New to Your Nonprofit Communications Job? Download This Free Checklist.
Apr23

New to Your Nonprofit Communications Job? Download This Free Checklist.

Whether you’re a veteran switching jobs or you are brand new at this nonprofit communications thing, we have recently updated our FREE e-book: The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job This free e-book is a list of 100 tasks that you should try to complete within 100 days of starting your new job. The list will help you succeed personally and will also help your nonprofit create a marketing program that works well...

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I’m Planning Your Summer of CALM
Apr17

I’m Planning Your Summer of CALM

I’ve been thinking about ways to work with you and your team on getting #CALMnotBUSY since the book came out, and I’m declaring Summer 2018 as the Summer of CALM! We’ll launch the free online book club and also a brand-new team coaching program in June. I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but here’s what I am thinking for the #CALMnotBUSY Coaching Program . . . I would love to hear what else...

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Inclusive Conversations:  Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?
Apr12

Inclusive Conversations: Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?

A lot of my peers grew up watching the popular 90’s sitcom FRIENDS. But not me. I refused to watch because the characters lived in a diverse community in New York but looked nothing like the melting pot that I knew existed beyond their famous apartment building (Please don’t go there about Ross’ black girlfriend). I think about FRIENDS in nonprofit meetings when people ask? “Why aren’t more people of color giving to our...

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Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success
Apr11

Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill, Director of Marketing at CrowdRise Nonprofits are used to holding their narratives close to the chest — “this is who we are, what we do, and we’d love if you’d rally...

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How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit
Apr10

How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit

When Jen Billow shared with her fellow Communications Director Mentoring Program participants that her organization, the Park City Education Foundation, had received accolades from Constant Contact for their awesome email engagement rates, everyone wanted to know how. So Jen shared the process she’d worked over the last couple of years with the group. I was so impressed, I asked her to present it again to share with you!...

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Inclusive Conversations: Confrontation versus Conversations
Apr05

Inclusive Conversations: Confrontation versus Conversations

Two weeks ago, my college friend Kim Pevia and I led the second webinar in The Inclusive Conversations series called How to Talk to Your Boss (and co-workers) about offensive communications.   It was all about how to stop ignoring “The Crunch,” have difficult conversations in the office, and promote a more inclusive environment. We think that communication’s pros are uniquely positioned to be Champions for Inclusion and...

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