Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for October 2020

Need some ideas for social media updates, blog posts, newsletter articles, or other content for October? Today’s post will help. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts. I send this email newsletter the…

What’s Going on at Your Desk Right Now?

Are you on a Zoom call? Answering emails? Crossing another task off your to-do list? Eating lunch at your desk? We want you to share everything you do in a typical day at your job – whether you are still working from home or back in the office – for our popular Day in the Life…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 25, 2020

Well another week of 2020 is done. How many more to go?!? Let’s distract ourselves with the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have a couple of reports with useful data, fundraising tips, misinformation traps to avoid and more. It’s time for Mixed…

Do Your Nonprofit’s PR Efforts Include Diverse Audiences?

When I advise nonprofits on how to build effective media relations strategies on a modest budget, I preach the importance of being focused. Instead of casting a wide net, nonprofits are often better served by identifying a handful of journalists who are influential in reaching their highest-value audiences – then working to build relationships with…

Your Top Questions for Other Comms Directors?

I’m starting to think about questions for the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, which we typically open in early November. This has been such a strange and different year . . . I’m wondering how much we should switch up our questions and how much we should leave as is. We typically alternate some…

Nonprofit Brand and Style Guide [Video Tour]

A nonprofit brand and style guide is right up there with an editorial calendar as a top tool for nonprofit communications pros. Here are some of the core elements you might include in yours: Brand Guidelines (colors, fonts, logo use, etc.) Style Guide (word choices that convey voice and tone, preferred ways to say things,…

Is Email More Inspiring Than Social Media?

According to the newly released 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report, it is! This surprised me as our Nonprofit Communications Trends Surveys usually has nonprofit communicators ranking social media as more important than email. Maybe it’s time for that mindset to switch? Here is what the report says: 26% of donors worldwide say that email…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 18, 2020

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s get right into the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have foolproof fundraising plans, how to make an infographic, a game of “spot the troll” and more. It’s time for Mixed Links… Hootsuite shares 21 Facebook Ad Tools that…

The Words I Removed from My Book

I just completed revising “The Nonprofit Marketing Guide” and the new edition will be out in Spring 2021. I made several updates to word choices and language — the book is 10 years old and our language has certainly evolved! I thought you might find it interesting what I changed, so I made a list.…