The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. But what really sets apart the great writers in the nonprofit world is mastery of seven distinct types of copywriting. 1. Microcontent Microcontent refers to the short but powerful pieces of copy you find in headlines, subject lines, captions, and tweets. 2. Storytelling Nonprofit storytelling refers…

Our Top Blog Posts of 2018

Here are the Top 10 Blog Posts published by Nonprofit Marketing Guide in 2018, according to Google Analytics page views: FACEBOOK’S LATEST NEWS FEED CHANGES: WHAT NONPROFITS CAN DO by Kristina Leroux DOWNLOAD THE 2018 NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS TRENDS REPORT #NPCOMM2018 by Kristina Leroux HOW TO CREATE A FACEBOOK GROUP FROM YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE by Kristina…

6 Easy Ways to Punch Up Microcontent

Your readers will only gobble up small pieces of information at a time. Writing concisely has always been an important skill for nonprofit communicators, but email and social media have made it a necessity. To get your message across, you have to say it well and say it fast. You can’t expect supporters to dive…

Take Some of the Stress Out of This Month with These Nonprofit Writing Prompts

The end of the year is BUUUUSSY. Stressing out about trying to come up with social media posts or ideas for your blog or newsletter is the last thing you need to be doing. Use these writing prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter to help you think a little more creatively about your…

Defining Your Niche Is an Essential Part of Your Content Strategy

While you probably aren’t the only nonprofit working in your field, you could be the only one providing a certain kind of information on a specific topic to a specific type of participant or supporter. That’s your niche. Think about restaurants. Sure, there are a few places that serve cuisine from all over the world…

8 Tips for Proofreading from a Reformed Grammar Nerd

Let’s start with a cartoon in honor of Halloween: <SHUDDERS> Yesterday, I shared a few things that scare me and what I am doing about it. I also encouraged you to share what scares you too. Would “bad grammar” make your list? I didn’t include it on my list because I am actually trying to…

6 Ways to Show More Personality in Your Content

A few months ago, we talked about How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content and broke down why we need to see your nonprofit’s personality in your communications. At the end of that post, we listed 50 positive personality traits and asked you to pick three to five that you wanted your supporters to associate with…

Stuck in Endless Review Loops? Talk about the Levels of Editing

No doubt, you’ve struggled with some of these situations before: Program staff who are supposed to be reviewing for accuracy instead want to argue with your punctuation choices. Your executive director pulls the plug on an appeal letter right before the package is supposed to go to print because “it doesn’t sound like me.” Five…