3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

The other day my daughter and I were walking down an aisle in a department store and she noticed a huge Halloween products display. “Oh come on!” she said. TOO SOON. I agreed, and we had a laugh about how I forbid holiday music until after Thanksgiving. Ah, the apple doesn’t fall far from the…

An #NpComm Showdown on Repurposing Content: Girl Scouts versus Boy Scouts

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space. Where are the  organizations’ strategies in sync? Where do they diverge? What can you learn from their approaches? We are calling the comparisons The Showdown. We will often declare “winners,” but that part is…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 2, 2016

It’s almost the weekend! Let’s kill some time until the end of the day with some Mixed Links… Make sure you can answer these 5 Questions to Start Planning Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign. John Haydon tells us Why Human Beings Love Video Content. Do you think requiring formal education as a default is an inequitable hiring…

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kathy Maynard

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We want more stories! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.  For 17 years Kathy Maynard has been a business…

Please Share Your Storybanking and Photobanking Process

Our contributing writer Antionette Kerr is working on a new e-book on both storybanking and photobanking — how you collect, store and organize your stories and photos. She’s got some great how-tos and resources pulled together. But it’s missing your real-world stories and data. So we need your help! Can you take this quick survey…

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation . . . A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space. Where are the strategies in sync? Where do they diverge? What can you learn from that? We are calling it The Showdown, and we will often declare “winners,” but that part is really just…

Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits [New Webinar]

Are you having trouble getting the media to cover your nonprofit? The rules for getting that coverage have definitely changed with the advent of digital media. Stop relying on old press releases and learn how to connect with today’s generation of journalists. Media relations expert Peter Panepento can show you how. Join us next Tuesday as…

Make a Plan to Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

Are thought leadership and media relations on your to-do list? Then you need a plan to make it happen! I invite you to join us for our next Accelerator Course on Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling. During the six-week program, you and your team will develop a Thought Leadership Communications Plan. With my coaching, help from…