7 Changes to Make in 2014 [Infographic and Recording]

Over 1,000 nonprofits registered for our free webinar 7 Changes to Make in 2014 where we reviewed several steps you could take to keep your nonprofit’s marketing and fundraising moving in the right direction in 2014, no matter your experience on the topic. We got such a great response to our action steps, we decided…

Your Job Title Can Change Your View of Communications

One of the more interesting parts of this year’s 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is how the responses vary by job title. This is the first year that we asked for job title, as well as age (that’s another post). Take what you consider to be a top communications challenge, for example. If you are…

Stupid Things You Should Stop Doing [+ Giveaway]

Working the last weeks of the year can be a drag. Kids are out of school. Co-workers are taking vacations.  Let us help make your day a little brighter with some free stuff! Today we continue our book giveaway for our readers. So whether you are stuck at work or a nonprofit marketing geek  who…

Creating the Annual Report Your Supporters Really Want to See

Creating an annual report might be a daunting task, but it is a nonprofit management best practice. Your donors want to know what you have been doing with their money before they will give again. And if you aren’t looking at your annual report as a fundraising tool, then you need to think again. Your…

Your Top 5 Challenges for 2014 [Early Survey Results]

We’ve heard from about 1,500 nonprofits so far via our Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014 — please add your voice now if you aren’t in that 1,500! We’ll close the survey on Tuesday, December 3. The preliminary survey results identify these top five challenges for nonprofit communications pros in 2014: 1. Lack of time to…

Your Top 7 Nonprofit Marketing Training Priorities [Survey Results]

Last month, we asked for your feedback on training topics for our 2014 Webinar Series. Today I’m sharing the top seven most popular webinar topics out of the list of 14 we gave you, in order, along with our plans to meet those needs. Also, congrats to three winners of All-Access Passes through the random…

Early Results: Marketers More Overworked than Fundraisers?

We are asking for your predictions and insights this month for the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Please take the trends survey now. As of right now, 415 nonprofit staff have completed the survey. We are asking a new question this year: Do you feel overworked, underworked, or is your workload about right? The preliminary results…

Want to Write Faster AND More Effectively? [FREE Webinar]

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers is producing all of the content you need to do your job well. Everywhere you look on your to-do list is something new that you need to write – direct mail, emails, newsletters, your website, social media, blog posts, advertising, proposals . . . it…

Making Better Nonprofit Marketing Decisions

We cover a lot of topics during our six-month Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program: 1. Defining and Understanding Who You Are Communicating With – January 2. Refining Your Messaging and Calls to Action – February 3. Finding the Right Personality for Your Communications – March 4. Mapping Out Your Content Strategy and Calendar – April…