How Nonprofit Comms Staff Are Getting Training

We asked a new set of questions about professional development for communications staff in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey this year.  We wanted to know the kinds of training people were participating in. No surprise, webinars were the most popular. But I was also happy to see that local, regional, and national conferences ranked…

Communications Directors Are Great Writers and Lousy Designers?

In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, we asked participants to rate themselves on some common skills that communications directors need. (The survey closes this Friday, so please take it now if you haven’t already!) According to the preliminary data, nonprofit communications pros overall say they are best at: Creating relevant and engaging messaging Copywriting…

What Will You Do Less of in 2018?

We’re asking that question in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. So far, here’s the word cloud of answers from nearly 300 communications pros. See the trend? “Reactive communications instead of proactive” “Random social media posts” “Busy work and meetings” “Fewer events” What about you? Get your experiences included in the report by taking the…

Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have

Do you want to know the answers to these questions: How effective do nonprofit communicators feel on specific goals like community engagement, brand and reputation management, and supporting major donor fundraising? How much content does a typical communications team produce, and how often do they use different communications channels? How do communications pros rate their…

Take the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now

It’s our most popular download of the year: The Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We answer the burning questions that nonprofit communications pros have about their work and their colleagues in the sector. Our ability to produce this report is entirely dependent on your participation in the annual survey, which is now online. Please take the…