Low Cost Tools to Create Your Own Infographic

Infographics—a visual that displays numbers, charts, or just words to help present a message—can be a very useful part of a nonprofit's communication mix. They can help convince supporters to support a particular campaign or present information to help constituents. Straightforward infographics can ...
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Putting Data into Action With Infographics

Your nonprofit collects all kinds of data. Maybe you've analyzed it and figured out how much of an impact your organization is making on your community. Now what? How do you show the rest of the world?
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Locking Down Your Email With Encryption

I met Matt Eshleman, Chief Technology Officer at Community IT, at NTC 2018 in New Orleans. After sitting through his session, I asked if he'd be willing to answer a few questions for our blog, and he graciously agreed. Thanks for taking the time to respond to our questions, Matt!
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Messaging as a Channel for Nonprofit Audience Acquisition and Engagement

In a recent eNews, I wrote that nonprofit leaders to be paying attention to messaging as an important technology trend. Since then, I had a chance to ask some questions of Michael Sabat, an expert on messaging for nonprofits. He explained what messaging is, why it matters, and what steps a ...
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Ask the Expert: Avoiding Missteps in a Web Redesign Project

The road to web redesign is riddled with potholes. But there are straightforward ways to avoid a misstep. Brooke Thomson spoke about this at a recent workshop hosted by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the International Association of Business Communicators Minnesota Chapter. Brooke, Scott ...
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How VoIP Helps Support the Business Needs of Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations often run very lean, which can mean that the same person performs a variety of different tasks. When you have an individual who is most comfortable doing marketing and is also tasked with maintaining a complex traditional phone system, there's a high possibility that ...
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3 Communications Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have

Communication is a big part of a nonprofit organizations success, and there are a few key tools that can help you better spread your mission. These tools will help not only communicate your cause to the public, but also work more strategically and efficiently within your organization - whether ...
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SMS Case Study: Text Messaging Helps a School Community Grow

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. The Jewish population in particular has grown by 70 percent since 2001, according to a study commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. While the population is growing, enrollment in local Jewish private schools and summer ...
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The Best-Laid Plans of Nonprofit Marketers

The other day I checked my inbox and found an email from a social marketing tool I had tried out recently. I typically tune out these sorts of messages, expecting them to be yet another ask to upgrade to a paid account. However, this time I opened the email to find a short message about a new ...
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