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…

Stuck in Endless Review Loops? Talk about the Levels of Editing

No doubt, you’ve struggled with some of these situations before: Program staff who are supposed to be reviewing for accuracy instead want to argue with your punctuation choices. Your executive director pulls the plug on an appeal letter right before the package is supposed to go to print because “it doesn’t sound like me.” Five…

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…

Protest or Persuade? A Quick Guide to Communications Strategy During These Divided Times

Protest or persuade? That is the question your nonprofit should be asking as our nation’s political and cultural war intensifies. How you answer could help define how you are viewed by the public and your donors for years to come. In the past few days alone, we’ve seen a flurry of highly charged issues make headlines,…