Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Laura Nash
Jun29

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Laura Nash

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words.   (Be sure to check out the 2:00 pm time slot for a great tip!) We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Laura Nash is the Communications Coordinator at Northwest Health Foundation, a foundation that...

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3 ‘Sounds-Like’ Word Fails that Kill Your Content
Jun25

3 ‘Sounds-Like’ Word Fails that Kill Your Content

You labor long and hard to get your marketing content right. We all do. That’s why it’s so dismaying when I see errors like these in campaigns and updates from organizations like yours. It’s not from want of trying! But the English language is tricky, with many words sounding alike. Errors like these three most-frequently-seen ones are easy to make. But they’ll tarnish your impact and reputation (especially if...

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How Boundaries Can Motivate You
Jun24

How Boundaries Can Motivate You

When something is overwhelming, like, let’s say, your job as a nonprofit communicator, it’s very hard to feel like you are getting anything done or making any progress at all, no matter how dedicated you are. We get overwhelmed, and motivation dissolves, in many aspects of our lives. For example, this summer, my husband has been pleasantly surprised by just how much work I am doing in the garden. I’ve always liked...

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#NPCommPix is back starting July 1!
Jun23

#NPCommPix is back starting July 1!

We’ll be kicking off the fourth edition of the #NPCommPix photo-a-day challenge for nonprofit communications pros on July 1, and I hope you’ll join in the fun. Dawn Crawford at BC/DC Ideas and I host the challenge, but we are very excited to welcome our first guest co-host, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network this time! All you have to do is take a look at the daily prompt, and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Jun19

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Welcome to our weekly round up of the good stuff on the net. Let’s dive right into another round of Mixed Links… Care2 has a new white paper you might be interested in – Acquiring & Converting Supporters Online. Looking to engage new donors instantly? Download Classy’s Comprehensive Guide to Nonprofit Welcome Emails. We agree that nonprofits should acknowledge all donations. See Why Small Donations Should...

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A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post
Jun18

A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post

Want to get donors all jazzed up before an online fundraising campaign? Try the “wins” blog post, a numbered summary of the good your donors made possible in the recent past. I’ve tried this tactic with three clients over the past 18 months, each with excellent results. Take a look. American Heart Association For AHA’s year-end online fundraising campaign, we began with a Thanksgiving email thanking donors for their support and...

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