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Let’s Find the Best Nonprofit Blogs

The quest is on to find the best nonprofit blogs. With apologies to amazing voices such as Vu Le and Beth Kanter (and the founder of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Kivi Leroux Miller), this search doesn’t include those who write blogs about nonprofits. This is an effort to find great blogs produced by nonprofits themselves. Blogs…

How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

Photo credit: gotcredit.com For many smaller and mid-sized nonprofits, media relations isn’t a stand-alone function. It’s an activity that is part of someone’s job — or it’s something that is tag-teamed by multiple people. Often, that’s all you need. But there are times when your in-house resources simply aren’t enough and you need to hire…

The Secret Ingredient That Will Help Your Next Media Pitch Stand Out

Nonprofits face an uphill battle when they pitch stories to the media. Today’s reporters get bombarded by a constant array of pitches from organizations that are competing for their limited attention and time. Many of these pitches are legitimately interesting — but these reporters only have the time and space to cover a fraction of…

The 3 Ingredients You Need to Turn Your Expert Into a Thought Leader

Have you ever noticed that some nonprofit leaders seem to be everywhere in the media? They are featured in magazine profiles. They show up on TV. They get quoted regularly when reporters are looking for experts. The cynical among us might dismiss their media success, saying that they get attention because they are good looking. Or…

Expert Advice about Online Newsrooms Part 2: From SEO to Analytics

We’re back with more of L. Danielle Baldwin’s expert advice related to online newsrooms. L. Danielle Baldwin is an award-winning digital strategist with more than 20 years of experience in design, content and media strategy, and web development. She has led social media and marketing efforts for notable startups and socially-conscious nonprofits as well as…

Expert Advice about Online Newsrooms, Part 1: Great Content

Throughout my years as a reporter with stressful deadlines, I’ve learned to appreciate companies with good online newsrooms on their websites. So I wasn’t surprised to find when we began conducting interviews with journalists for our Modern Media Relations book that vibrant online press rooms are more likely to make you a media darling and…