The 12 Things You Are Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking – Part 2

Yesterday, Michael Michalko shared the first six of 12 things you should know about creativity. Today we learn the other six. ~Kivi Guest Post by Michael Michalko author of Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques 7. EXPECT THE EXPERTS TO BE NEGATIVE. The more expert and specialized a person becomes, the more their mindset becomes narrowed and…

The 12 Things You Are Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking – Part 1

Do you consider yourself a creative person? Is someone more creative if they actually complete those projects they have pinned on Pinterest? Authors, artists, and photographers are often categorized as “creative” but what about you as a nonprofit communications pro? If you ever thought “I wish I was more creative” then this post by Michael…

Is the Time You Spend on Social Media Worth It? FREE Webinar

Nonprofits spend considerable time creating and curating content to share on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. But most groups aren’t properly measuring whether these efforts are worth the time and cost. And it can seem like a daunting task to put together an effective strategy for collecting and analyzing data about your social-media efforts. How does one…

Time Saving Tips for Email Newsletters and Facebook

Yesterday I shared a graphic from the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report about which types of content nonprofits said they spend the most time producing, and e-newsletter articles and Facebook updates topped the list. We all have too much to do, so let’s look at some ways to save a little time as you work on your…

What’s Exciting and Scary for Nonprofit Communicators Today

In the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we have two open-ended questions where we asked you what was exciting and what was scary for you about your work in 2013. Here’s a quick summary of what we heard from you . . . What EXCITES You about 2013 New opportunities to expand your reach and…

13 Changes to Make in 2013

I just finished presenting a webinar for our All-Access Pass Holders on 13 changes to make in 2013. I’m sharing most of the deck with you here. If you’d like to watch the webinar recording, get yourself an All-Access Pass — the recording will be available tomorrow morning. We polled the webinar participants on which…

Freebies – The First 100 Days of Your Nonprofit Marketing Job

Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies. This week, we are highlighting free downloads and resources from Nonprofit Marketing Guide that are all FREE. The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job is a free e-book with a list of 100 tasks that you should try to complete within 100 days of starting your new job. The…

Top Ten Articles from 2012 at Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Yesterday I shared our Top Ten Blog Posts from 2012, and today I want to share the Top Ten Articles for 2012 on NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, our main website, in case you missed them. These are the top article pages we added in 2012, not the top pages overall. We usually send out new articles like these…

The Theory of Change Behind Nonprofit Marketing

The “Theory of Change” is a popular strategic planning model in the nonprofit world. It graphically lays out all of the building blocks required to get from where you are now to where you want to be, so that your tactics are clearly connected to your larger goals. As I was writing the first section…