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…

Getting Media Attention – Advice from Nonprofit Marketers

As part of our Six-Month Mentoring Program, we have a monthly group call where participants can ask questions or share what’s working for them.  During our August group call, Esther Fraser of Rising Tide Capital shared how her organization was able to take an under-performing program and generate media coverage out of it. After Esther shared her…

Worksheet: Your Nonprofit Marketing Maturity Level

[UPDATED DECEMBER, 2018. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE MORE FULLY DEVELOPED THE MARKETING MATURITY APPROACH. PLEASE REFER TO THIS POST FOR MORE!] This week’s free worksheet will help you and others in your organization gauge your nonprofit’s marketing maturity level. It’s part of the new set of worksheets we are creating to go with Content Marketing for Nonprofits…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kelly Stettner

The founder and director of the Black River Action Team, Kelly Stettner lives in Springfield, VT with her family.  She devotes time to BRAT between her family, her full-time job, and her garden.  “Be somebody” is the mission statement of the BRAT, because each of us (and all of us!) can and should step up…

Time for Another Nonprofit Communicators Free Day! #npcommfreeday

Here’s your friendly reminder . . . It’s time to block out some Nonprofit Communicator Free Days (#npcommfreeday) on your calendar between now and the end of the year! These are meeting-free days where you shut the door, don’t answer the phone or email, and stay off social media too. To the outside world, it…

Worksheet: Adding More Personality to Your Communications

As I mentioned last week, we are creating a new set of worksheets to go with Content Marketing for Nonprofits (Amazon). We’ll share about one worksheet per week, compiling the workbook as we go. To follow up on last week’s worksheet on Your Nonprofit’s Voice, Tone, and Style, today I’m sharing Six Ways to Share More…