October 20, 2014

How to create a free content calendar with Google Calendar

John HaydonSometimes it’s the little things that count. Often I come across nonprofit professionals who keep an online calendar and want to share events, content or information with some of their colleagues.

Well, it’s pretty easy to create a collaborative calendar and to make it private or public.

In the 45-second video above, I’ll show you a super easy and helpful way to create a shared content calendar using Google Calendar.

January 29, 2013

A messaging calendar is not a content calendar

An editorial calendar, or content calendar — not to be confused with a messaging calendar.

Your strategy begins with a single step: Planning

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, general public.

JD LasicaYou can’t be blamed if you’re a little confused by recent discussions in the nonprofit world about the need to create a content calendar. Yes, it’s true, a meaningful strategy for your organization starts with planning.

But what exactly is a content calendar?

There are no hard and fast rules about this. But I thought it would be helpful to nonprofits and other organizations, which often survive day by day, to get granular about what exactly should go into these planning documents. Continue reading