Communications


8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part III

Posted on 21 January 2011

In parts I & II of this article, I have listed six different goals that should be set at a community-wide non-profit summit meeting.  These goals so far are: Make a thorough introduction of each group and person that goes beyond the casual niceties of most meetings. Launch a brainstorming session that lists the problems [...]

8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part II

Posted on 20 January 2011

In the first part of this article, I recommended that you/your non-profit organization plan to host a summit meeting with as many of the non-profit groups in your community as you can gather in one place at one time. Once at this summit, I started listing goals that you should strive to accomplish. The first [...]

8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part I

Posted on 19 January 2011

I have a suggestion for anyone working at a non-profit organization in a town that has multiple non-profits. I think you should get together and schedule a non-profit summit. And you, yes you- the person reading this article- should be the one to make the phone calls to put it together.  Why you?  Well, if [...]

What to Do When You Fail to Meet Your Fundraising Goal

Posted on 13 January 2011

Alright, so your major fundraiser event is over. Your self-imposed deadline has come and gone. Now comes the part when you add all the donations up, subtract your expenses, and find out if you met your goal. Hopefully, you have not only met your goal, but you have wildly exceeded it. However, that isn’t always [...]

Three Ways to Define Your Target Audience

Posted on 17 June 2010

Kivi Leroux Miller, author ofThe Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, advises small nonprofits who are creating quick-and-dirty marketing plans to start by defining their target audience. Here she shares three ways to do that. When nonprofit marketing and fundraising programs fail, organizations too frequently blame the tactics. [...]

Video: Caught in a Cat Romance (thanks to San Francisco SPCA)

Posted on 20 May 2010

If you think all nonprofit communications have to be serious, think again. Kudos to the San Francisco SPCA for creatively jumping on a hot topic while promoting their mission. Warning: watching this video may cause abrupt laughter, inability to stop singing this song and warm fuzzies.

3 Publications Every Non Profit Office Should Subscribe To

Posted on 18 March 2010

Staying up to date with news related to the non profit sector and your interest area in particular can boost the success of your group. By scanning these three publications you can: Discover information about your key supporters Identify possible new donors Stay up to date with current events that impact your cause Review case [...]