Are You Getting Paid the National Average?

For the second year in a row, we are asking nonprofit communications directors and coordinators to share their salaries with us, so we can provide some benchmarks for you in your conversations about your own compensation. The salary question is part of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, which closes on Friday, December 2. …

Are Print, Email, Website and Social Media Equally Time Consuming?

If you look at the preliminary results from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, email marketing, print marketing, the website/blog and social media marketing are almost identical in the rankings for how much time nonprofit staff are spending on them. This chart shows a weighted average where 2 is “a limited amount of time” and 3…

You Still Have Time to Try These 7 Giving Tuesday Tactics 

Giving Tuesday is 12 days away. Are you ready? Whether you’re almost done with prep or seriously behind the eight ball, here are some flourishes and finishing touches you still have time to implement. 1. Open Your Donation Form As Soon as Possible If people want to give early, let them. Several nonprofits are inviting their donors…

Good and Bad News: Communicators More Strategic, But Less Focused

I just pulled some preliminary data from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. Staff from about 400 nonprofits have participated so far (add your voice now, please!) About 35% of participants say that the “extent to which strategy drives our communications work” is either somewhat better or much better. That’s the good news! But when we…

Looking to Kick Your Online Fundraising up a Notch? [Tomorrow]

If you’ve mastered the very basics of online fundraising campaigns – goals, story arcs, deadlines, etc. – and you’re ready to add new layers and refine your approach, join us tomorrow for: Advanced Techniques for Boosting Your Online Fundraising Campaigns Presented by Kerri Karvetski Thursday, November 10th, 2016 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) This webinar is…

After-Action Pop-Ups: The Secret to Getting Gifts From Your Online Advocates

Is your nonprofit running petitions and other online advocacy actions? If the answer is “Yes,” then you might want to use after-action popups to transform your advocate’s actions into money. Popups, also known as website lightboxes, display an image or video that floats on top of a web page, dimming out the rest of the content. They’re used for all sorts…

Getting Other People to Meet Your Deadlines

It’s a common frustration for nonprofit communications directors who are trying to work collaboratively with staff: getting people to meet their deadlines. This is a hard first step, but one that’s essential: If you want someone to meet your deadlines, they have to believe it’s important to do so. And that means that they understand…

Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Are all your email subscribers the same? Of course not! Some donate. Some volunteer. Some do both. And some have no CLUE how they got on your email list! If you send all your email subscribers the exact same fundraising emails for every campaign — year-end or any other time — you’ll never unlock their…