Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 19, 2019

Good afternoon (or whatever time of day you’re reading this)! Welcome to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we talk about the death of SEO, on-the-job training, and how to vacation. It’s time for Mixed Links… Does SEO even matter anymore? Michael Stelzner…

A Pocket-Sized Annual Report

Try this on for size… Fate would have it that in the very same month Brad Shear started as executive director at the Potter League for Animals in June of 2017, he stumbled upon one of Kivi’s workshops about short annual reports at the Association of Animal Welfare Administrators Conference.  “Our fiscal year ends on…

Your Communications Work Is Essential. Time for You to Learn How to Prove It.

If you think you can’t prove just how valuable communications work is to your nonprofit’s success, then think again! Measuring the effectiveness of your communications work can be overwhelming and confusing, but it isn’t impossible by any means. Join us next week for our next two-part webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work Two-Part Webinar…

The Email Habit I Learned on My Summer Vacation

I’ve just returned from a great week off at Ocracoke Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It was our 17th year in a row! I was really good about not working, even though I did sort email and check social media occasionally on my phone (but I never unpacked the laptop, yay me!). How I…

Day in the Life of a Vacationing Nonprofit Communicator

Last week’s #NPCOMMLIFE post shared tips on how to stay motivated at work during the summer months. Today I am bringing back a post from a couple of years ago. It’s a little twist on our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicators series and will hopefully remind you NOT to think about work…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 12, 2019

Happy Friday, friends! Ready for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising? It’s time for Mixed Links… Do you have trolls on Instagram? They are testing a new feature that will let you “shadow ban” individual users. Hootsuite tells us What is Social Proof and How to…

Curious about Using Slack? Check Out These Resources

In the never-ending quest to quell email’s domination of our work lives, many people are turning to instant messaging platforms. For small organizations, texting, Facebook Messenger, and Google Hangouts can work just fine. But when you get more people in the mix talking about a variety of topics that not everyone cares about, you need…

Want to Share Your Short Annual Report?

Have you published your 2018 annual report yet? We want examples for the following types of reports to add to our annual report inspiration page: 2-4 Page Annual Reports Infographic Annual Reports Video Annual Reports Email them to kristina@nonprofitmarketingguide.com with subject line “Annual Report Example.” Your report could be included on our website or featured…

Turn Your Marketing Measurement “Shoulds” into “Could If We Wanted”

If you are feeling overworked or stressed out, someone will probably give you the advice to eliminate the word “should” from your vocabulary. “Should” applied to past things that didn’t get done induces guilt and depression. “Should” applied to the future activities creates anxiety and stress. While we often hear this advice in the context…