Curious about Using Slack? Check Out These Resources

In the never-ending quest to quell email’s domination of our work lives, many people are turning to instant messaging platforms. For small organizations, texting, Facebook Messenger, and Google Hangouts can work just fine. But when you get more people in the mix talking about a variety of topics that not everyone cares about, you need…

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…