Let’s Hear Your Stories from Interviewing Donors, Volunteers and Clients

Kristina and I were looking over our Google Analytics a couple of weeks ago, and noticed that one relatively old article on our site consistently gets a lot of traffic, month in and month out: Interview Questions to Help You Write Great Donor, Volunteer and Client Profiles for Your Newsletters. So we thought we should update…

Creating a Culture Where Everyone is a Marketer

“Marketing” is still considered a dirty word by some and misunderstood by many in the nonprofit world despite how important it is to furthering your good cause. Beth Ann Spiegel shares some tips on how to get your colleagues on board. ~Kivi Guest Post by Beth Ann Spiegel, Fund Development and Communications Associate of The Arc…

What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Can you help me answer this question? “My name is Matt Silva, and I work for a nonprofit based in San Francisco called EARN. At EARN, we give low-income working families the power to create prosperity for generations. I’m a member of EARN’s first-ever communications team, and we’re thinking strategically about what roles and functions…

Your Advice? Social Media on Serious Stuff

During my webinars and workshops on how nonprofits can use social media successfully, I often urge nonprofit staff to take a friendly, fun, and more light-hearted approach to their social media communications. But that’s often a tough sell with organizations that deal with very serious issues, like abuse, rape and death.  Obviously those situations do…