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Bloggers, Here’s Where Nonprofits Say They Need Your Help

I just finished presenting a free webinar with 25 real-world examples from 25 different nonprofits that communications directors can use to inspire their own work. Ever curious about what communications directors need, I asked two poll questions about where they felt they most needed more examples and inspiration for their own work product. Communications and…

Preview: Some “Top Threes” from the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

    We’ll release the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report on January 17, but here are a few “Top Three” highlights for now. Top Three Goals Where Nonprofit Communicators Feel Most Effective We asked you rate how effective your work is on a dozen different communications goals. The top three goals with the highest effectiveness…

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…

What Will You Do Less of in 2018?

We’re asking that question in the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. So far, here’s the word cloud of answers from nearly 300 communications pros. See the trend? “Reactive communications instead of proactive” “Random social media posts” “Busy work and meetings” “Fewer events” What about you? Get your experiences included in the report by taking the…

Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have

Do you want to know the answers to these questions: How effective do nonprofit communicators feel on specific goals like community engagement, brand and reputation management, and supporting major donor fundraising? How much content does a typical communications team produce, and how often do they use different communications channels? How do communications pros rate their…

Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

  In brand-new research for the 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we discovered that four types of communications teams are most prevalent in our sector. While those teams are equally distributed, that’s really where the similarities end. Only two of the team models — Integrated and Centralized — performed well on the…