The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure

(Updates to this post can be found at the bottom.) Yesterday afternoon, and continuing into today, I believe we are witnessing the accidental rebranding of what is surely one of America’s biggest and most well-known, and even well-loved, nonprofit brands. Komen for the Cure, it seems, is no longer a breast cancer charity, but a…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators and Fundraisers

Welcome to another round of Mixed Links! We’ve got some great social media and communications posts today. This post by Kari Saratovsky not only sheds some light on the recent rise in Pinterest, but also shares some great infographics on Millennials. Check out The Millennial Story, Told By Infographic(s). Think Facebook was confusing before? Beth Kanter…

Success Story: A Shift in Communications Worked!

We love to hear success stories about the nonprofits we work with. Elexa Liu works with Hope Worldwide in Hong Kong and has participated in many of our training events both online and in person (Yes, she flew all the way to Seattle to take part in the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop I teach…

Decide How You Are Different, Be It, and Forget the Rest

Nancy Schwartz asked, “What are your dreams for nonprofits?” My dream for your nonprofit is that you decide what you are really all about — what makes you different — and that you be that organization, and forget the rest. Consider this excerpt from Peter Bregman’s  book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get…

Be Generous: Nonprofits Offer Facebook Timeline Covers

My default content strategy for nonprofits is the Three Gs: Be Genuine, Generous and Grateful. Seems the being Generous part is the hardest, so I’m going to try to give you more examples of how nonprofits can be generous to their supporters. It can start with identifying a problem your supporters are having. Take, for…