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…

Be One of the 100 Nonprofits Featured in My New Book

Have you shared your nonprofit communications story with me yet? I’m writing the follow-up to my first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (Amazon) this year, and my goal is to include the nonprofit communications stories of 100 different nonprofits. I’m collecting stories via a series…

End Your Writer’s Block with my Nonprofit Writing Prompts

I try to blog everyday. Then, I also have to write articles for my weekly e-newsletter. Plus write another newsletter to my All-Access Pass Holders, not to mention updating Facebook and Twitter. I’m not going to lie – it’s tough sometimes to come up with ideas. I’ve been there, staring at the computer hoping inspiration…