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10 Ways to Keep a Story Concise & Inspiring

Weekly, maybe even daily people ask me, "How do I a share a concise, moving story?" I’m passionate about sharing stories about the impact of your work. When you tell a well-crafted story you cause listeners and reader to want to do MORE. Show More Summary

Save Time by Cloning Your Volunteer Opportunities

Work smarter rather than harder, and recruit better, more qualified volunteers in less time.

Writing the Perfect, Targeted Volunteer Opportunity

Are the volunteer opportunities you're writing attracting the right volunteers to your cause?

Find The Right Volunteers Faster with One-Click Reposting

Learn about VolunteerMatch's most popular member benefit and an essential time-saver: one-click reposting!

How to Collect Donor Data Without Being Annoying

Do you worry you’re being too intrusive when you ask for information about your supporters? Today, Rachel Clemens shares some tips on getting that information the right way. ~Kristina Guest Post by Rachel Clemens of Mighty Citizen One...Show More Summary

5 Considerations for Your #NPCOMM Professional Development Plan

  Earlier today on Facebook Live (watch the recording now), I shared five considerations for creating a professional development plan in the nonprofit communications and marketing field. #1: Live Your Life in Draft. This doesn’t mean that everything stays hidden in draft and never published. Show More Summary

How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Forge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan We know you don’t always have the budget for training. That’s why every few months we offer a deeply discounted webinar. Join us this Thursday for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY...Show More Summary

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday to you all! I have searched high and low to bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… Does your website need some help? Find out How to Design a Homepage That Converts. Show More Summary

Charity Navigator Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

Did you know that March is Music in Our Schools Month? To celebrate, Charity Navigator is highlighting a few highly-rated organizations that are helping student across the country fall in love with music. These charities are committed to remaining financially healthy and accountable, while providing outstanding youth programs. Read more »

Hot Topics in March: Development Plans, Co-Workers Using Offensive Language, Photography, and More

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Mar 1 & 2: Writing a Fabulous Case for Support Learn how to create a case statement that inspires donors to give. Registration is $199 (Part 1 took place...Show More Summary

Charity Navigator's Top 10 Tuesday: Perfect Score Charities Relying on Private Contributions

Each Tuesday, Charity Navigator features a Top 10 list of highly-rated charities that work on a particular cause or demonstrate best practices. This week we’re sharing a list of ten outstanding organizations that rely, almost entirely, on private contributions. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Help Get Your Executive Director Excited About Marketing

Not getting buy-in from your boss is one of the biggest complaints we hear from nonprofit communicators. Today, former executive director, Angela Crist will give you some tips on how to get them to come around. ~Kristina Guest Post by Angela Crist As a nonprofit communications professional, you’ve got so many ideas. Show More Summary

Highly-Rated Charities Helping Kids Find Their Love of Art

Art education provides an outlet for exploration, discovery, and self-expression. Today we’re sharing a few of the highly-rated charities working to provide kids across the country with access to this important creative outlet.  Read more »

Should You Donate to that Crowdfunding Campaign?

These days, crowdfunding campaigns are everywhere. Small charities use them to raise funds for a specific project or need. Friends use them to spread the word about a charity they’re passionate about. And they often pop up in the wake of disaster to raise money for victims or unexpected costs. Show More Summary

Interview tips for your big day

Are you looking for a job right now? If you’ve gotten to the interview stage, WAHOO! This is fabulous! Your resume was good enough! Your cover letter was good enough! Now we’re getting to the good stuff! Here are some tips to make sure you ace this interview. Don’t be forgettable. If they ask you... [Keep Reading]

Level One Donor Feedback: Fixing Things for Individuals

The first level of feedback is asking people for their thoughts and fixing problems for them. No, simply having your phone number on your website, mail, and publications and waiting for people to call is not level one feedback.  It may have been at one point, but no longer. In late 2016, I tracked every […]

Donor-Centric or Faux Donor-Centric? Check the Plumbing.

When it comes to donor-centricity/obsession/love/devotion/passion I fear many fundraisers talk a good game while ignoring the fundamental and routine practices that should exist in any organization that truly cares about its donors.Show More Summary

Are You Donor-Obsessed or Merely Donor-Centric?

Customer experience guru Gerry McGovern warns that even if a company is indeed “customer-centric” that may not be enough these days. “To truly be successful, you need to nurture a customer obsession culture within your organization.”, he warns. The Agitator  says, “Amen.” So, let’s kick ‘donor-centricity’ up a notch and focus on what makes for […]

Your donors don't trust you, and here's what you must do about it

Your donors don't trust you. Okay, that's a bit of a blanket statement, but there's some disturbing evidence for it in the form of the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer which shows crashing level of trust in public institutions in the US....Show More Summary

Book review: The one thing you need to know about fundraising (and every other kind of writing)

Book review: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sht: And Other Tough-Love Truths to Make You a Better Writer by Steven Pressfield The title of this book is some of the advice you'll ever get as a fundraiser. Once you know and internalize this truth, you can stop wasting your (and your donors') time. Show More Summary

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