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Most Comms Directors Feel Valued and Respected. If You Don’t, Get Out.

I spend a decent amount of time online where nonprofit communications staff congregate, including several Facebook Groups. Naturally, people who need help or find themselves in challenging positions post a lot more often about their situations than those who work in well-resourced, inclusive,...

Get Your 2020 Communications Training Pass

Are you ready for 2020?You could do your best work ever next year and we want to help!If you join our All-Access Pass Holder Community now through January 3, 2020, you can get ALL of your training for 2020 taken care of with one purchase of $599. (That’s $200 off the regular price.)...

Your Favorite and Least Favorite Projects This Year [Word Clouds]

We asked a new question in our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year about your most and least favorite projects. (We are closing the survey Wednesday night — take it here to get the full results before everyone else in January.)We’ll analyze this more in the coming weeks, bu...

Heating Up December: Save on 2020 Training, Annual Reports, and Communications Trends

Here’s what’s happening next month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends SurveyGet the scoop on communications trends for 2020 by taking the survey and being among the first to get the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.Take the SurveyOnline Training:Annual All...

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 29, 2019

Just because most of you in the US are not at work today doesn’t mean I am not bringing you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.  This week I have some social media and year-end tips, the next big thing in video marketing, and ...

5 Trends to Watch for Nonprofit Communicators in 2020

The coming weeks are the busiest of the year for nonprofit communicators.GivingTuesday will gobble up much of our attention during the first week of December. Then comes the critical end-of-year giving season.But as you think about how to navigate the final, frantic days of 2019, a new year beck...

Launching Campaigns a Week or More Ahead of Giving Tuesday

I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 26, which is one week before Giving Tuesday 2019.I’m getting lots of “Save the Date” email messages from nonprofits. Some of them include soft asks about giving now, ahead of Tuesday.But some nonprofits are fully launching their fundraising campaigns well ...

Stand Out from the Crowd with a Welcome Series

We have only had a little over 300 people take our 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, but if these (very) preliminary results hold, then a majority of nonprofit organizations are not sending a welcome series to new subscribers. (By “welcome series” we mean 2 or more messages.)D...

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 22, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s dive right in to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.  This week we have 2020 trends, NTC scholarship opportunities, hurt feelings, social media news, what to include in job posts and more....

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for December 2019

These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts. I send t...

Should You Stop Sending Email to Complainers?

We recently sent our entire email list through a scrubbing process. It was the first time we’d ever done that, so I was a little anxious about what we’d find.We’ve been good about removing hard bounces and anyone who complains by hitting the spam button. Those are easy to manage because we can tra...

We Are Running an Email Re-Engagement Campaign and People Have Feelings

It’s an email marketing best practice to keep a healthy mailing list. And that’s not just one of those shiny new things “marketing gurus” tell you to do that don’t really matter in the long run – having an outdated email list will affect your email deliverability.And email deliverability measures ho...
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