Think You Know Your Audience? Yeah, So Did I

Yesterday, I shared a worksheet to help you create personas, which is a technique to focus your communications on the people who matter most to your success. Today, Haila Yates shares the story of how her nonprofit is using the personas they are creating to make better marketing and communications decisions.  ~Kivi Guest Post by…

Curate Like Costco to Tackle Information Overload and Market Your Mission #13NTC

Sadly, we couldn’t make it to every session at Nonprofit Technology Conference, but luckily we have some great friends who were willing to write about the ones they attended. We met Sonja Barisic, director of marketing and communications of St. Mary’s Home, our first night there after showing up extremely late to the Blackbaud Reception. She graciously…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators April 26, 2013

Happy Friday! I’m back home after a great week in Alaska at the Alaska Nonprofit Summit.  Let’s dive into some Mixed Links . . . Nonprofit Technology Conference Round Up, Including Some Great Sessions We Missed Cartoonist Rob Cottingham shares his  Sketchnotes from 13NTC. Check out his awesome illustrations of several interesting sessions, including one I…

Content Marketing for Nonprofits, Explained [Video]

Cary Walski of MAP Techworks, a wonderful resource for Minnesota nonprofits, interviewed me at the Nonprofit Technology Conference about what content marketing for nonprofits is and how it’s different from traditional marketing. Here’s Cary’s original post.

What Are Your Favorite Tech Tools?

Communications isn’t just about writing anymore. Your supporters expect a good experience when they donate, visit your website or open an email from you. The technology tools you use to create those experiences can make or break you. Next week, we are hosting a “show and tell” webinar featuring tech tools we can’t live without.…

Your Broccoli, Their Cheese: Deciding on Your Core Topics

I use so many metaphors in my writing and presentations that it is always fun to see which ones really resonate with people. At the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis two weeks ago, it was definitely “The Broccoli and the Cheese.” People told me that they heard it brought up in sessions after mine, and even in…

Uncharitable, Overhead, and Communicating Results More Clearly

Have you ever had to answer the question, “What percentage of my donation goes to the cause?” Or what about, “How much do you spend on overhead?” Last Friday, Dan Pallotta was the plenary speaker at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Dan is the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential and thinks those are the…