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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How to Use Trello for Your Editorial Calendar [Video]
Jan27

How to Use Trello for Your Editorial Calendar [Video]

Here’s our third video in this week’s series on editorial calendars for nonprofits. See the earlier videos on using Excel and Google Calendars for editorial calendars and using Asana. If you prefer a project management tool that’s more visually oriented, you may like Trello. Let’s take a look at some ways you could use Trello for an editorial calendar. (Here’s the link if you can’t see the player.)...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Jan22

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Let’s stay warm this weekend with some Mixed Links… Today is the last day to get your Nonprofit Blog Carnival submission to Beth Kanter on “What are you doing to be happier and healthier in 2016?“  Bloomerang has introduced “Bloomerang Lite,” a free product for nonprofits with less than $100,000 revenue and 500 constituent records. Jeff Bullas shares 20 Killer Blogging Tools for Customizing Your Content. Megan...

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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?
Jan21

Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

We need to break down the barriers preventing fundraising and marketing staff from cooperating in order to get the best results. The advice to get rid of “silos” is nothing new. But we have some new data in the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that adds a few more good reasons why your nonprofit should consider this kind of reorganization. In 39% of nonprofits, you’ll find an integrated team, with marketing and...

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