Nonprofit Brand and Style Guide [Video Tour]

A nonprofit brand and style guide is right up there with an editorial calendar as a top tool for nonprofit communications pros. Here are some of the core elements you might include in yours: Brand Guidelines (colors, fonts, logo use, etc.) Style Guide (word choices that convey voice and tone, preferred ways to say things,…

When You Can’t Get Info Out of Coworkers

Let’s look at another common collaboration problem for communications staff: You can’t get the information you need from the right people to do your job well. We’ll tackle this situation using our Four Steps to Work Through Collaboration Problems. Name the Problem Naming the problem helps you depersonalize it. If people are missing meetings with you,…

4 Steps to Work Through Collaboration Problems

Under normal circumstances, communications directors need to collaborate with their coworkers and managers, and that’s even more true now. But collaboration is messy because people are messy! We all have our own opinions, feelings, fears, stressors, and motivators. While solving communications collaboration problems can feel impossible sometimes, if you depersonalize and get strategic in your…

Virtual Volunteering: Ideas to Engage Your Volunteers Remotely

As we continue to switch our fundraising, events, and work to digital platforms, don’t forget to keep your volunteers involved too. Today Elizabeth Neufeld, CEO and Founder of Strat Labs, shares some ways you can still get your volunteers to help. ~Kristina Guest Post by Elizabeth Neufeld, CEO and Founder of Strat Labs Let’s set…