Coming Soon: The CALM not BUSY Book Club
Nov16

Coming Soon: The CALM not BUSY Book Club

In just a couple of weeks, my new book, CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results will be released. What’s equally exciting to me personally is that it will be the first title released by a new publishing company I am launching with my friend and business partner, Antionette Kerr. Bold and Bright Media will release CALM not BUSY as well as Modern Media Relations, a book co-authored by...

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What Will You Do Less of in 2018?
Nov14

What Will You Do Less of in 2018?

We’re asking that question in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. So far, here’s the word cloud of answers from nearly 300 communications pros. See the trend? “Reactive communications instead of proactive” “Random social media posts” “Busy work and meetings” “Fewer events” What about you? Get your experiences included in the report by taking the survey now....

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Are You Skipping Thanksgiving Too?
Nov13

Are You Skipping Thanksgiving Too?

How annoying is it that department stores skip over Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas? As soon as Halloween ends (and sometimes before), you see decorations for sale, toys being stocked, and Christmas music playing…poor Thanksgiving doesn’t stand a chance. I get it. After all, Christmas time is make-or-break for retailers and, boy, are they ready to get your money. But does your nonprofit have the same mentality? I...

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WEIGH IN, NONPROFITS: Do You LOVE or HATE Twitter’s New 280 Character Count?
Nov09

WEIGH IN, NONPROFITS: Do You LOVE or HATE Twitter’s New 280 Character Count?

I’ll be honest. My first reaction to Twitter doubling its character count – from 140 to 280 – made me all: via GIPHY I’m not alone: Twitter users herald new character limits with 280-character howls of despair  We all have 280 characters? Well, as Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit. The soul of wit is what brevity is. Brevity? Soul of wit? They’re the same thing. Like if you had brevity in one hand and...

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5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong
Nov07

5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong

Today I presented the first in a two-part webinar series on streamlining your communications workflow. We focused on five strategies for managing what happens to ideas, suggestions, and other potential assignments BEFORE they make it on to your to-do list. After talking about each strategy, I polled participants about how easy they thought it would be to implement. Let’s go from easiest to hardest. Using a Creative Brief We...

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Breaking Down November
Nov01

Breaking Down November

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: November 7 & 9: Streamlining Your Nonprofit’s Communications Workflow with Kivi Leroux Miller During this two-part webinar series, you’ll learn the methods you need to take charge of your work life! Registration is $99 for Part 1 | $199 for Parts 1 and 2 | Free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register  Coaching and...

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