The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom
Feb04

The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

When nonprofit communicators think about media relations, they often focus on proactively pitching stories and reaching out to reporters and editors. But effective media relations isn’t just about pushing our story ideas on unsuspecting reporters. It’s also about being ready and responsive when a reporter or editor is already pursuing a story. Being responsive isn’t just about being quick to answer a phone call or an...

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Feeling the Love for Twitter
Feb03

Feeling the Love for Twitter

Twitter. The second fiddle. Always the bridesmaid. The step-child. Pick whatever metaphor you like, but Twitter is always coming in as the runner-up to big bad Facebook. But guess who’s there for Twitter, wanting to take it to the prom and even maybe marry it someday? Nonprofit communications directors! In our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we found that communications directors have a much stronger preference for...

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The Four Types of Productivity Styles
Feb02

The Four Types of Productivity Styles

Next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Carson Tate, author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. Take the Productivity Style Assessment now to find your match then come back and read this post to...

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Where I am Speaking February – April: Come Say Hi!
Feb01

Where I am Speaking February – April: Come Say Hi!

I love getting to meet our blog readers in person, so if you will be attending any of these events, please find me and say Hello! I’m usually around for awhile both before and after I speak. February 12-13, Tampa, FL, UST Annual Meeting (private).  I’ll be leading some discussions on marketing campaigns and how to repurpose and leverage content. February 23, Orlando, FL, SeriousFun Children’s Network Annual...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Jan29

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s wrap things up for the week with some Mixed Links… Erica Mills lets us know how much words for nonprofits matter in Great Mission. Bad Statement. Wild Apricot asked what nonprofits do in a year and compiled their answers in The Ultimate Nonprofit Calendar. Big Duck has released its 2016 edition of Words to Avoid. The Chronicle of Philanthropy makes a bold statement in Charity Navigator Must...

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New Report Sheds Light on How NGOs WorldWide Use Technology
Jan28

New Report Sheds Light on How NGOs WorldWide Use Technology

Not too shabby, North America. A new research project by the Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good surveyed over 2,700 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to gain a better understanding of how NGOs used technology to communicate and engage supporters and donors. According to the report, North American NGOs are ahead, albeit sometimes just slightly, of global benchmarks in almost every measure, from having a...

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