A Content Creation Strategy for Nonprofits: The Webinar Slides

Yesterday I taught a webinar called “Content Creation Strategies for Nonprofits: Making the Most of Your Writing, Photos, and More.”  More than 650 people registered from 46 U.S. states and 22 other countries. (Pass this on to your nonprofit friends in Alaska, Delaware, Mississippi and South Dakota – we missed them!) Nonprofits are clearly very interested…

Getting the Personal – Professional Mix Right in Social Media

It’s a debate that anyone using social media these days is having: How much personal information do I share when I’m using social media for work, and how much work information do my personal friends care to know? What are reasonable expectations for a nonprofit to have about what staff members will say online? Should…

Market or Promote Your Cause on Social Media? Yes, You Can!

The conventional wisdom these days seems to be that nonprofit organizations should not use social media for marketing, communications, promotion or anything like that. Instead, the CW goes, social media is only for listening and learning (call it market research and professional development if you actually want it to survive your work planning process). Ironically,…

Nonprofit Blogs: 5 Reasons You Do & Don’t Need One

Thursday’s Webinar: Blogging for Nonprofits: Tips, Traps and Tales July 9, 2009 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Get the details and register Missed It? Watch the recording when you get an All-Access Pass. Does your nonprofit need a blog? That depends on your overall communications strategy. But to help you think through this question,…

My Five Favorite Twitter Tools

I’ve received several questions about the Twitter tools I use, so here are my five favorites. Yes, to use Twitter as efficiently as possible, you actually need to do more than what Twitter.com offers! 1. TweetDeck or Seesmic Desktop These tools let you put people you follow into groups, which is essential once you start following…

Why You Need Spokesperson Training – Get It This Wednesday

On Wednesday, Thom Clark, co-founder and president of Community Media Workshop, will present “How to Be an Effective Spokesperson for Your Nonprofit” during our weekly webinar series. I asked Thom to present this training because spokesperson skills are incredibly helpful to all nonprofit communicators, whether you are personally speaking with the media or not. Are you…

Content Creation Strategies for Nonprofits: Free Webinar on 7/23

Nearly 400 people voted on the topic for our next Nonprofit Marketing Guide free webinar, and 61% of you picked “Content Creation Strategies: Making the Most of Your Writing, Photos, and More.” So that’s what we are offering on July 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). Register now – 249 people already have!…

New to the Nonprofit World: Success Stories from All-Access Pass Holders

I hear great stories all the time from nonprofit staff who are using their All-Access Passes to Nonprofit Marketing Guide’s webinar series to get more support for their good causes and to develop their own careers.  Here are stories from three people who are relatively new to the nonprofit sector . . . “A group…

Four Common Problems with Donor, Client, and Volunteer Profiles

I’m always talking about the power of storytelling in nonprofit marketing, and a lot of those stories end up taking the form of personal profiles of donors, clients, volunteers and other supporters and partners. Problem is that many of them are just plain awful.  I see bad profiles falling into four categories: 1. Tedious Bio…