Will You Be the Next to Apologize?
Apr18

Will You Be the Next to Apologize?

Nonprofit Communications Is Changing. But Are You Changing With It? Yes, nonprofits are supposed to help the world, but that doesn’t make them immune from making huge mistakes and hurting people. Read the recent headlines: “National Geographic Apologizes for Past Racist Coverage,” “Nonprofit Leader Involved in Sexual Harassment Scandal,” etc, etc. Language and behaviors that were once considered perfectly...

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications
Mar21

How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications

If you missed it, Antionette Kerr’s blog post from last week talked about “crunchy” conversations – those discussions when someone says something offensive and your body immediately reacts negatively. Whether it’s a straight-up racist uncle at Thanksgiving or a well-meaning, but clueless, co-worker, we’ve all felt the “crunch” at one time or another. Or maybe we’ve been the...

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How to Create Your Professional Development Plan
Mar05

How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Forge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan We know you don’t always have the budget for training. That’s why every few months we offer a deeply discounted webinar. Join us this Thursday for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY webinar: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan 60-minute webinar with Kivi Leroux Miller Thursday, March 8th at 1:00 P.M. Eastern (10:00...

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Writing a Fabulous Case for Support
Feb21

Writing a Fabulous Case for Support

Your case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it. It answers a donor’s first question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?” With an irresistible case for support, you’ll quickly win donor support for your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, or other bright ideas. If you aren’t getting the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Editorial Calendars in 2018
Jan31

Everything You Need to Know About Editorial Calendars in 2018

Are you sick of us talking about editorial calendars yet? Well, I hope not because editorial planning is a BIG key to effective nonprofit communications: Nonprofits with effective communications are three times as likely to use an editorial calendar as those who say their communications are ineffective (2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report). Kivi ran down some basics of using editorial calendars in yesterday’s post if you...

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Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays
Dec21

Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays

2018 is shaping up to be a challenging year for nonprofits. But we’re facing it head on with some great new webinars on tap for next year including a series on inclusive messaging and more advanced strategy-based presentations that help you better make decisions on the fly. (New to nonprofit communications? We got you covered there too with a webinar designed specifically for newbies!) And with our 2018 All-Access Pass, you...

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