A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Beth Ritter Ruback
Apr14

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Beth Ritter Ruback

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. Beth Ritter Ruback serves as Communications & Development Director for The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa, whose programs range from immediate emotional support (specializing in suicide prevention and intervention) to emergency food to crisis financial assistance. The...

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The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study – Good News and Bad News #2014bench
Apr11

The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study – Good News and Bad News #2014bench

M+R and NTEN released The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study earlier this week. In its eighth year, the study analyzes the data that matters most to nonprofit online programs. Its goal is to set benchmarks that help nonprofits measure their online performance, track progress, and guide strategy to help create more effective fundraising and advocacy. The report is based on the study of 53 of the country’s leading (and large) nonprofits...

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Nonprofit Annual Report in an Infographic [Real-World Example]
Apr10

Nonprofit Annual Report in an Infographic [Real-World Example]

Annual reports don’t have to be long, boring documents with pages and pages of financial statements that no one wants to read (even if they did understand all the accounting jargon!). Your annual report should be a celebration of what your donors have helped you do. I have been pushing alternative formats for annual reports for years now, and am always excited when nonprofits share how they have mixed things up! ~Kivi Guest Post...

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Embracing Your Community’s Voice: The Art of Incorporating Your Community as Co-Producers of Content
Apr09

Embracing Your Community’s Voice: The Art of Incorporating Your Community as Co-Producers of Content

Last week Diane Greenhalgh shared some tips on how to get your staff involved in creating content for you. Today she shares how to get your community of clients or supporters to help. ~Kivi Guest Post by Diane Greenhalgh of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association While there are certainly tactics for including constituent produced content in your editorial lineup, which I share below, you must first take a look at how you think about...

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Predicting Nonprofit Marketing Trends – Do We Agree?

Last week, I presented the lunch keynote at the AMA’s Cause Camp in Lincoln, NE.  Participants held up a colored index card to indicate their answer to each question posed in the deck. You can play along too.  Whenever you see the “Yes, No, Maybe” choices across the bottom of the slide, pick your answer before you click to the next slide to see mine. Agree or disagree with me? Let’s talk about it in the...

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A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Betsy Dorsett
Apr07

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Betsy Dorsett

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. Betsy Dorsett, MA, works as the Manager of Communications and Interactive Media at the American Society on Aging (ASA), a national nonprofit association whose membership is made up of professionals who work with older adults. She loves that her job allows her to make connections with...

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