21 Stupid Things You Can Stop Doing [Infographic and Recording]

We had so much fun last week on our free webinar sharing stupid marketing tactics that we’ve decided to share that fun with everyone! You can now watch 21 Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Can Stop Doing whenever you want. During this 60-minute webinar, we talked about 21 stupid marketing tactics and strategies you are totally wasting…

Pre-Order My Book Now – Attend a Free Webinar and Get Other Goodies

I am excited to announce that my book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money, is now available for pre-order! (Amazon) Today we are also launching the companion website, Content Marketing for Nonprofits.com. This book will show you how to design and implement a…

Software to Help You Find Your Perfect Photos Instantly

If your organization takes a lot of photos and needs a way to organize them, then Jennifer Charney, communication manager at Save the Redwoods League may have the solution you need. ~Kivi Guest Post by Jennifer Charney of Save the Redwoods League As nonprofit communicators, we’re always hunting for compelling photos to inspire our audiences. Often, it’s a…

Is Your Nonprofit Ready to be Super Relevant?

Being relevant in the lives of your nonprofit’s supporters doesn’t usually happen by accident. Use this checklist to determine if you are doing what it takes to be relevant. The more you agree with these statements, the better! 1. We know and understand the people we are communicating with. We have moved well beyond trying…

Reward Your Supporters with Your Messaging

Last week I mentioned that one of the chapters in my new book and a new webinar I’m teaching on messaging are devoted to the Six R’s of Relevant Messaging for nonprofits. I shared some tips on being more “Real Time” and today let’s look at being more “Rewarding.” How can you reward people with your messaging? Easy. Use the second…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 21, 2013

Happy Friday! Let’s have some Mixed Links… Lori Halley at Wild Apricot blog is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and this month’s theme is data for good. Submissions are due this Tuesday, June 25th. Facebook added a hashtag feature last week, so you know John Haydon has some ways nonprofits can use hashtags for their…

Making Your Communications Feel More Current

One of the chapters in my new book and a new webinar I’m teaching on messaging are devoted to the Six R’s of Relevant Messaging for nonprofits. One of those R’s is being “Real Time.” You want your content to feel relevant given the context of everything else that is happening right now, and to always…

Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

As content creators, we all know how hard it is trying to come up with fresh ideas that will be interesting to your readers. Inspiration can be hard to come by some days, but that’s where our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts come in. Every month we send out a free e-newsletter designed specifically to help you come…

How to Get Better Stories from Your Staff and Board

Earlier this month, I wrote a post on ways to get your board involved with your communications and marketing. Kathy Swayze, who recently led a storytelling webinar for us, shares some more ideas on getting your board (and staff members) to capture better stories for your organization. ~Kivi  Guest Post by Kathy Swayze, Impact Communications Do…

Seven Easy Ways to Repurpose Your Content

I recently presented a webinar for GuideStar called Taming Your Communications Calendar Six Months a Time (which I am now teaching for CharityHowTo). Due to the large number of people who attended, I just couldn’t answer everyone’s questions live. Guidestar asked me to do a couple of follow-up blog posts answering two questions that tended…