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Blog Post Archive

GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Congratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome? Nope! Welcome them – quickly, warmly, sincerely. The welcome email may be the single most important email you send. Show More Summary

Before and After – This Website Redesign Lowered Bounce Rates Significantly

Your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page. So what does that mean when you have bounce rates of over 50%. It means you need to redesign your website! Mentoring Program participant Rosie Aquila of Iona Senior Services shares how her organization drastically lowered […]

How to Build Trust in Your #NPCOMM Competence

    Do you recognize any of these scenarios? Your boss is a perfectionist which makes him nitpicky and hypercritical of your work because he believes it reflects poorly on him if it is not just so. Even though your boss knows you can do the work, she still thinks she can do it better, […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Teresa Arnold

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. In 2009 Teresa Arnold […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday, everyone! Join me for some of the best Mixed Links around… Something that could help you with your nonprofit communiations – How to Add Color and Richness to Your Writing … Without Making Us Want to Barf. Beth Kanter reviews Julia Campbell’s book Storytelling in the Digital Age. Wild Apricot shares 49 Popular Nonprofit […]

7 Reasons Why This Gen X Nonprofit Marketer Has Fallen In Love With Slack

As an independent marketing and communications consultant, I work with a wide variety of clients, from nonprofits of all sizes, to agencies, to training companies. Lately, when we begin working together, figuring out how we’ll communicate and manage communications and projects, I inquire, “Do you email? Or Slack.” I’ve used Basecamp, Asana and Trello. Skype […]

Promote Your Organization with Hashtags

You probably know that hashtags are words or phrases with the hash symbol (#) in front of them. The hash symbol creates a link and clicking on that hashtag will bring up other posts with that tag. Hashtags are used by everyone from individuals with 10 followers to big corporations and celebrities with millions of […]

8 Productivity Practices You Might Want to Try

It’s tough to implement methods that keep your nonprofit marketing organized and on track when you can’t effectively manage your own time, attention and energy. Here are 8 productivity practices that have worked for me in some way or another at various times in my career and that I know have worked for other communications […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Wendy Hayes

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Wendy Hayes is the […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

How was your week, good friends? Share some Mixed Links with me…. Julia Reich shares The 5 “Dos” of Brand Personality. If you deal with sensitive issues or have haters on social media, HootSuite is doing a free webinar – Keeping Your Brand Safe on Social. QGiv answers 6 Questions You’ve Been Afraid to Ask about Donation […]

Maximize the Post Gift Glow: The Art of Thanking Donors

Giving to charity is the neurological equivalent of winning the lottery! So why do 3 out of 4 donors not make a second gift? It may be that you aren’t taking advantage of the “post gift glow” – that feeling donors have right after they give. You know the one – you feel great about […]

5 Ways to Make Progress Daily and Keep Your #NPCOMM Work on Track

Making a little progress every day is really important to staying motivated and happy in your work. But when you feel like you are getting pulled in a hundred different directions, as many nonprofit communicators are, that can be tough. Experts recommend that you develop “progress rituals.” Here are 5 I like. Let us know […]

Why Visitors Abandon Your Website (And How to Fix It)

Don’t let your website visitors get away! Use these tips from Spencer Brooks of Brooks Digital. ~Kristina Guest Post by Spencer Brooks Last year, I uncovered some data that shocked me. I was browsing through one of our client’s Google Analytics reports when I came across an alarming trend. There, in the demographic data, lay […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Alison Zaccone

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Alison Zaccone is a […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Let’s dive right into our Mixed Links… Looking for photos that won’t cost an arm and a leg? M+R shares 8 Awesome Resources for Stock Photos When You’re on a Tight Budget. More tips for those of us who are not professional graphic designers, but still have to do it for our job – 20 Most […]

What’s Going On in June

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: June 6 & 8: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money, Parts 1 and 2, with Tom Ahern Learn everything you need to know about donor newsletters. Registration for Part 1 is $99 | Registration for Parts 1 and 2 is $199 Learn More and Register […]

10 #NPCOMM Experiments Everyone Should Try – What Belongs on List?

I am a big fan of experimenting with your marketing and fundraising communications. I think that’s how you learn what works best and how you make progress, step by step, test by test. In my next book, I want to include a list of 10 experiments that every nonprofit should try with its communications. For […]

4 Donor Newsletter Changes to Increase Donations

Thinking of axing your donor newsletter because it costs more than it’s worth? WAIT! It’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong. Luckily we have a smart guy like Tom Ahern around to set us straight! Register for next week’s two-part webinar series presented by […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday! My kids just got out of school so I really need some Mixed Drinks..I mean Links… Kivi is doing a free webinar for Bloomerang, June 1st, on What a Communications Plan Should Look Like. Last week Vu Le at Nonprofit AF, posted How Donor-Centrism Perpetuates Inequity, and Why We Must Move Toward Community-Centric Fundraising. This obviously […]

My Five Rules for Repurposing Your Content #npcomm Style

Repurposing your content is essential to your success. You don’t have enough time to create original content constantly, and your community needs to hear your messages and calls to action in clear and consistent ways over and over anyway.  Repurposing content makes sense, and it works! I like simple rules. So I created five of them to […]

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