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11 Twitter Tips Every Nonprofit Needs to Follow

In case you were born yesterday or have been living underground for the past decade, Twitter is kind of a big deal. Especially for nonprofits. Thanks to its awesome potential for relationship building, fundraising and marketing, Twitter has become a bustling network for organizations to connect with their target audiences and each other. It’s […]

By |April 28th, 2014|How To, Non-Profit Resources, Social Media, Web|Comments Off on 11 Twitter Tips Every Nonprofit Needs to Follow

SEO Tips to Make Your Website Easily Searchable

In spite of the apparent domination of social media, your organization’s website is still your main identity online. While it may not be where you engage with supporters, it is where they’ll go when they want more from the relationship. There are many ways to drive traffic to your website, including email marketing, social […]

By |April 14th, 2014|How To, Tierney Gallagher, Web|Comments Off on SEO Tips to Make Your Website Easily Searchable

6 Fundraising Mistakes Nonprofits Make with Their Donors

The strength and wellbeing of a nonprofit organization relies on the effectiveness of its fundraising efforts. Most nonprofits are passionate about their cause and eager to make an impact. However, when you’re trying to accomplish big things, mistakes are easy to make. Fundraising is hard work and making mistakes is inevitable, but you can […]

By |April 7th, 2014|How To, Non-Profit Resources, Strategy, Tierney Gallagher, Tips|Comments Off on 6 Fundraising Mistakes Nonprofits Make with Their Donors

6 Exercises to Energize Your Group Brainstorm

In my recent post on “6 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Brainstorming Session,” I mentioned that starting off with a creative exercise is a great way to stimulate the imagination and spark productivity in your team. As a follow up, here are six exercises designed to stir up those creative juices and give […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Blog, How To, Tips|Comments Off on 6 Exercises to Energize Your Group Brainstorm

6 Steps for Creating Videos to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

More than half of the content on the Internet today is video. If your nonprofit isn’t already using video to tell your story, you should be! Video is not only great for your fundraising efforts, it can also be used for marketing and awareness, member development and relations, and advocacy. Video storytelling engages viewers […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Branding, Branding and Communications, How To, Non-Profit Resources, Social Media|Comments Off on 6 Steps for Creating Videos to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

How to Engage Your Audience with PowerPoint

If you’ve ever presented to an audience using PowerPoint, you know how difficult it can be to engage and keep the crowd focused. Aside from worrying about staying on time, remembering talking points and not fainting at the front of the room, presenters often worry about how to get the audience involved in the […]

By |March 17th, 2014|Blog, Creative and Design, How To, Katie Ward, Tips|Comments Off on How to Engage Your Audience with PowerPoint

6 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Brainstorming Session

Brainstorming is a great creative thinking technique. It can help organizations identify problems, find opportunities for doing things more effectively, and achieve better results. Getting a group to think creatively can open doors for discovery and invention. However, inspiring creativity in your team isn’t always easy. Here are six ways to enhance your next […]

By |March 10th, 2014|Creative and Design, How To|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Brainstorming Session

What more can I do?

Attending a professional organization meeting last Wednesday with my husband was a real treat for me. He always comes home after hearing the monthly speaker and is re-energized, re-focused and re-born at times. To my delight, the closed group offered to allow spouses to join the December gathering and hear their national organization’s Speaker-of-the-Year […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Blog, How To|Comments Off on What more can I do?

The Non-profit Press Conference: “Will you be on the 6:00 news?”

Do you remember the classic movie line “If you build it, he will come” from the 1989 American fantasy-drama, Field of Dreams? Farmer Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, hears a voice and sees a baseball diamond where his cornfield stands. The “he” that is being referred to is none other than Pickens-born, […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog, Crisis Communication, Debbie Nelson, Greenville Nonprofits, How To, Non-Profit Resources, Public Relations, Strategy|Comments Off on The Non-profit Press Conference: “Will you be on the 6:00 news?”

Ways to Celebrate Your Non-Profit’s Anniversary

It is the anniversary of your non-profit organization. This day commemorates all that you have accomplished since the day your staff opened its doors. It is also a testament of your perseverance in a tough economy where there is competing demand for limited resources, and it is also a signal of longevity, which to […]

By |May 1st, 2013|Blog, How To, Non-Profit Resources|Comments Off on Ways to Celebrate Your Non-Profit’s Anniversary

Nonprofit Matters: How to Join a Non-Profit Board

A year’s worth of planning came to fruition when Greenville recently hosted the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ annual conference, “Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit.” This three-day event was an opportunity for hundreds of small and large agencies from across our State, to gather and discuss the issues facing their sustainability. An agenda […]

By |April 5th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, How To|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: How to Join a Non-Profit Board

Choosing a Domain Name for Your Non-Profit

Running a successful nonprofit organization is connected in large part to how well the community, state, and/or nation knows your brand and is knowledgeable of the cause. One must be able to build a brand around their nonprofit and get its name out in the public in order to raise awareness, generate donors and […]

By |March 18th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, How To, Web|Comments Off on Choosing a Domain Name for Your Non-Profit

Branding 101: When Brand Experts Are Needed

Proper branding is essential for the success of a company and often presents itself as a much easier task than it truly is. Developing or redeveloping a company brand requires extensive research and prior knowledge in the branding world and is therefore not always a project of the business owner themselves, but rather a […]

By |March 15th, 2013|Blog, Branding, Branding and Communications, How To, Strategy, Tips|Comments Off on Branding 101: When Brand Experts Are Needed

Preparing for Your First Internship

An internship was once seen as a way to “get your foot in the door” in your particular area of interest. They were unpaid, rarely competitive, and consisted of mundane tasks such as getting coffee and making photocopies. If the opportunity didn’t present itself, one entered the career search with only a degree in […]

By |March 11th, 2013|Blog, How To, Public Relations, Tips|Comments Off on Preparing for Your First Internship

How to be a Successful PR Intern

Good internships are hard to come by and even harder to land. For most, an internship is an opportunity that can open so many doors to a successful future, especially in the public relations industry. I have spent the past five months interning at DNA Creative Communications in Greenville, South Carolina and have learned […]

By |March 6th, 2013|Blog, How To, Public Relations|Comments Off on How to be a Successful PR Intern

How to Introduce a Guest Speaker at a Professional Event

Speech introductions are more often than not hastily put together with little thought and minimal knowledge of the speaker known. Many do not realize that the introduction of a speech is actually a critical aspect of the speech as a whole and can greatly impact the presentation. A carefully crafted and thought out introduction […]

By |February 14th, 2013|How To, Public Relations|Comments Off on How to Introduce a Guest Speaker at a Professional Event