Giving a great speech that motivates and inspires is not easy. It requires finesse, tact, and knowledge. It’s easy when you work for a cause, to assume that giving a speech will be easier if you are passionate about the topic. After all, this isn’t … [more]

If you have ever wondered why you walked out of a media interview feeling mis-quoted and wanted to do something about it, then When the Headline is You: An Insider’s Guide to Handling the Media by Jeff Ansell, is for you. This messaging guide helps … [more]

The term “victim” has become a pet peeve for me. After working for so many years with nonprofits supporting survivors of trauma, I no longer like to see the word “victim” used solely to describe the amazing and courageous people … [more]

Need ideas for your end of the year messaging to invite donors to support your nonprofit? This free chat on Tuesday 1pm ET has great experts. Image licensed under Creative Commons.

If you are thinking about how to message your nonprofit’s fundraising … [more]

Nonprofit Quarterly ran an interesting article about the Kony 2012¬†campaign fizzling out. The writer looks at several issues, including issues with Invisible Children effectively mobilizing its base for Make Kony Famous and Cover the Night¬† on … [more]

Have you ever wondered how social media policies and engagement could enhance your nonprofit or association? And what others are doing in the field?

Last week I attended a great lunch presentation organized by PRSA-NCC’s Independent Public Relations[more]

USA Today reported a few days ago that a record number of homes are being donated to charities in the wake of the housing crisis. The numbers remain low, with Bank of America donating 150 homes in 2011, but there are plans for the financial institution to donate … [more]

Nonprofits at this time of year are often busy places – special events are sapping our time, end of the year fundraising is in full swing, and potential volunteers hoping to do some good are calling on the phone. On top of that, the needs of the cause … [more]

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