S, M, L, XL: Why Responsive Website Design is the Best Strategy for Different Size Screens

In this post, one of our favorite graphic designers, Julia Reich, toots the horn for responsive design, explaining why she decided on responsive design for the new Stone Soup Creative website; why she and her team will endeavor to build it into sites they’ll be designing for their clients from here on in; and why…

Software to Help You Find Your Perfect Photos Instantly

If your organization takes a lot of photos and needs a way to organize them, then Jennifer Charney, communication manager at Save the Redwoods League may have the solution you need. ~Kivi Guest Post by Jennifer Charney of Save the Redwoods League As nonprofit communicators, we’re always hunting for compelling photos to inspire our audiences. Often, it’s a…

How to Get Better Stories from Your Staff and Board

Earlier this month, I wrote a post on ways to get your board involved with your communications and marketing. Kathy Swayze, who recently led a storytelling webinar for us, shares some more ideas on getting your board (and staff members) to capture better stories for your organization. ~Kivi  Guest Post by Kathy Swayze, Impact Communications Do…

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…

Think You Know Your Audience? Yeah, So Did I

Yesterday, I shared a worksheet to help you create personas, which is a technique to focus your communications on the people who matter most to your success. Today, Haila Yates shares the story of how her nonprofit is using the personas they are creating to make better marketing and communications decisions.  ~Kivi Guest Post by…

Curate Like Costco to Tackle Information Overload and Market Your Mission #13NTC

Sadly, we couldn’t make it to every session at Nonprofit Technology Conference, but luckily we have some great friends who were willing to write about the ones they attended. We met Sonja Barisic, director of marketing and communications of St. Mary’s Home, our first night there after showing up extremely late to the Blackbaud Reception. She graciously…

Comparing Insights on Communications at Small Nonprofits

Last month as we released the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, the folks at Wild Apricot were in the midst of publishing their Small Membership Insight Survey Report. Their focus on small organizations prompted Lori Halley to ask me to review our data to see how small nonprofits – with annual budgets under $250,000 –…