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Blog Post Archive

Measuring Your Communications Effectiveness: 3 Concepts to Keep in Mind

Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications is a complicated puzzle. You have the effectiveness of specific channels like your website or Facebook page. Those depend on the effectiveness of the content you create. That depends on the effectiveness of your editorial calendar. That in turn depends on your larger marketing strategy, which depends on […]

6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

Last month I told you that no, blogging is not dead. But I know several of you read that and replied, “Gee, that’s really great, Kristina. Now tell that to my blog!” So for those of you who have struggling blogs either because no one is reading them or you can’t think of anything good to […]

How Nonprofit Leaders Should Use Twitter

Nonprofit leaders should be using Twitter! Becoming a thought leader or just a good ED or CEO means listening to and connecting with your constituents regarding your core issues. And the best social media network to use for that is Twitter. Join us next Thursday as online campaign and social media expert, Kerri Karvetski, presents: […]

Give Us the Inside Scoop on Your Job

Let’s get down to the real nitty gritty! Are you chugging coffee all day? Do you hate your donor management system? Do you have the best co-workers? Tell me all about it! It’s my monthly call for submissions for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series, and I want you to  share all the […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Did you have a good week? Let’s end it the right way with some Mixed Links… Looking to add a little spark to your social media plans? Try these 4 Easy Ways to Take Social Media Marketing to the Next Level. But when you do, make sure you use these 12 Quick Editing Tips for Social […]

6 Time-Saving Scheduling Tools Recommended by Fellow Nonprofits

Scheduling a meeting shouldn’t be hard. But all too often, it feels like: via GIPHY The back-and-forth is enough to suck your soul dry. Thankfully, there are apps to improve the process. I’ve used a few of these myself, and recently asked fellow nonprofit professionals which apps they use to book appointments, office hours and […]

Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media

Are you… Tired of begging for media coverage? Wondering how to engage social media activists and citizen journalists? Or wanting more control over telling your own stories? The good news is you don’t have to rely on journalists to cover your nonprofit and hope they get your story right. In addition to that “Earned Media” […]

What’s Happening in September

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: September 7: Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media with Antionette Kerr Learn the three types of media and how you can get better at each of them. Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register September […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

I hope you OWNED this week as well as you could! Time to wrap it up though with some Mixed Links… If you are interested in next year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans, voting has opened for possible sessions. Social Fish breaks down their Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks. (Kivi’s are included!) M+R gives us The 2017 Social […]

How and When to Use ‘Off the Record’ Conversations With the Media

Your nonprofit has a number of tools at its disposal to help it build relationships with reporters and guide news coverage. One of the least talked about — yet potentially most dangerous — of these tools is going “off the record”. For most nonprofit media relations professionals, going off the record is rarely necessary. But, if […]

Three Steps to Getting Your Followers to Say “Yes!”

Much of our work in nonprofit marketing and fundraising is about persuasion. How can we convince people to support our work with their time or money or to change their own behaviors? It all starts with asking for what we need in a clear, convincing way. Here are three steps to getting people to give, volunteer, or […]

Your Advice for New Communications Directors?

Many of the people who participate in our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community and training programs are new communications directors. Either they are personally new to the role, or they are the first person to step into a newly created director job, or they are filling a director job that’s been vacant for awhile. No matter […]

What Reporters Really Want

Are you still sending the same cookie-cutter press releases? Journalism has changed a lot over the last few years, and those just don’t cut it anymore. You need to meet reporters where they are now and take a more personal approach. But becoming a trusted source doesn’t happen overnight. Luckily, we have an expert who […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday! Let’s celebrate the end of another week with some Mixed Links… If you want to know how others write, see 6 Writing and Productivity Rituals from the Copyblogger Creative Team. Beth Kanter gives us a Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings. Boost Facebook posts? Things are changing – Facebook Culls 17 Types of Posts that Pages […]

Poor Coverage? No Coverage? No Problem! Earned Media Isn’t the Only Game In Town

We’ll be talking a lot about media in the next couple of weeks with guests Peter Panepento and Antionette Kerr (today’s guest blogger). Next Tuesday, August 29th, Peter will lead What Reporters Really Want: Building Media Relationships That Get Real Results. Then Antionette will present Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media on […]

CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where

Peer pressure works. Strangers make the smallest gifts. And love ‘em or hate ‘em, matches and prizes drive donations. These are some of the insights offered in the Donation Trends by Channel: 2016 Donor Data Report by online fundraising platform Kimbia and nonprofit marketing agency Strength in Members. The report uses data from 1.2 million […]

Keynotes and Workshops for Your Next Conference

I’ve updated the list of speaking topics on our website to better reflect the work I am doing these days.  Here are few of the newer topics. For a complete list, see the keynotes and workshops sections. If you’d like me to present at your next event, here are some additional details. How to Stay […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Tiffany Magennis

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. Tiffany Magennis is the […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Let’s wrap up this week with some Mixed Links… If you are Not Sure What to Post on Social Media, here are 10 Content Ideas That Work. Did you ever think You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing Yourself? The Nonprofit Tech Carnival for this month has been published. The theme was […]

Creating a Partnership Between Fundraisers and Marketers [TOMORROW]

Do your fundraising and communications staffs work together well? It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page. Especially if neither department has a clear understanding of what the other one is trying to do. It’s a problem we hear a lot, so that’s we’ve developed a BRAND NEW WEBINAR with the help […]

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