How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use. Today I am sharing the internal newsletter used by Community Partners in LA. Lauren Kay, director…

How Do You Communicate Between Departments? #NPCOMMLIFE

Nonprofit communicators are in the business of…well, communicating. But sometimes communicating with other staff in your organization can be frustrating. Emails pile up, meetings can be boring or pointless, deadlines are never met, or other departments have no idea what you need. Resources on Internal Communications:  How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial…

How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

Photo credit: gotcredit.com For many smaller and mid-sized nonprofits, media relations isn’t a stand-alone function. It’s an activity that is part of someone’s job — or it’s something that is tag-teamed by multiple people. Often, that’s all you need. But there are times when your in-house resources simply aren’t enough and you need to hire…

Create a Communications Request Form to Make Life Easier

Last month Kivi did a webinar called “Simple Rules” for Communications Directors: How to Create Easy Routines, Speed Up Your Work, and Get More Done, Painlessly. We asked if anyone had any examples of how they make their work easier and Carly Matthew at The Crisis Center in Iowa City, Iowa had a great one! She developed a Google…

Inclusive Conversations: Are You Tired of Fake Equity?

Is your organization’s equity fake AF? Vu Le of Nonprofit AF  breaks it down in Is Equity the New Coconut Water? “Honestly, it’s really refreshing that everyone is talking about equity; as refreshing as an ice-cold carton of organic coconut water. Equity is about restoring balance to the world, and is that not what our field…