Create a Communications Request Form to Make Life Easier

Last month Kivi did a webinar called “Simple Rules” for Communications Directors: How to Create Easy Routines, Speed Up Your Work, and Get More Done, Painlessly. We asked if anyone had any examples of how they make their work easier and Carly Matthew at The Crisis Center in Iowa City, Iowa had a great one! She developed a Google…

Conversation Bubbles

How to Make Your Nonprofit Writing More Conversational

Are you struggling to inspire your readers? It may be your style of writing. Many of the words we use in our writing would never come out of our mouths in everyday conversation. You need to write like you’re in a conversation as opposed to a lecture. Who wants to be lectured to? Not your…

Seeking Examples of Nonprofits Collaboratively Marketing Programs and Services

  I am working on a new keynote presentation that I’ll be giving in late June on how nonprofits can collaborate on marketing communications. I would love to feature your organization in my presentation if you’ve been involved in anything like . . . Developing a new brand to represent products/services from multiple nonprofits Jointly…

Week of Freebies, Day 1: Storybanking and Photobanking

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.  We know lots of you have questions about how to store and manage your stories and photos. We’ve researched various tools, conducted interviews, and talked to the pros to bring you: Storybanking and Photobanking: How to Organize Stories…

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text. With the proliferation of smartphones with good cameras, it’s easier than ever for everyone on staff, regardless of writing talents…