Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Feb23

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Time to grab your favorite (work-appropriate?) beverage as we dive into the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… Are you having trouble Making Sense of Social Media Advocacy in 2018? No plan? Try these 33 Things Nonprofit Boards Can Discuss (When No Strategic Plan Is In Place) from Jay Love at Bloomerang. In other (not very surprising) board...

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Communicate With Purpose: Understanding the Power of Why
Feb22

Communicate With Purpose: Understanding the Power of Why

Nonprofits are often very good at talking about what they do. But the groups that often have the greatest success connecting with donors, motivating activists, or getting media attention do not spend much time talking about their programs and services. Instead, they are adept at articulating why they do what they do. They aren’t just about providing meals or medical care or clean water. They are laser focused on showing people...

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My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose
Feb20

My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose

  In a field that is constantly changing and evolving, like nonprofit communications and marketing, it can be hard to create a professional development plan. Sure, there are bedrock concepts and skills that don’t change much, like the importance of target audiences and clear calls to action and evergreen skills like good copywriting and storytelling.  With so many people learning nonprofit communications on the job, filling...

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Debbie Gillum
Feb19

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Debbie Gillum

Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Debbie Gillum lives and works in Columbus, Ohio where she enjoys horseback riding, going to coffee shops and listening to...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Feb16

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Good afternoon, friends! It’s time to join me for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… For those needing some inspiration today, watch these Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals. Need some help staying on track? Try some of these 16 Apps and Tools to Keep You Productive and Sane. Or if you are really bad with procrastination and deadlines,...

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3 Ways to Get Promoted from Coordinator to Director
Feb15

3 Ways to Get Promoted from Coordinator to Director

Through our All-Access Pass training program and our Communications Director Mentoring Program, I meet many nonprofit communicators who are in coordinator or assistant positions and who want very much to be promoted to the manager or director level. We also work with communications directors who are working toward VP or C-Suite (“Chief of”) jobs. While lots of factors go into who gets those jobs, here are three tips that...

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