Better Subject Lines and Headlines: Fill in the Blank Worksheet

I get it. Sometimes it’s really, really hard to come up with an attention-grabbing email subject line or headline. That’s why we came up with a list of 50 fill-in-the-blanks to get you started, most of which are inspired by sensational headlines on consumer magazines. You can make that selling power work for your cause…

A Twice a Year Newsletter? Not a Good Idea

I hear something like this from nonprofits fairly often: “We used to do our print newsletter quarterly. Then we started doing email and social media too, and we got too busy (or the newsletter person left, or we had budget issues) so the print newsletter only went out three times last year. This year, I…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Glenna Wortman-Obie

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. Glenna Wortman-Obie works at Intermountain, a 105 year-old agency serving emotionally disturbed children and their families. She started there about six years ago as the Manager of the…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers October 4, 2013

Happy Friday! Let’s dive into some Mixed Links… If your organization is being affected by the government shutdown, Nancy Schwartz encourages you to Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact. Need some help with choosing a font? Read 5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter. Don’t drive away your social media followers. Here are 6 Strategies to…

Worksheet: Your Core Topics List (and What to Do with It)

It’s Worksheet Wednesday! Today, let’s talk about your Core Topics List, which is next in the set of worksheets we are creating to help you implement the lessons in my new book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits (Amazon). Where’s the substance in your communications? What topics do you write most about, and what topics do you want to…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Stacy Kocur

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.  Stacy Kocur is the director of communications and development at Fortress Youth Development Center. She is passionate about urban ministry, at-risk kids, parenting her own two tween boys, and…

Top 5 Reasons to Use Mobile

To help your nonprofit understand the benefits of having a mobile marketing strategy and how to implement one, we asked the good folks at The mGive Foundation to guest blog for us. Today we start with the basics as Jenifer Snyder explains why you need to be thinking about mobile.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Jenifer Snyder, Esq.,  Executive…

Worksheet: Your Big Picture Communications Timeline

Every Wednesday for the rest of the year (or close), we’ll share another worksheet to help you implement the lessons in my new book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits (Amazon).  This week’s free worksheet is really the first step in getting everyone in your organization on the same page, and getting clear yourself about some of the major…

Amateur Hour in Nonprofit Communications

In my book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits, I devoted a whole section to different communications channels. For each channel, we list not only “Seven Ways to Make Your Content Work Here,” but also “Seven Mistakes to Avoid.” We know trying to run a small nonprofit is hard and you have a million different things to…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sara Norton-Sanner

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. Sara Norton-Sanner is the Community Relations Coordinator for Rebuilding Together OKC in Oklahoma.  She describes herself as the wife to her lifelong best friend Chris, mother to her…