Topic: Digital Communications

3 Days Left: Tips & Inspiration for Submitting your 16NTC Session Ideas

June 23, 2015
Whether you’ve thought about it for weeks and are crafting the perfect submission, or just got wind of this opportunity - the deadline is the same: Friday, June 26.

Five Can’t-Miss NPTech Opportunities

June 4, 2015
Did you miss the news? There's a lot going on, and we don't want you to miss out!

What to Consider When You’re Considering Investing (In Video)

August 23, 2012
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: producing video in-house at your organization isn't as scary as it sounds. More than ever before, orgs are using video as their primary vehicle for communicating their issues and telling the stories of their cause while the tech becomes easier for laymen to use. That's not to say that you don't need at least one professionally produced video. You do. But orgs rarely have the budgets to hire pros (like my team) to create every piece of video content. Creating your second tier video content in-house is within reach. First, you need to know how to navigate the galaxy of good, bad and in-between products that is the video marketplace. Here's a roundup of gear and other things to think about from a seasoned producer's point of view.

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources

August 21, 2012
Back in January, I wrote a post about Pinterest as a curation tool to organize and share visual content I've collected in a visually pleasing visual way. As the platform has evolved over the past few months, I've been facilitating a few introductory workshops and briefings about Pinterest for nonprofits with a goal of explaining it, what it does, benefits, and examples of how nonprofits and others are using it. Chris Sietsama has a great piece, Abandonment Issues: What To Do With Content Archipelagos, in which he asks you to take a bird's eye view of your content and figure out if there is a content area that is "standing alone" and not integrated into your overall strategy. If you're just starting to think about adding Pinterest to your content strategy or if you jumped in before you had a strategy, you can do this type of questioning on the front end, perhaps coming up with a small experiment that supports an overall goal and a measurement strategy.

6 Great Interactive Data Visualization Tools (Part 2)

August 17, 2012
Welcome back for the second part of my series on interactive data visualization (dataviz) tools. In part one, we covered three cool tools for visualizing charts and graphs and many other data types on a webpage. In part two, we take a look at three more tools that are a bit more complex but have some incredible data visualization capabilities.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

August 16, 2012
We already know that Facebook is crushing it and that schools have an incredible opportunity to use the platform to deepen relationships with families, students and alumni. Here are some of the key findings/takeaways from my recent presentation on how schools and other nonprofits can leverage Facebook.