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CommunicationsCommunication is the art of conveying information and includes not only verbal interchange, but also printed materials, websites, & email. Because people are inundated with messages every day, in so many ways, how we choose to communicate with our target audience is critical to the success of our communications. The resources on this page strive to cover not only the tools of communication, but also the best practices to create effective communications.

Facebook Basics for Social Media Management: Profiles and Pages and Groups, Oh My!

Source: Lexian Management Associates
Lauriane Lebrun of Lexian Management Associates explains the various kinds of pages and groups on Facebook and how you might want to use them for your organization.
Posted on: July 11, 2019
Topics: Communications | Marketing | Social Media

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Posted on: October 10, 2018
Topics: Online Tools | Cost savings | Featured

How Nonprofit Branding Strengthens Impact

Source: PhilanTopic
Matt Schwartz of MSDS, a nonprofit- and education-focused design and branding firm, explains the key components and importance of nonprofit brands in a post for the PhilanTopic blog.
Posted on: June 9, 2015
Topics: Communications | Marketing

How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Brands on Twitter

Source: Beth's Blog
Beth Kanter talks to employees at Human Rights Watch about how they leverage employee's personal Twitter accounts by offering training and policies that encourage participation.
Posted on: March 31, 2015
Topics: Communications | Marketing | Social Media

12 Stock Photography Sites for Nonprofits

Source: Nonprofit MarCommunity
Angela de Burger, Communications Manager at YMCA Canada, shares a list of her favorite free and paid stock photography sites to help you take your marketing visuals to the next level.
Posted on: March 16, 2015
Topics: Communications | Marketing | Online Tools | Social Media

7 Reasons Why NPOs Should Shift Focus from Earned Media to Owned Media

Source: Bloomerang
Bloomerang recommends nonprofits examine their balance of earned vs. owned media, listing 7 reasons why organizations should start shifting more towards owned media.
Posted on: October 18, 2013
Topics: Communications | Marketing

9 Steps to Smarter, More Effective Email

Source: Big Duck
Big Duck, a nonprofit communications agency, recently hosted a blog carnival on email best practices, and shared 10 articles chock full of great email tips and tricks.
Posted on: September 27, 2013
Topics: Communications | Fundraising | Marketing

Why Nonprofits Need to Be Storytellers

Source: Bridgespan
To Andy Goodman, a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications, storytelling is integral to a nonprofit’s ability to advance its mission. Stories can shape people; they can inspire them to think and act differently. Stories are what can connect your nonprofit’s community, funders, beneficiaries, and employees with your cause and vision. In this Q&A, Goodman discusses the importance of storytelling for nonprofits and how nonprofits and their leaders and staff can approach blending powerful stories with data to advance their organizations’ missions.
Posted on: August 22, 2013
Topics: Communications | Fundraising | Marketing

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