2007

Kivi Leroux Miller launched NonprofitMarketingGuide.com as one of the first blogs written exclusively for nonprofit communicators.

2008

We launched one of the first webinar series specifically on nonprofit communications and marketing topics.

Kivi began delivering keynotes and workshops at national nonprofit and association conferences across the United States.

2009

We first released one of our most popular downloads, The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job.

Kristina Leroux, Kivi’s sister, joined the Nonprofit Marketing Guide team as a virtual assistant.

2010

Kivi’s first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, was published by Jossey-Bass (Wiley).

We began blogging Monday through Friday, instead of just two or three times a week.

2011

We launched the Communications Director Mentoring Program, a comprehensive six-month training and coaching program for nonprofit communications professionals.

We released the first Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

We launched the monthly “Nonprofit Writing Prompts” newsletter.

We began hosting webinars by fundraising legend Tom Ahern.

2012

Kristina stepped into a new role as our Community Engagement Manager.

2013

Kivi’s second book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money was published by Jossey-Bass (Wiley).

2014

Content Marketing for Nonprofits won the prestigious Terry McAdam Book Award.

Kivi became a Certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching

2016

Kristina became a full partner in Nonprofit Marketing Guide LLC and our Chief Operating Officer.

We released data documenting the importance of a strong working relationship between the executive director and the communications staff.

2017

We released data for the first time about the four most popular types of communications teams in the nonprofit sector, including the pros and cons of each type. We also shared extensive data on how communications teams can measure their own effectiveness.

2018

Kivi’s third book, CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofits Communications for Great Results, was published by Bold & Bright Media, which Kivi co-founded with Antionette Kerr.

Kivi became a Transform Your Boundaries ® Certified Trainer.

2019

We released data on the most common nonprofit marketing strategies, communications team sizes and budgets, and team salaries.

2020

We released the 10th Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, including new data on communications objectives in the nonprofit sector, and a warning about how nonprofits were managing their email and social media channels. 

Partially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we designed new ways to present training online that we used to present in-person in two highly engaging, interactive formats. Our Jump Starters and Master Classes allow participants to meet and collaborate with other communications directors and to accomplish real work they can use in their organizations.

Today

You can join our community of passionate, committed, and inspiring nonprofit communications professionals!