Blogging

Photos for Nonprofit Blog
Online Resources

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Where to Get Photos for Your Nonprofit’s Blog

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that you need to include photos on your blog posts or in your email newsletters.  Maybe you’ve made some simple Google searches and didn’t like what you found, maybe you’re worried about the legality of borrowing someone else’s image, or maybe all the searching just took too much time. …

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Starting a Nonprofit Blog
Web Content

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7 Questions to Ask When Starting a Nonprofit Blog

Deciding to start a blog is no minor feat.  In fact, if you’re ready to set one up, I’m sure you’ve debated whether or not your nonprofit should have a blog in the first place. If you’re reading this post, I’ll assume you decided to take a shot at a blog.  Well congrats!  Blogging can…

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Student Writing
Web Content

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The Impact of Small Moment Storytelling on Website Content

I used to teach kindergarten.  This is relevant, I promise.  One of the highlights for me was getting to read the writing of 29 creative little minds, uninhibited by conventions or, at times, reality.  It always amazed me that shortly after we moved past the basics of putting pencil to paper, genuine stories started to…

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Boy and Dog at Computer
Web Content

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Ask Supporters to Blog for Your Nonprofit

Most of the organizations we talk to believe in the benefits of having a blog.  The issue is rarely why they should have a blog.  It’s more often a matter of how they can find time to maintain it. Like many organizations, nonprofits are often strapped for spare time.  And while a blog can seem…

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Audience
Web Content

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Figuring Out Who the Heck You’re Writing For

It’s remarkable how one simple question can have a profound impact on the effectiveness of your communication.  Next time you sit down to write, regardless of whether it’s an individual blog post or your overall website content, ask yourself: Who’s this for? Establishing clarity as to who your audience is prior to writing can help…

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Thumbs Down Negative Comment
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How to React to a Negative Comment on Your Blog

If you’ve ever written for a blog, there’s a good chance you’ve felt the fear of the negative comment. Whether or not you’ve actually had to face a strong dissenter on a post you’ve written, I’ll bet you’ve at least thought about the possibility that someone could vehemently disagree with whatever it is you’ve written….

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Blog Categories
Marketing Strategy

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Making Blog Categories More Useful

I’m going to start this post with a confession.  Until a few months ago we had some questionable categories on our blog.  We had a category called “File Sharing” that I think had three posts.  We had “Internet Browsing” which I can’t really define or justify.  We had the inexplicable “Online Music” category that I…

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Write Better Blog Titles
Web Content

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5 Tips to Write Better Blog Titles

Just because you build it doesn’t mean anyone’s going to come.  Yeah, it worked for that farmer in Iowa, but all he did was plow under his corn and summon some dead baseball legends.  In the vastness of the internet, there’s a lot of great content that never gets seen. While there’s no guarantee that…

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