Topic: Digital Communications

Make a tastier communications cake: A recipe for multichannel marketing

July 17, 2017
Digital marketing strategies come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you don't have a fully baked strategy, you probably have all the ingredients you need. So let's mix it up!
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How I learned to code (and you should too)

July 3, 2017
Way back in the late 1990s, I learned HTML on a whim. I had no idea the effect it would have on my career, and how it would eventually change my life.
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Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice

June 14, 2017
There is a huge opportunity for organizations and activists to use automation in constructive ways that further social justice causes, but doing so is not without risk. What follows is a set of questions aimed at helping advocates better understand the challenges and risks that bots and automated activism present.
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Your digital strategy is not optional

May 1, 2017
Your organization’s website is at the crux of how people relate to your organization and its work. When something is wrong, it hurts your ability to attract, engage, and convert the people you need.

Level Up with the 2017 Digital Outlook Report

March 20, 2017
The 2017 Digital Outlook Report is here, and it may surprise you or reaffirm your strategic decisions and investments this year. Data from hundreds of organizations across the globe has guided the findings — see how you compare!
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Will Nonprofit Advocacy Be Transformed by the Resistance?

March 17, 2017
For the nonprofit community to continue being seen as relevant to new generations of activists, we must measure our reputations for effectiveness alongside our list sizes.
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How to Create Wicked Simple Volunteer Email Campaigns That Inspire Supporters

March 2, 2017
For nonprofits and membership-based organizations, volunteer management can feel overwhelming. There are often too many people and not enough time to maintain a personal touch with every person. Automated “drip campaigns” can be a simple way to stay in touch, nurture relationships, and even weave together requests for time and cash contributions.
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How To Keep Up with Changes to Social Media You Already Use

February 20, 2017
It’s time to trash the idea of an unalterable five-year, three-year, or even one-year social media strategy. Devise a nimble and malleable social media strategy that can be refined when your nonprofit learns, adapted when your organizational goals shift, and evolved when social media changes and changes some more.

Are Technology Investments Curbing NGO Impact?

February 15, 2017
Is your organization overemphasizing mobilization? If you’re prioritizing mobilizing over organizing, your digital supporters may be falling into a black hole when they’re ready for more.
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Our Banner Ads Are On Breitbart?!

February 14, 2017
Over the past few years, the ever-more-precise targeting of people wherever they go on the Internet has been an amazing development for nonprofits who want to reach their current supporters and potential new audiences. But there are places you just don’t want your ads to appear—and websites you don’t want to get a dollar of your ad budget.