Nonprofit Communicators, It’s Time to Level Up!
Jan12

Nonprofit Communicators, It’s Time to Level Up!

I recently contributed an article to the Communications Network’s biannual journal, Change Agent, called It’s Time to Level Up! In the article, I challenged foundations and other funders to skip the one-off communications projects and invest in building the expertise of nonprofit communications directors. That’s how we’ll level up the marketing maturity of the sector, in my opinion. We represent a young profession...

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Communications Staff Confidence is Up, But Satisfaction is Down
Jan11

Communications Staff Confidence is Up, But Satisfaction is Down

We’ll release the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report on Tuesday, January 17 and I’m so excited to share it! We’ve uncovered some really interesting trends that I think will go a long way in continuing to build the effectiveness of communications teams. But for today, here’s a little data niblet to hold you over until next week:  The level of confidence that nonprofit communications staff have in their...

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Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way
Jan10

Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way

Contributing Writer Antionette Kerr will be blogging this year for us on several topics, including cultural competency in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Working effectively cross-culturally is an especially important topic for people working in nonprofit communications. Many of your co-workers and community members will be looking to you for guidance when they have questions of their own. We want to help you feel more equipped...

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report
Jan05

Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

We totally revamped the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year, and it’s almost time for us to share the results in the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Find out if 2016 was a good year for nonprofit communications and whether or not 2017 will be better. Request your copy now. New questions included: What hindered and what helped your communications work in 2016? Where would you place your organization...

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The Year of the Awesome
Jan04

The Year of the Awesome

OK technically it’s the Year of the Rooster, but for nonprofit communicators like you, 2017 could very well be THE YEAR OF THE AWESOME! Awesome email campaigns Awesome newsletters Awesome annual reports Awesome thank you letters Awesome engagement Awesome friends and support You can have your very own YEAR OF THE AWESOME in 2017 with our Annual All-Access Pass. We are in the final days of our Annual All-Access Pass Sale, so...

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3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits
Jan03

3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

I apologize for the headline (and the macarons). I had to get you here and I knew “New Year’s Resolutions,” and sweets, might work. But here’s the thing – I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think if you want to make a change, now is as good a time as any. Still, the start of a New Year is a time to rethink things, take a look at the big picture, and start something good. Here are a few suggestions for starting...

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