April 21, 2015

5 Communications Lessons Learned Working at an Anti-Poverty Nonprofit

by Caroline Avakian

This post was originally published in the Huffington Post. Photo courtesy of Trickle Up. By: Caroline Avakian The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world’s targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions. The MDGs target date expires this year, and as we collaboratively build out new goals for the next 15 years, it will be critical that … Continue reading

March 9, 2015

Three simple ways to dramatically increase website traffic from Facebook

by John Haydon

Although Facebook has decreased newsfeed exposure (reach) for Facebook Pages, they have increased newsfeed exposure for links people share with their Facebook friends.   Right now, take a look at your own News Feed and look at the number of links from friends versus links from Pages. My News Feed has 1 link (or less) from a Page for every 10 links from friends. Clearly, Facebook puts my … Continue reading

February 23, 2015

Photos no longer get more reach on Facebook

by John Haydon

You’ve no doubt heard the advice that posting photos will help you get more reach on Facebook. That advice has been tried and true for years, until now. According to a study by SocialBakers, photos now get less organic reach than videos, links, and even text updates. In fact, videos are now the king of the News Feed! Socialbakers analyzed … Continue reading

January 12, 2015

Nonprofit Communications Trends Report for 2015

by John Haydon

As a consultant and trainer in the nonprofit community, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. And it’s here! Kivi published the first Nonprofit Communications Trends Report back in 2011, surveying 780 nonprofits. For the most recent report, Kivi surveyed 1,535 nonprofits – mostly in the US. Highlights from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report are … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

9 tips for using Twitter to tap into #globaldev community

by Guest

Post by Gemma McNeil-Walsh Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises If you were to ask me what my most useful resource during a three-year undergraduate development studies degree has been, I think the answer might surprise you: Twitter. Although I initially joined Twitter so that I could join in on my housemates’ banter about cupcakes and Ryan Gosling … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

7 tips for your nonprofit communications plan

by John Haydon

Photo by J.D. Lasica How to maximize and follow through on your communications goals Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses. If you’re like most nonprofit communicators, you have a list of specific quarterly or yearly goals. No doubt they include growing your e-mail list, acquiring new donors and increasing engagement on your Facebook updates. But whatever … Continue reading