Nonprofit Brand

Nonprofit Strategic Communication: Internal Branding and Messaging

If you are working to master the messaging of your mission to share with the public, start by looking within. Sounds very spiritual doesn’t it? But really, good nonprofit strategic communication begins within an organization before ever setting out to share with everyone else.  Before you communicate with an audience, [...]

By |2021-04-15T12:04:24-04:00April 20th, 2021|Donor Communications, Nonprofit Brand|

A Tale of Two Worlds: Should I Start a Socially Responsible Business or a Nonprofit?

Perhaps the most challenging concept for corporations to implement is that of “Corporate social responsibility.” This is a corporation's willingness and ability to be socially responsible and help the community – both the local community they serve as well as more marginalized global communities.  The concept of philanthropy however is [...]

Not Your Mother’s Nonprofit Case Statement

When you work in the fundraising space, sometimes it seems as though you refurbish the same materials. Grants language? Check the latest proposal, or if you are very organized, a master proposal that contains updated language. Impact? Check the annual report. Heartwarming stories? Check your annual appeal letter. While writing [...]

By |2020-02-25T15:56:37-05:00February 26th, 2020|Nonprofit Brand, Strategic Planning|

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Have 1920s/Gatsby-Themed Fundraising Galas

Now that we've entered a new decade (by that I mean it's now the 2020s; I know there wasn't a year zero or whatever), an ever-popular theme for fundraising events has renewed life: the 1920s or Great Gatsby-themed gala. Not since 2013 when the Leonardo DiCaprio-led movie adaptation was released [...]

Want to Speak at a Nonprofit Conference? 8 Things I Wish I’d Known:

Have you ever wondered who these ‘expert’ speakers are that you see presenting at nonprofit conferences? How did they get in that position and how, when you’re ready to push yourself out of your comfort zone, can you get there? It’s not just about testing yourself and doing something different. [...]

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