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…

5 Translation Mistakes to Avoid in Your Multilingual Nonprofit Communications

I am on a roll lately with meeting talented communications professionals who are willing to blog for us on topics we haven’t covered well here in the past . . .   and today’s guest blogger and post are no exception. Let’s hear from Patricia V. Rivera on how to best create multilingual communications for…

No Hard Choices = No Strategy and No Leadership

Just the other day a nonprofit communications director showed me her brand-new marketing strategy. Her organization’s leaders, the executive director and a committee of board members, had commissioned the strategy from a consultant. After several  months of work, the strategy was delivered to staff to implement. But the document I saw contained very little leadership…

New Site for Freelancers and Consultants: GetNonprofitClients.com

Freelancers and consultants who specialize in serving nonprofit clients are a small part of our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community, but one that I enjoy working with. I get lots of calls and emails from writers, designers, and consultants who want to learn how they can make their businesses work serving the nonprofit sector. (I also…

Why I’m Working with Bloomerang

Much of what we talk about at Nonprofit Marketing Guide requires software to do well. So naturally, I’m often asked which technology providers I recommend as you go about implementing all these best practices I share. My answer is always that I am vendor agnostic. I rarely, if ever, recommend one company without listing off…

Mobile Friendly Websites for Nonprofits – Case Study

Yesterday we heard from Julia Reich on why you should use responsive design. Today we hear from JoAnn Manke from WithinReach on how they used responsive design on their new website for teens. Guest Post by JoAnn Manke from WithinReach Our agency makes connections that families need to be healthy, and works to meet families where they…

S, M, L, XL: Why Responsive Website Design is the Best Strategy for Different Size Screens

In this post, one of our favorite graphic designers, Julia Reich, toots the horn for responsive design, explaining why she decided on responsive design for the new Stone Soup Creative website; why she and her team will endeavor to build it into sites they’ll be designing for their clients from here on in; and why…

21 Stupid Things You Can Stop Doing [Infographic and Recording]

We had so much fun last week on our free webinar sharing stupid marketing tactics that we’ve decided to share that fun with everyone! You can now watch 21 Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Can Stop Doing whenever you want. During this 60-minute webinar, we talked about 21 stupid marketing tactics and strategies you are totally wasting…

You Might Need New Tech More than New Staff

This is a loooong post . . .  so grab a beverage and a cookie. But it’s something that’s essential for all nonprofit communicators to understand and to work towards, so rather than breaking it into separate posts, I wanted to share it all at once. ~Kivi In many nonprofits, technology budgets are seen as…