Inclusive Conversations: Moving Beyond the “Crunch”

Communications directors are in the perfect place to lead inclusive conversations–but let’s be honest–it’s not always easy. My colleague, Kim Pevia, is an expert in this field and she often calls inclusive conversations “crunchy.” I’ve dubbed it “challenging” or “messy,” but the image of the “crunch” resonated. “You know the moment when it happens,  you feel…

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emily Roush-Bobolz

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. Emily Roush-Bobolz is the Communications…

5 Considerations for Your #NPCOMM Professional Development Plan

  Earlier today on Facebook Live (watch the recording now), I shared five considerations for creating a professional development plan in the nonprofit communications and marketing field. #1: Live Your Life in Draft. This doesn’t mean that everything stays hidden in draft and never published. In fact, it’s the opposite: freely publish and edit again…

Hot Topics in March: Development Plans, Co-Workers Using Offensive Language, Photography, and More

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Mar 1 & 2: Writing a Fabulous Case for Support Learn how to create a case statement that inspires donors to give. Registration is $199 (Part 1 took place earlier today, but you will get the recording as soon as you register for Part 2)…

6 Ways to Stop Reacting All the Time and Get More Strategic

I’ve been traveling and speaking this week at both BloomCon and the Peer to Peer Professional Forum Conference, so no Facebook Live show. But I did want to encourage you to check out last week’s show where I talked about six different strategies for being more strategic and reacting less. That’s a frequent refrain from…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators February 23, 2018

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…

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. …