Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators December 2, 2016

Did everyone have a good week? I hope so! Let’s wind things down with some Mixed Links… CLOSES TONIGHT! If you haven’t already, PLEASE take a moment to complete our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey.  You’ll be invited to a special preview webinar in addition to helping thousands of your fellow nonprofit communicators who download the Trends…

Are You Getting Paid the National Average?

For the second year in a row, we are asking nonprofit communications directors and coordinators to share their salaries with us, so we can provide some benchmarks for you in your conversations about your own compensation. The salary question is part of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, which closes on Friday, December 2. …

Are Print, Email, Website and Social Media Equally Time Consuming?

If you look at the preliminary results from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, email marketing, print marketing, the website/blog and social media marketing are almost identical in the rankings for how much time nonprofit staff are spending on them. This chart shows a weighted average where 2 is “a limited amount of time” and 3…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 25, 2016

I hope everyone isn’t too stuffed to share some Mixed Links… We’d love for you to take a moment to share your experiences as a nonprofit communicator in our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey.  You’ll be invited to a special preview webinar in addition to helping thousands of your fellow nonprofit communicators. If you need to…

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.…