Shifting Your Comm Style from Frightening to Friendly – 3 Steps

I recently talked with a nonprofit communications director whose challenge for 2014 is to remake her organization’s communications voice, style, and tone from something that’s frankly a little frightening to something much more friendly. How does she know the current approach is frightening? Because the organization’s supporters and clients said so. The nonprofit asked for…

Nonprofit Annual Reports on YouTube and Pinterest

I’m updating my lists of examples of nonprofit annual report infographics and video annual reports as I prepare to teach a new webinar next week at CharityHowTo:  Advanced Annual Reports: Video Annual Reports and Infographics to Share Your Results with Donors. I’ll keep adding to the list as more come out in the next few…

Your Top 5 Challenges for 2014 [Early Survey Results]

We’ve heard from about 1,500 nonprofits so far via our Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014 — please add your voice now if you aren’t in that 1,500! We’ll close the survey on Tuesday, December 3. The preliminary survey results identify these top five challenges for nonprofit communications pros in 2014: 1. Lack of time to…

Five Elements of Successful Nonprofit Annual Reports

I’m thinking a lot about annual reports right now, are you? I’m revamping my “new and improved” annual reports webinar into two different presentations: one on written annual reports and a second on video and infographic annual reports, both of which I’ll present at CharityHowTo.com in December. But in the midst of all the decisions…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Alexandra Axel

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.  Alexandra Axel is the media director for The Caregiver Space, a nonprofit with a free online social network that allows caregivers to share their experiences, find critical…