I am often amazed at how often I hear nonprofit organizations talk about hiring or using interns for social media. Inevitably, the organization has no presence on social media or a very limited one that is not updated. The person says they realize social media is an important communication stream today and that they need to “get [more]

Your blog can be a centerpiece for marketing your business, nonprofit organization or association, and I got some great tips from Deborah Brody at the 2013 PRSA Mid-Atlantic District Chesapeake Conference. I’ve followed Deborah on Twitter for a couple of years (@DBMC) and she always has great insights. Her presentation slides [more]

Internships play a vital role in helping young professionals make professional contacts, improve their skills, and see the real world links between what they are learning in the classroom and the real world. Here’s some tips on how to make the most of your internship with a nonprofit organization or an association:

Talk with your [more]

Show Some Love: Pay Your Interns

Monday, February 14, 2011

Unpaid internships are no stranger to nonprofit circles. When I worked with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate and with a youth agency, I frequently had unpaid public relations interns from a nearby college.

Sometimes working with the interns meant working with their curricular needs, like when a professor had them spend [more]

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