Infographics as Teaching Tools – Example from Tara Collins

Infographics aren’t just for making your website or Facebook wall look pretty. Tara Collins, communications director of Watershed Agricultural Council (and a Nonprofit Marketing Guide All-Access Pass Holder), recently sent me this email on how she used infographics in an executive committee meeting to help the attendees better understand her. Here is the email: Kivi – had to…

Video Interview: VolunteerMatch’s Content Marketing Strategy

I recently interviewed Robert Rosenthal, vice president of communications and marketing at VolunteerMatch. Robert talks about how VolunteerMatch has moved away from paid advertising toward content marketing — creating multimedia content that draws people in. For VolunteerMatch, those people fall into two institutional audiences: nonprofits and corporations. Watch as Robert outlines the strategy. (Sorry the…

Consistent Messaging Across Channels: The Crawl, Walk, Run Method to Consolidated Marketing

Facebook, website, direct mail, blogs, Twitter, etc. There are so many different ways to communicate with your supporters now, but how can you make sure all of those channels are integrated? Lu Esposito shares some simple, easy steps to make sure your marketing channels are all in sync.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Lu Esposito of the…

How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit Part I

You know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” A good photograph captures your audience’s attention in ways that words can’t. And using pictures you took with your cell phone can’t do as much as professional looking photos. But who can afford a professional photographer? Marta Lindsey with TransForm shares how she handled this…

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…

Using Those Special Months on Your Editorial Calendar

After the 10 Changes to Make in 2012 webinar, I received an email from Sherry Kirschenbaum about how her organization uses an editorial calendar to organize ideas for their newsletter and media pitches. I was so impressed with how Sherry was connecting such a diverse number of those “special months” to her organization’s mission and…