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A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Courtney Simms

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. As director of development for Legal Services of Eastern MO (LSEM), Courtney Simms is responsible for planning, developing and maintaining a comprehensive fundraising and marketing program on behalf of LSEM. Prior…

Live from Montana – Clear, Consistent, and Compelling Messaging

Kivi and I are being graciously hosted by the Montana Nonprofit Association this week as we help nonprofits create clearer and more compelling communications. We are doing workshops in Billings, Helena, and Missoula. We began our week with a 5:30 a.m. EST wake up call (which was actually 3:30 a.m. in Montana…eek!). I got held…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Schlabach

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Lauren Schlabach is the communications director for the Alma School District and the Alma Education and Arts Foundation. She has worked in this position for 3 years as the…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Stephanie Ashley

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Stephanie Ashley is the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager at Larimer Humane Society, an animal shelter whose mission is to promote and provide the responsible care and treatment of…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators May 9, 2014

How was your week? Let’s finish things off with some Mixed Links… More than 300,000 donors gave over $50 million to 7,000 nonprofits in 120 communities during May 6’s “Give Local America” campaign. This made it the largest, single-day charitable crowdfunding event ever. For more on the Give Local America Campaign, Marika Lynch of the Knight…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Megan Maiolo-Heath

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. As a Coloradoan with a strong passion for the environment, Megan Maiolo-Heath has a keen interest in natural resource policy, conservation, and management. Professionally, she enjoys using…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers April 18, 2014

Happy Friday! Let’s cap off the week with some Mixed Links… Gail Perry has an infographic with the top fundraising tips and tweets from this year’s AFP conference. Robert Slates gives us the six deadly writing sins for nonprofits. Blackbaud released its Peer-to-Peer Participant Fundraising Study. The study looks at trends across four event types — Cycle,…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Beth Ritter Ruback

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Beth Ritter Ruback serves as Communications & Development Director for The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa, whose programs range from immediate emotional support (specializing in suicide…

The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study – Good News and Bad News #2014bench

M+R and NTEN released The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study earlier this week. In its eighth year, the study analyzes the data that matters most to nonprofit online programs. Its goal is to set benchmarks that help nonprofits measure their online performance, track progress, and guide strategy to help create more effective fundraising and advocacy. The report is…