Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography
Aug15

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text. With the proliferation of smartphones with good cameras, it’s easier than ever for everyone on staff, regardless of writing talents or interests, to contribute to your nonprofit’s communications...

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Launching Your Nonprofit on Instagram – Plan Carefully or Wing It?
Oct25

Launching Your Nonprofit on Instagram – Plan Carefully or Wing It?

If you’re totally new to the Instagram scene and are looking to gain quick momentum early on, one way of going about it is to tie your launch to an event or fundraiser. Boys’ Club of New York did just that with a soft launch leading up to its fall fundraiser, during which guests were asked to provide even more exposure for the page by using a specific hashtag. Starting a month out from the big day, BCNY’s Director of Communications,...

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Storybanking and Photobanking: Your Questions and Examples
May11

Storybanking and Photobanking: Your Questions and Examples

Our team is working on the creation of a new guide on nonprofit storybanking and photobanking. You get great stories and photos, but how do you organize them? How do you find what you need months later? How do you give the right people access? When does the content “expire” and should it be deleted? What about content curated from other sources – can that go in your bank? These are just a few of the questions that...

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More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story
Jan12

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

If you have been reading our blog the last year, you will probably recognize Peter Panepento. Peter is the principal at Panepento Strategies, a full-service content, digital, and social strategy firm for nonprofits and socially-minded companies. He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy as well.  We are excited to announce that he has officially joined our team of advisers along with Kerri Karvetski...

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November Photo Challenge for Nonprofit Communications Pros #NPCommPix
Oct27

November Photo Challenge for Nonprofit Communications Pros #NPCommPix

#NpCommPix is back in November!   We co-host this fun photo-a-day challenge with BC/DC Ideas and encourage anyone who works in nonprofit communications (nonprofit staff, volunteers, consultants, whoever!) to play along. We play mostly on Instagram and Twitter, but you can post wherever you’d like. Just let the word of the day inspire you, post a photo with a caption, and include the #NPCommPix hashtag. Search for the...

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50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now
Apr16

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Looking for some good examples of nonprofits on Instagram? Grab your phone and get inspired. ANIMAL RIGHTS Talia looks like she’s ready for her woolcut next month. That’s the real start of spring! A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT ASPCA https://instagram.com/aspca Best Friends Animal Society https://instagram.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety Catskill Animal...

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