Nonprofit Annual Reports – Advice for You Regardless of Your Experience
Aug14

Nonprofit Annual Reports – Advice for You Regardless of Your Experience

Whether this is your first time creating a nonprofit annual report or you’ve been putting out annual reports for years, we have you covered. Earlier this summer we started rolling out a new way to organize the tips and advice we give you on our website. While we’ve organized the site by topic for some time (under the “What are you working on?” section of the homepage), we will now further break down that advice...

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Nonprofit Email Newsletter Design from Walden School [Before and After]
Aug13

Nonprofit Email Newsletter Design from Walden School [Before and After]

Sarah Lougheed-Gill is the director of admissions & communications at Walden School, a progressive independent school for grades pre-kindergarten – sixth in Pasadena, California. Sarah recently went through our communications director mentoring program and shared the changes her school made to their email newsletter as well as the feedback she got from the parents at her school. We thought it was a great story, and Sarah...

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Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now
Aug12

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. As part of that process, we are looking at their editorial calendar for their year-end fundraising campaign, which will include direct mail, email, and social media. Before they can develop that plan, however, they have several strategic decisions to make, and this is the time of year to be making them. If you want to...

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Maria Sadowski
Aug11

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Maria Sadowski

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. Maria Sadowski is fortunate to have spent her career helping environmental nonprofits tell their story. She’s worked for IUCN, the Chicago Zoological Society, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, and is currently with the Natural Resources Foundation...

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Aug08

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Help! Have you read an article you think would be great for Mixed Links? Let me know! Just tweet the link using #MixedLinks (and if you have room mention @kristinaleroux), then I will take a look. And give you full credit for the find, of course. ~Kristina -A few weeks ago, we told you about our friend Erica Mills’ mission statement makeovers. Now, she’s flipping that on its head and hosting the WORST Nonprofit Mission...

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New Site for Freelancers and Consultants: GetNonprofitClients.com
Aug07

New Site for Freelancers and Consultants: GetNonprofitClients.com

Freelancers and consultants who specialize in serving nonprofit clients are a small part of our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community, but one that I enjoy working with. I get lots of calls and emails from writers, designers, and consultants who want to learn how they can make their businesses work serving the nonprofit sector. (I also get tons of pitches from annoying app developers who think they have invented the most fabulous tool...

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