Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nick Houser

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Nick Houser has eight years’…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 14, 2018

Happy Friday! Once again, I have scoured the web, only occasionally being distracted by cute puppies and Buzzfeed quizzes, to bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… First things first, I hope everyone is safe and if you are interested,…

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Avoiding Dealing with GDPR? Here Are Some Easy Reads to Get Started

U.S. nonprofits might think they don’t have to worry about spam and privacy legislation elsewhere, but that’s not true. The reality is that if you are communicating online (and who isn’t?) you should really stay abreast of how the rules in other countries, like Canada and the European Union, are changing best practices everywhere. It may…

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BEYOND CUTE: Why Nonprofits Should Try Emoji In Their Digital Marketing

Emoji! These little symbols are exploding in number and placement in our digital lives. Wired called them “the first language born of the digital world.” In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries named emoji as its “Word” of the Year, when they moved beyond millennial messaging and exploded into the global mainstream. Today, emoji have made their way into…

Expert Advice about Online Newsrooms, Part 1: Great Content

Throughout my years as a reporter with stressful deadlines, I’ve learned to appreciate companies with good online newsrooms on their websites. So I wasn’t surprised to find when we began conducting interviews with journalists for our Modern Media Relations book that vibrant online press rooms are more likely to make you a media darling and…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 7, 2018

Good afternoon (or good morning or evening depending on where you are)! I have gathered the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising just for you. We’ll look at storytelling on social media, how to get an op-ed published, and even get into a little psychology. It’s time for…

Hot Topics for September: Media Relations, Healthy Email Engagement, and Bequests Marketing

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: September 5*: Yes! You Can Become a Media Darling Learn how to get the media attention you deserve for your work. Registration is $20 or Free with an All-Access Pass *This webinar was rescheduled from August 30th Learn More and Register September 6: Marketing Bequests: Asking…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 31, 2018

Can you believe tomorrow is September?!? If only the weather knew that. No matter the heat, I have gathered the hottest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising just for you. Today, we’re getting into new ad rules on Twitter and Facebook, SEO and more. It’s time for Mixed Links……

Create a Communications Request Form to Make Life Easier

Last month Kivi did a webinar called “Simple Rules” for Communications Directors: How to Create Easy Routines, Speed Up Your Work, and Get More Done, Painlessly. We asked if anyone had any examples of how they make their work easier and Carly Matthew at The Crisis Center in Iowa City, Iowa had a great one! She developed a Google…