Crying in Your Car After Work? You Have Two Options

Earlier today I interviewed an awesome nonprofit communications director about how she transformed the culture of communications at her organization. I’ll share her name and story soon, but one experience she mentioned can’t wait, because I know someone reading this blog needs to hear this message today. If you are crying in your car at…

Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content And How to Solve Them

Stop Wasting Time with Bad Content Does your content capture imagination? Does it spark emotions? Does it make people want to stand up and yell, “YES! I WILL SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE!” If not, then you should join Peter Panepento TOMORROW for: The 6 Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content…And How to Solve Them 60-Minute Webinar…

Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? [Anonymous Survey]

At the end of the month author and psychotherapist Sarri Gilman is joining us for a two-part webinar series called Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results. It’s part of our CALM training for nonprofit communicators. We’re trying to prevent burnout, prepare you for challenges, and address the workaholic, self-martyr culture that plague many nonprofits. It’s the…

Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW! May 1 & 2 – Creating Awesome Email Newsletters Learn how to create a newsletter worthy of the time you are investing in it. Registration is $119 for Part 1, $199 for Parts 1 and 2 or Free with an All-Access Pass Learn More…

Will You Be the Next to Apologize?

Nonprofit Communications Is Changing. But Are You Changing With It? Yes, nonprofits are supposed to help the world, but that doesn’t make them immune from making huge mistakes and hurting people. Read the recent headlines: “National Geographic Apologizes for Past Racist Coverage,” “Nonprofit Leader Involved in Sexual Harassment Scandal,” etc, etc. Language and behaviors that were…

Hot Topics in April: Direct Mail, Modern Media Relations, and Supportive Nonprofit Cultures

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: On the Blog: Antionette Kerr will talk about Confrontation versus Conversations on the 5th. Peter Panepento will be back on the 26th. Kivi will talk about building a positive culture of communications at your nonprofit throughout the month. I usually publish our Day in the Life of a…

How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications

If you missed it, Antionette Kerr’s blog post from last week talked about “crunchy” conversations – those discussions when someone says something offensive and your body immediately reacts negatively. Whether it’s a straight-up racist uncle at Thanksgiving or a well-meaning, but clueless, co-worker, we’ve all felt the “crunch” at one time or another. Or maybe…

12 Marketing Blogs Nonprofit Communicators Should Read

It’s a blessing that we have so many awesome bloggers to follow in the nonprofit marketing and fundraising communications world. It’s also a curse — too many to follow gets overwhelming fast! To help combat the overwhelm while still actively encouraging you to keep reading, Kristina curates content for you in our Friday Mixed Links…

5 Considerations for Your #NPCOMM Professional Development Plan

  Earlier today on Facebook Live (watch the recording now), I shared five considerations for creating a professional development plan in the nonprofit communications and marketing field. #1: Live Your Life in Draft. This doesn’t mean that everything stays hidden in draft and never published. In fact, it’s the opposite: freely publish and edit again…

How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Forge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan We know you don’t always have the budget for training. That’s why every few months we offer a deeply discounted webinar. Join us this Thursday for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY webinar: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan 60-minute webinar with Kivi Leroux…

Hot Topics in March: Development Plans, Co-Workers Using Offensive Language, Photography, and More

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Mar 1 & 2: Writing a Fabulous Case for Support Learn how to create a case statement that inspires donors to give. Registration is $199 (Part 1 took place earlier today, but you will get the recording as soon as you register for Part 2)…

Writing a Fabulous Case for Support

Your case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it. It answers a donor’s first question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?” With an irresistible case for support, you’ll quickly win donor support for your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings,…