Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

Sadly I am not at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on everything. Today’s Mixed Links is a special round up of communications and marketing breakout sessions from this year’s conference. Each session includes “collaborative notes” which are Google Docs where attendees add insights…

How Often Should You Report Results?

If you aren’t reporting your communications results regularly to your management and board, you need to start. Below I’m sharing a quick video with some stats from our 2019 Trends Report, but I think you’ll also find these resources helpful too: Not sure what you should measure? Start the discussion with these five questions. One…

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot

Welcome back to our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Last week we looked at the Challenge Plot which is similar to a lot of Hollywood movies – hero faces adversity and triumphs in the end! Today we look at: The Creativity Plot Creativity stories create…

5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

Guest Post By John Haydon Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat and Messenger Stories, Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos. Users who’ve published Instagram Stories within the past 24 hours appear at…

How Do You Manage Your To-Do Lists? #NPCOMMLIFE

When we first started the #NPCOMMLIFE series, we heard from several of you needing help with your to-do lists. To-do lists are supposed to make our lives easier, but they can quickly become another hassle when you have so many options out there. Kivi and I have tried  A LOT of shared to-do lists including…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 8, 2019

I could sure use the weekend! But before we head our separate ways, here are the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. This week we will spark joy, kill Facebook, and make less money than men. But no worries because I also have ideas to lift your…

Editorial Calendar Software – Trends for Nonprofits

What software is everyone else using for an editorial calendar? I answer in this quick video.  Can’t see the video player? You can watch it on Facebook here. Download your free copy of the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report too.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot

A few weeks ago I shared Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits and promised some more ideas on how to actually write those stories. In their marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link), Chip Heath and Dan Heath identify three different types of inspirational stories: the Challenge Plot, the Creativity Plot and the Connection Plot. They each have…

Get in a Better Mood #NPCOMMLIFE

I am not going to lie. I am struggling a little bit the past few days being positive. Factors that are both in and out of my control are definitely having a toll on my mood. Unfortunately my schedule does not allow for a mental health day today so I turned on some happy music…