Most Comms Directors Feel Valued and Respected. If You Don’t, Get Out.

I spend a decent amount of time online where nonprofit communications staff congregate, including several Facebook Groups. Naturally, people who need help or find themselves in challenging positions post a lot more often about their situations than those who work in well-resourced, inclusive, and respectful environments. You could leave those groups assuming that it’s pretty…

Get Your 2020 Communications Training Pass

Are you ready for 2020? You could do your best work ever next year and we want to help! If you join our All-Access Pass Holder Community now through January 3, 2020, you can get ALL of your training for 2020 taken care of with one purchase of $599. (That’s $200 off the regular price.)…

Your Favorite and Least Favorite Projects This Year [Word Clouds]

We asked a new question in our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year about your most and least favorite projects. (We are closing the survey Wednesday night — take it here to get the full results before everyone else in January.) We’ll analyze this more in the coming weeks, but here’s what the word…

Heating Up December: Save on 2020 Training, Annual Reports, and Communications Trends

Here’s what’s happening next month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide… 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Get the scoop on communications trends for 2020 by taking the survey and being among the first to get the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Take the Survey Online Training: Annual All-Access Pass Sale All Month It’s time for our BIG…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 29, 2019

Just because most of you in the US are not at work today doesn’t mean I am not bringing you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.  This week I have some social media and year-end tips, the next big thing in video marketing, and holiday…

5 Trends to Watch for Nonprofit Communicators in 2020

The coming weeks are the busiest of the year for nonprofit communicators. GivingTuesday will gobble up much of our attention during the first week of December. Then comes the critical end-of-year giving season. But as you think about how to navigate the final, frantic days of 2019, a new year beckons. With it comes your…

Launching Campaigns a Week or More Ahead of Giving Tuesday

I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 26, which is one week before Giving Tuesday 2019. I’m getting lots of “Save the Date” email messages from nonprofits. Some of them include soft asks about giving now, ahead of Tuesday. But some nonprofits are fully launching their fundraising campaigns well in advance of Giving Tuesday itself and…

Stand Out from the Crowd with a Welcome Series

We have only had a little over 300 people take our 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, but if these (very) preliminary results hold, then a majority of nonprofit organizations are not sending a welcome series to new subscribers. (By “welcome series” we mean 2 or more messages.) Do you send a welcome series? Either way,…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 22, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s dive right in to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.  This week we have 2020 trends, NTC scholarship opportunities, hurt feelings, social media news, what to include in job posts and more. It’s time for Mixed Links… Take a moment to…