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“What’s the Buzz” – Listening Webinar Recording Now Online

Last week, Lindy Dreyer (SocialFish.org) and I hosted a free half-hour webinar called “What’s the Buzz? Find Out Who’s Talking About Your Organization and Issues Online”  – or what’s called “social media listening” by the Web 2.0 cool kids. We talked about why you should be listening to online conversations and how you can use…

25 Interview Questions to Help You Write Newsletter Profiles

Profiles of donors, volunteers, clients, and other supporters are a staple of nonprofit newsletters. You can also use them in your annual reports and other marketing materials. Today I posted 25 different questions you can ask when interviewing the people you’d like to profile. These questions will help find that special something about the person…

Writing Supporter Profiles: Some Interviewing Tips

Nonprofits use personal profiles (aka personality profiles) all the time. You’ll often find them under headings like Volunteer Spotlight, Friends of (Your Issue), and Meet the Board.  Nonprofits also use profiles as one form of storytelling to put a specific human face on their programs, accomplishments, needs, and advocacy positions. Every good profile starts with…

Freebies! Webinar on Thursday, Magic Keys Radio on Friday

You can get some good free advice from me and a couple of other smart nonprofit marketing gals this week. Free webinar on social media listening, Thursday, November 13. Register now. On Thursday, November 13 at Noon Eastern (9:00 a.m. Pacific), I’m hosting a free half-hour webinar with Lindy Dreyer called “What’s the Buzz? Find…

Can Storytelling and Good Online Writing Mix?

Maybe not, if you believe what Jakob Nielsen says about writing styles for print versus the web. Neilsen (whose Alertbox e-newsletter is a must-read) writes: In print, you can spice up linear narrative with anecdotes and individual examples that support a storytelling approach to exposition. On the Web, such content often feels like filler; it…

Just How Much Branding Can One Nonprofit Take?

Photo by mattlogelin on Flickr I received this question via email this week: Our organization has gone through a huge transition in the last year. We are in a new neighborhood, with a new, beautiful building, new development staff (like myself, hired for the first-time by the organization) and a new, more sophisticated look –…

Are You Listening to the Buzz About You? Learn How

Free webinar on social media listening, Thursday, November 13. Register now. I’m offering a free webinar next week for fans of this blog: What’s the Buzz? Find Out Who’s Talking about Your Org and Issues Online Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:00 – 12:30 PM Eastern (9:00 a.m. Pacific) Registration required, but it’s free! If a…