone is having a good week. Let’s wind down with some Mixed Links… Here’s The Formula for Writing a Winning Advocacy Call to Action. Andrew Littlefield breaks down The Fundraising and Marketing Rift, and How To Fix It. You only have a few days left to submit your post for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. July’s theme is shaking up the nonprofit sector. John Haydon knows The Most Obvious...

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How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)
Jul20

How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space.  Where are the strategies in sync? Where do they diverge? What can you learn from it?  We are calling it The Showdown, and we will often declare “winners,” but that part is really just for fun.  I’ve asked our new contributing writer, Antionette Kerr, to help me referee some of...

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Ask Kivi Anything [This Week]
Jul19

Ask Kivi Anything [This Week]

Join Kivi and your fellow All-Access Pass Holders for a 60-minute open Q & A discussion this Thursday, July 21st from 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern (10:00-11:00 am Pacific). You can ask Kivi anything, and she’ll do her best answer. But we also hope everyone will pitch in to share their own experiences and ideas too. This is an All-Access Pass Exclusive Event so you must have a current All-Access Pass to participate. Monthly Passes are $99...

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Nonprofit Writing Prompts for August
Jul18

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for August

So we’re into the lazy, hazy days of summer, and maybe you haven’t been keeping up with your editorial calendar as much as you should have been. You’ve been on vacation. It’s hot outside. It’s perfectly normal for things to slide a bit this time of year. But now you are less than two weeks away from August and have no idea what you are gonna write about. Well, we have you covered! Here are some ideas for...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Jul15

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Join me for some Mixed Links… Share your nonprofit communications success story with Big Duck and us in this survey. Here’s What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools. Joan Garry shows you How to Select First Rate Board Members. Looking to remove the word “very” from your writing? Print out these 128 Words to Use Instead. What’s more important than great writing when it comes...

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