Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Mar25

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

For all of us stuck at work while all the cool kids are at #16NTC, here are your Mixed Links… Nancy Schwartz shows you how to Write Better than Ever Before. No Paid Fundraising Staff? Assign a “Fundraising Leader” and Raise More Money, says Lori Jacobwith. Rachel Muir guest blogs for Network for Good and gives us Best Practices in Donor Thank Yous. Best practices seem to change all the time, but here are 3 Core Twitter...

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4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off
Mar24

4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Want to get your supporters pumped? Try a “Share Your Story” page on your website. A “Share Your Story” page gives you an ongoing (or short term) opportunity to collect inspirational stories that support your mission, move decision makers toward change, and motivate donors to give to your cause. “Share Your Story” shows supporters that they matter,  that you are listening, and that change, hope, and help are...

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Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart
Mar23

Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart

I recently shared some advice in a Chronicle of Philanthropy article on Tools to Schedule and Plan Your Social Media Outreach. Using Facebook and Twitter alone, without an additional management tool, isn’t the smartest approach to your social media. Sure, you can do it that way, directly using only the apps or the .com sites, but you’ll be much more effective if you use other software with them. I’m talking about...

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Where I’ll Be at #16NTC – and How to Get Presentations from Home
Mar22

Where I’ll Be at #16NTC – and How to Get Presentations from Home

Hello from the clear skies 30,000 feet somewhere above Mississippi! I’m on my way to San Jose, CA today for the Nonprofit Technology Conference.  It’s my favorite national conference for nonprofit communicators. Even if you can’t attend in person, you can still gain a ton from this conference. Each session includes “collaborative notes” which are Google Docs where attendees add insights from the sessions...

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amy Miller
Mar21

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amy Miller

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. We want to hear from you too! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. ~Kristina Amy Miller is the Marketing Manager at Vinland Center, a behavioral healthcare provider that specializes in treating adults with cognitive...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Mar18

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

I hope you are having as beautiful a Friday as I am! Let’s dive into some Mixed Links… Jeff Brooks answers the question, Is it Ethical to Appeal to Your Donors’ Emotions? Social Media Examiner has tips on using Hootsuite in How to Manage Multiple Social Media Profiles. Are you on Instagram? They announced a big change to their feed. See What Instagram’s New Algorithm Could Mean for Agencies and Brands for more...

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