How to Involve Staff in Nonprofit Branding

Earlier this month Haila Yates shared how her organization created audience personas to make better marketing decisions. Part of that process included getting the staff involved. Today, we are publishing another piece by Haila where she talks about how she got her organization’s staff involved with deciding on their messaging platform and other aspects of…

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Re-Brand?

Guest Post by Julia Reich of Julia Reich Design Last week I presented a webinar called “Help! My Logo Sucks!” for NonprofitMarketingGuide.com. In it, I made the point that it is very important to have a good organizational logo: “People are passionate and loyal to brands they feel connected to, and that doesn’t just apply to…

Three Essential Nonprofit Marketing Paths for 2011

It’s really easy for nonprofit communicators to get overwhelmed with all of the choices they have to reach out to current and potential supporters. The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report confirms that, as if there was any doubt. But don’t get sucked into a lot of tactical decisions about which tools to use without first…

The Personal-Professional Mix in Social Media: Interview with Geoff Livingston

You have to be genuine, generous, and grateful in social media to succeed, which means you have to be a real person. But if you go too far in putting yourself out there — what some people would call building your personal brand — you can overshadow the nonprofit cause that you are representing. Finding this…

Branding Your Org in Social Media – Tips from #09NTC

Yesterday I attended a workshop organized by one of my favorite bloggers (and NTC roomie) Nancy Schwartz on how you deal with branding issues for your organization within social media. The panel featured Danielle Brigida, National Wildlife Federation; Felicia Carr, National Parks Conservation Association; and Wendy Harman, American Red Cross. Nancy created a wonderful guide…

Just How Much Branding Can One Nonprofit Take?

Photo by mattlogelin on Flickr I received this question via email this week: Our organization has gone through a huge transition in the last year. We are in a new neighborhood, with a new, beautiful building, new development staff (like myself, hired for the first-time by the organization) and a new, more sophisticated look –…