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The Personal-Professional Mix in Social Media: Interview with Geoff Livingston

You have to be genuine, generous, and grateful in social media to succeed, which means you have to be a real person. But if you go too far in putting yourself out there — what some people would call building your personal brand — you can overshadow the nonprofit cause that you are representing. Finding this…

Does This Oil Spill Metaphor Work for You?

I saw this nonprofit advocacy commercial last night by VoteVets.org, the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, and SEIU who are all lobbying for clean energy climate legislation. While I recommend that nonprofits capitalize on opportunities to link their activities to what’s in the news, I don’t think this particular “cleaning wildlife covered by oil”…

Join Me at the Online Marketing Spa

I was going to wait until Tuesday to tell you about our new e-clinic for July, but what the heck. If you are at work today, you deserve a little bonus! (For those of you outside the U.S., this Sunday is Independence Day, which means most of America is slacking off today and Monday.) July…

What Does a Board Communications Committee Do?

A minute ago, I introduced you to a new partnership with NCGives, where we will all hopefully learn a lot more about running a communications department of one for a small nonprofit, through the experiences of Melinda Pearce, NCGives’ communications director. One of the challenges that Melinda is facing right now is how to use…