How Many Stars Would You Give Your Nonprofit’s Communications?

In the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, which is open for you to participate in through December 2, we are asking a new question: How would you rate the overall effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications in 2016? We give you a five-star scale, from Not At All Effective (1 star) to Extremely Effective (5 stars). The…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 18, 2016

How’s everyone holding up out there? Let’s come together and share some Mixed Links… Please take a moment to share your experiences as a nonprofit communicator in our annual (but completely revamped) Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey.  Sarah Durham talks about Managing through Game-Changing Moments. The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is asking for submissions on Why do YOU give, how…

Good and Bad News: Communicators More Strategic, But Less Focused

I just pulled some preliminary data from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. Staff from about 400 nonprofits have participated so far (add your voice now, please!) About 35% of participants say that the “extent to which strategy drives our communications work” is either somewhat better or much better. That’s the good news! But when we…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators October 28, 2016

How are all you nasty witches and warlocks out there in Nonprofit Communicatorland? Let’s finish the week with some frightfully good Mixed Links… A truly scary topic to kick things off – Credit Card and ACH Fraud: How Nonprofits Can Detect and Avoid It. Haters gonna hate. Learn how you should be Navigating Naysayers: Managing Difficult Social…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators October 14, 2016

Hope you had a great week! Today is my birthday so let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links (among other things)… If you want to create compelling content people will read, you need to let go of these 7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School. Hubspot shared an infographic on What Successful Marketing Looks Like Today.…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators October 7, 2016

What time is it? Mixed Links time! Join me, as we take a look at some good stuff from around the web on nonprofit communications and more… John Haydon talks about Features Versus Benefits in nonprofit communications. If you are in the market for volunteer management software, VolunteerPro is hosting a FREE Online Volunteer Management Software Expo Wednesday on…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 23, 2016

Ready to cap off this week with some Mixed Links? While normally everyone is telling you how awesome it is to be on social media, Nonprofit Tech for Good shares 12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media. Joe Garecht at the Fundraising Authority hosted this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival on The Best Tips for Amazing…