Fabulous Example of Facebook Engagement from COTN

I’ve been working with one of my coaching clients, Children of the Nations, on their fall fundraising campaign, which they call Hope for the Children.  In addition to the direct asks for financial support, I suggested that they come up with several “engagement” asks to pair with the ask for money throughout the campaign, which…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers October 19, 2012

Happy Friday! It’s Mixed Links time… First off, a quick update on our fundraiser for Positive Wellness Alliance. Every year, we host a free webinar where we collect a $10 donation for PWA. So far, you’ve donated over $1400! Thank you! This year’s webinar is Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling and it will take place…

Story Wars: Interview with Jonah Sachs, Part 2

Yesterday I posted Part 1 of my interview with Jonah Sachs, author of Winning the Story Wars by Those Who Tell  – and Live – the Best Stories Will Rule the Future. Below is the transcript from the second half of that interview. We pick up with Jonah discussing how nonprofits can play the role of mentor…

Story Wars: Interview with Jonah Sachs, Part 1

 Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Jonah Sachs, author of Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell  – and Live – the Best Stories Will Rule the Future.  Below is the transcript from the first part of that interview. You can also listen to the whole interview now- it’s a little over 20 minutes long. We…

How Does Work Get on Your Plate?

As I’ve been writing my new book on nonprofit content strategy (due in December, published in late Spring 2013), I’ve been thinking about all the different factors that influence what nonprofit marketers put on both their editorial calendars and their personal to-do lists. I asked this question on Facebook yesterday about who puts unexpected work on…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 14, 2012

Happy Friday! It’s once again time for some delicious Mixed Links. Crisis Management and Communications Melissa Agnes has a new report on Social Media Crisis Planning For Non-Profit Organizations. The Chronicle of Philanthropy shares Why Livestrong Will Survive Lance Armstrong’s Struggles. I also recently did a presentation on nonprofit social media crisis communications for the Virginia…

Creative Ideas for Nonprofit Writers for October and Beyond

“Content is King,” they say. While that may be true, “they” don’t mention how hard it is trying to come up with fresh ideas that resonate with 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 an e-newsletter…

How to Get the Most from Your Evergreen Content

Last week, I talked about what evergreen content is, why you need it, and where to use it. Evergreen content is great for search engine optimization and for helping you think about how you are organizing your website. But my favorite benefit of producing evergreen content is how perfect it is for repurposing, which saves…

Evergreen Content – Why You Need It and Where It Goes

Evergreen content is information that stays fresh from season to season, much like an evergreen tree.  You may not need to change it all, or to only make minor tweaks from time to time. Evergreen content often takes these forms: How to articles or tutorials Top ten or “best of” lists Core principals, ideas or…