So You Made an Audience Persona. Now What?

Back in April, Beth Hallowell wrote a great guest post for us on How a Little Communications Research Can Yield Big Results. Today she is back to talk to you about supporter journeys and how to create an effective one. ~Kristina Guest Post by Beth Hallowell So you made an audience persona. That’s awesome! Audience…

What Should You Measure? Ask These 5 Questions First

I just finished up our two-part webinar series on how to measure the effectiveness of your communications work. (If you missed it, All-Access Pass Holders get access to the recordings). Part of the challenge with answering the “what should we measure” and “what numbers should I pay attention to” questions for nonprofits is that it…

6 Ways to Show More Personality in Your Content

A few months ago, we talked about How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content and broke down why we need to see your nonprofit’s personality in your communications. At the end of that post, we listed 50 positive personality traits and asked you to pick three to five that you wanted your supporters to associate with…

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…

How a Little Communications Research Can Yield Big Results

In order to have an effective communications strategy, you need to know who your people are and what they care about. Beth Hallowell joins us today to share some ideas on how to do that. ~Kristina Guest Post by Beth Hallowell Every nonprofit communications team knows that the secret to good marketing is that it’s not…

Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill, Director of Marketing at CrowdRise Nonprofits are used to holding their narratives…

6 Ways to Stop Reacting All the Time and Get More Strategic

I’ve been traveling and speaking this week at both BloomCon and the Peer to Peer Professional Forum Conference, so no Facebook Live show. But I did want to encourage you to check out last week’s show where I talked about six different strategies for being more strategic and reacting less. That’s a frequent refrain from…

What to Do Now That Your Fundraising Campaign Is Over

You should use every event and campaign as a learning experience. Today’s post gives you some ideas what to do after it’s all over. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill Your event or campaign is officially over and it was incredible. You hit your donation goals, spread awareness about your mission, recruited new fundraisers, and so…