Uncomplicate Your Communications Strategy

Connection Cafe

The single greatest threat to effective communications is our inability to identify and prioritize who we’re communicating with. This brings us to perhaps the second greatest threat to communications — the belief that a communication strategy is complicated.

Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends

TechImpact

No matter how you look at it, communication is key. Regardless of your mission, if you are unable to communicate with your constituents, employees, donors, or any other affiliates, accomplishing your mission becomes immeasurably more difficult.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. This episode’s guest is Michael Beall, Principal Consultant and Communications Practice Leader at Accordant Philanthropy. Topics Discussed in This Episode: How organizations often overcomplicate their communications.

Infographic: 10 Nonprofit Communication Trends From 2013

TechImpact

In 2013, nonprofits looked forward to integrating communication channels to increase effectiveness, but are hesitant to try something new. 69% of nonprofits believe their website is the most important communication channel.

Communication Breakdown: The Dangers of Getting Blacklisted

Byte Technology

In today’s world where so many businesses large and small exist and operate in a virtual world, perhaps no scenario is scarier than to have the vital lines of communication between you and your customers come to a screeching halt.

Taking Action: Optimizing your Online Communications

Byte Technology

The post Taking Action: Optimizing your Online Communications appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog. Let’s be honest: monetary donations are great, and for many non-profits the most critical element of their operations.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. This episode’s guest is Michael Beall, Principal Consultant and Communications Practice Leader at Accordant Philanthropy. Listen to the episode to learn what Michael has to say about how organizations can uncomplicate their communications strategy by prioritizing communications to different audiences, how budget fears affect communications, and how to test messaging to see what resonates with different donors.

Nonprofit Communication: Features Versus Benefits

John Haydon

The post Nonprofit Communication: Features Versus Benefits appeared first on John Haydon. Donor CommunicationI recently had the pleasure of working with a homeless services nonprofit (not named to protect the innocent).

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your tone of voice and your brand will then guide you as you actively employ the five communication styles most commonly used in the nonprofit sector. Communicating the stories of your nonprofit is the most powerful means of inspiring your donors and supporters.

Communication Plans for P2P Events

Connection Cafe

When I joined Convio after 5 years as an event fundraiser, I was first introduced to the Communication Calendar while working with the Events360 and Komen 3-Day Events. It was amazing… and I wished that I’d known about this tool while I was still managing all the communications for my special events! What’s a Communication Plan? Check out two sample communication plans in our recently published Social Media Kick Start Guide for P2P Events.

Skillful Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's tips for how to communicate more effectively come from Matt Tenney and Tim Gard , authors of the new book, The Mindfulness Edge. To achieve s killful communication , they recommend you: Prioritize listening over talking.

Infographic: 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

TechImpact

The post Infographic: 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Every result our nonprofits produce are a direct result of a conversation. Think about it. When you we’re first starting your nonprofit how many conversations were you having with your co-founders? Your family? Your friends? Chances are good there was a lot of them. In the digital era, more and more of these essential conversations […].

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Healthcare Foundations: At the Crossroads of Communication

Connection Cafe

To counter the fragile nature of trust, hospital marketing and the foundation must come together for a shared purpose: to promote, maintain, and communicate trust to their communities. Logic and healthcare trends have revealed that healthcare communications should rely more on patient stories, and use the patient’s voice to communicate more effectively. On the other hand, the foundation focuses their energy on communicating to donors—mostly partners.

Future Trends in Charity Communications #CC2020

Amy Sample Ward

Ben Matthews has just announced the launch of CharityComms 2020 , an initiative that Bright One has been spearheading in partnership with CharityComms, the professional body for charity communicators. What are your five trends you see affecting charity communications in the next 10 years?

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How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. You can use those figures to market and communicate with donors, foundations, other nonprofits and the rest of the community. Communicate what you’re learning. Use these two forces to your advantage by combining them in your communication—it’s easy.

Association Social Media Jobs – Marketing/Communications November 3

SocialFish

Here are the latest communications and marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

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Nonprofit Communications Trends Report for 2015

John Haydon

As a consultant and trainer in the nonprofit community, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Kivi publishing the first Nonprofit Communications Trends Report back in 2011, surveying 780 nonprofits.

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The Keys to Effective Communication

SocialFish

More often than not, membership organizations find their stakeholder communications to be a source of frustration for all concerned. Communications occurs best when there is an innate understanding between the sender and the receiver.

Golden Rules Of Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. Communicating Communication Effective Communication Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Paul Falcone

Nonprofit Communication Trends to Expect in 2015

Frogloop

According to the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , by NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, nonprofits are becoming more confident and more intentional about reaching out to target audiences, raising money, and retaining donors through engagement. What are your communication goals for 2015?

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Do your P2P Communications Pass the Test?

Connection Cafe

Let’s start with your communications. It’s okay, we have all been there, but it is time to stop making excuses and get serious about getting your communications in shape. Healthy communications = an increase in fundraising performance.

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2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Tech Soup Blog

What separates effective nonprofit communications teams from ineffective ones? That's one of the questions we set out to answer as part of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. communications

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your tone of voice and your brand will then guide you as you actively employ the five communication methods most commonly used in the nonprofit sector. Communicating the stories of your nonprofit is the most powerful means of inspiring your donors and supporters.

Why Communications: Why Now, Why It Matters

BoardAssist

One great way they often do that is by helping the nonprofit they are supporting rethink their communications efforts. For advice on how to be that high impact agent of change supporting communications strategies once on a board, we asked Janet Falk, a communications maven, for advice. Why Communications: Why Now, Why It Matters. Communications activities at nonprofit organizations, sadly, are often considered an expense, rather than an investment.

NTEN Communications Roundtable December 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on communications struggles, lessons, and best practices for working internationally. Bit it also comes with very real obstacles for communication: from translation and language barriers to cultural differences that may impact your programs or reception of your services. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtable

10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To date, Nonprofit Tech for Good has trained 49,000 nonprofit, charity, and NGO staff worldwide on how to succeed in online communications and fundraising. 2017 is the final year of free webinars for nonprofits ( view final schedule ).

NTEN Communications Roundtable November 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on all those messages, appeals and campaigns that stack up this time of the year. Tags: 2010 presentation appeals communications nten roundtable Date : November 9th, 2010. Location : Phone & online chat.

Is Face-to-Face Communication Gone in the Digital Age?

SocialFish

But that does not mean they don’t want and need face-to-face communication. But there is one area where many people make an incorrect assumption about Millennials: the importance of face-to-face communication.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Marketing & Communications. Marketing & Communications / #DigiStratNY / @IEGroup. Marketing & Communications. Now they are an integral and critical part of our organization’s operations, on par with fundraising, communications, and other core functions.

Five Actions to Enable an Efficient Two-Way Communication

Connection Cafe

It is mandatory to have people to rely on if you wish to be successful and have an efficient communication strategy. The perfect scenario is a two-way communication with actual interactions and feedback from your audience. Is your communication interactive?

Is Your Communication Style Engaging Constituents?

Frogloop

Have your communication goals changed? In January, the Nonprofit Marketing Guide released the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trend Report , alongside an infogrpahic to break the data into easily digestible chunks.

Email Communication in 2010

NetWits

Email is still a powerful way to communicate with your constituents. A report by technology market research firm The Radicati Group estimates that there are 1.4 billion email users in 2009, expected to rise to 1.9 billion by 2013. The same source suggests that some 247 billion emails are sent each day in 2009

Do you need help crafting a donor communications plan?

SocialFish

Are you communicating with your supporters too often—or not enough? for an all-day workshop on crafting a donor communications plan. Your organization does great work, but do your donors understand it fully? Is that channel the right one to connect with your best prospects?

What The Most Successful CEOs Know About Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Communications expert David Grossman of Your Thought Partner awhile back published a white paper – What the most successful CEOs know: how internal CEO communications shapes financial performance.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona. communications donors

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2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

All of these questions are answered in the Nonprofit Marketing Guides’ 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Highlights include: Top goals for nonprofit communication directors in […]. Are you curious how your nonprofit’s marketing stacks up against your peers?

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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

As we begin to invade the workforce, there is a noticeable shift towards a more open style of communication as well as an increase in the usage of social media. like it or not, this method of communication is no longer a trend, but a solid means of interaction.

Communicating in Times of Crisis

See What's Out There

We are humans before we are communications professionals, and when crisis strikes it can be challenging to balance emotions with professional actions. The post Communicating in Times of Crisis appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy crisis communications emergency response Haiti Syria

The 12 Golden Rules Of Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. Communicating Communication Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Top 10 Barriers Communicators Face

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The person I turn to for effective communication advice, David Grossman, released last fall an eBook called, Top 10 Barriers Communicators Face: How to Get Your Leader on Board with Internal Communication. Communicating Communication Barriers David Grossman

Is Your Year-End Communication Up To Snuff?

NetWits

Our interactive analytics team wanted to know just how much procrastination has impacted overall email performance. Email Marketing Online Fundraising benchmarks data end of year fundraising

Five Steps to Successful Crisis Communications

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” At the time, Chuck was a staff member for Historic New Orleans. It underscored the idea that nonprofits, like your family, should have a disaster communications plan. My colleagues at Big Duck have put together a terrific webinar on this topic for this Friday.

How to Apply Social to Communications

SocialFish

Do you work in the Communications Department? Social media has created a culture of communication, where a single person can reach thousands–or even millions of people with no more effort than it takes to tweet. Social media is a vital part of association communications.