Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have
Nov08

Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have

Do you want to know the answers to these questions: How effective do nonprofit communicators feel on specific goals like community engagement, brand and reputation management, and supporting major donor fundraising? How much content does a typical communications team produce, and how often do they use different communications channels? How do communications pros rate their skills, including copywriting, graphic design, planning, and...

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Take the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now
Nov02

Take the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now

It’s our most popular download of the year: The Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We answer the burning questions that nonprofit communications pros have about their work and their colleagues in the sector. Our ability to produce this report is entirely dependent on your participation in the annual survey, which is now online. Please take the 2018 Survey now (You’ll need about 20 minutes).  This year,...

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Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?
Mar14

Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

  In brand-new research for the 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we discovered that four types of communications teams are most prevalent in our sector. While those teams are equally distributed, that’s really where the similarities end. Only two of the team models — Integrated and Centralized — performed well on the various questions we asked about communications effectiveness. What...

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How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017
Feb16

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you? Check out the results from the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and see for yourself. Today we are sharing the third and final infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries and the second on communications team effectiveness). Want to share this infographic? Here’s...

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Building Effective Nonprofit Communications Teams (Infographic)  #NPCOMM2017
Jan31

Building Effective Nonprofit Communications Teams (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Much of our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is about effectiveness. For communicators, there are lots of different ways to talk about effectiveness — what it looks like, how to measure it, and how to get more of it out of your team. Today we are sharing our second infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries). It summarizes some of our findings on...

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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.
Jan24

Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency? Over the seven years that we’ve done the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we’ve seen few significant differences between nonprofits with different missions. For example, in this year’s report across the 10 mission categories, there are no significant differences by mission on how they rated...

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