Find Your Marketing Maturity Level by Answering Two Questions

We’ve taken our experience working with nonprofit communicators like you and all of the research we’ve done via our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and created a new way for nonprofit communicators to manage their professional development called the Five Levels of Marketing Maturity. And to find your Marketing Maturity Level, all you have to do is…

Your Professional Development Plan Is Up To You #NPCOMMLIFE

If you’re expecting your organization to create your professional development plan, you are making a big mistake. Nonprofit communications work is constantly evolving, and that means the skills and experiences needed to be effective are changing just as fast. Join us next week for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY webinar that will show you how to create a professional…

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What’s Your Marketing Maturity Level? Take this Super-Fast Quiz and Find Out!

Seriously, this quiz is only two multiple-choice questions, but don’t let me get ahead of myself… Our New Approach to Training that Meets You Where You Are In 2019, we are introducing a new way for you to manage your professional development called the Five Levels of Marketing Maturity. After more than a decade of training…

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…

My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose

  In a field that is constantly changing and evolving, like nonprofit communications and marketing, it can be hard to create a professional development plan. Sure, there are bedrock concepts and skills that don’t change much, like the importance of target audiences and clear calls to action and evergreen skills like good copywriting and storytelling. …

3 Ways to Get Promoted from Coordinator to Director

Through our All-Access Pass training program and our Communications Director Mentoring Program, I meet many nonprofit communicators who are in coordinator or assistant positions and who want very much to be promoted to the manager or director level. We also work with communications directors who are working toward VP or C-Suite (“Chief of”) jobs. While…

How Nonprofit Comms Staff Are Getting Training

We asked a new set of questions about professional development for communications staff in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey this year.  We wanted to know the kinds of training people were participating in. No surprise, webinars were the most popular. But I was also happy to see that local, regional, and national conferences ranked…

Communications Directors Are Great Writers and Lousy Designers?

In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, we asked participants to rate themselves on some common skills that communications directors need. (The survey closes this Friday, so please take it now if you haven’t already!) According to the preliminary data, nonprofit communications pros overall say they are best at: Creating relevant and engaging messaging Copywriting…