Unhappy at Your Communications Job? Slip This to Your ED
Mar29

Unhappy at Your Communications Job? Slip This to Your ED

Last week, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an op-ed I wrote called Why Your Communications Directors is Unhappy and What to Do About It  (Subscription required, unfortunately.)  In the piece, I talk about the frustrations communications directors share with us every day via our training and mentoring programs, as well as data from the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report on job satisfaction among nonprofit...

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What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? [FREE WEBINAR]
Jan19

What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? [FREE WEBINAR]

One of my favorite books from last year? Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate. I am so excited about this book because it makes so much sense. Whether or not any particular productivity tip will work for you or not depends on your personal productivity style. If you’ve been frustrated (as I have!) by productivity advice that feels so wrong and frankly ridiculous, well, you...

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The Perfect Employer for a Nonprofit Communications Director
Jan11

The Perfect Employer for a Nonprofit Communications Director

Is there such a thing as the perfect job? Maybe, maybe not. We hear about some good situations and some bad ones in our Day in the Life series. We also learned a few things in our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report too. Does size matter? Communications directors at nonprofits with budgets of $5-10 million are most likely to say they feel very capable in their jobs, that they are passionate about the work, and that they plan...

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The Survey Results That Are Warming My Heart
Nov19

The Survey Results That Are Warming My Heart

As you know, our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is open, and will be through November 30. (Take it now). Even though we’ll collect data for another 10 days, I can’t help but take little peeks into the early results. Here are two stats that I find encouraging: Almost half of nonprofit communications staff say this is their chosen profession and they plan to stay in the field of nonprofit communications. and...

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The Delinquents and Fusterclucks of Nonprofit Marketing
Oct29

The Delinquents and Fusterclucks of Nonprofit Marketing

I’ve been talking to many of my nonprofit marketing friends over the last few months about what my next book should cover. The consensus is helping communications directors deal with the hard and often very unpleasant situations that they find themselves in on a regular basis, as well as the people who fuel those situations. There were some choice words used to describe both the people and the situations, which I have toned down...

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Managing Up, Down, and Across Your Nonprofit: What’s Hardest for You?
Oct21

Managing Up, Down, and Across Your Nonprofit: What’s Hardest for You?

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we love talking about marketing strategies and tactics (obviously). But as you try to implement the ideas you learn here, we often hear back about problems you encounter that have very little to do with marketing. Instead, what gets in the way of getting the work done are relationships with other people in your nonprofit, and difficulties collaborating with them. Take putting together and using an...

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