Insights

What we’re thinking and learning about right now, news that matters to nonprofits, and events and happenings in and around TSNE MissionWorks and the NonProfit Center.

Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant, Third Sector New England
Effective media advocacy campaigns start with an advocacy plan. A roadmap for creating this plan was provided by the Progressive Communicators Network’s Tom Louie to attendees at the Be the Media! mini-conference on November 30, 2011. According to Louie,... → More
Feb 13 2014 | Adapted from an article by Diane Boudreau by Denise Moorehead
Don’t let your nonprofit’s message get lost in the daily flood of information. → More
Feb 13 2014 | by Daniel F. Bassill, President Tutor/Mentor Connection
Looking for Cross City, Cross State, Collaboration? Websites that aggregate knowledge support the efforts of thousands of others who are looking to apply this type of knowledge in program improvement, problem solving and innovation. This is the role of Tutor/... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Dorie Clark
It makes perfect sense: of course you want to get your organization’s good deeds covered by the press. But for many nonprofit organizations, there is often a detour on the road between goals and reality. Resources are limited, and it can often seem like a... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Hyoun Park Aberdeen Group
Hyoun Park, research editor at Aberdeen Group, shares research and advice on ways nonprofit organizations can use videoconferencing to save time and money, especially in these challenging times. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz
In his recent e-newsletter, Rick Schwartz, nonprofit communications expert, discussed Rudolf Flesch, the Flesch Kincaid Readability Test and recommendations for writing your nonprofit's materials "in plain English." What follows is an excerpt... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Kristen Saulnier, Communications Assistant TSNE
In a previous post, we learned the basic steps you need to take to plan for a media advocacy campaign, courtesy of PCN’s Tom Louie at the Be the Media! mini-conference in November 2011 at TSNE's NonProfit Center. Now, let’s look at the next step: message... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Myrna Greenfield, Principal Good Egg Marketing
In the previous article, marketing professional Myrna Greenfield recommended best practices about making connections on LinkedIn. In this final installment of a multipart series, she discusses several ways to keep in touch with and develop these connections. → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Andrea Berry
As nonprofits look for new ways to raise money in the digital age, email fundraising is beginning to stand out as a compelling option. Many of the larger and nationally active nonprofits already use this approach to save money and reach broader constituencies... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Ryan Allis and Denise Moorehead
Email marketing has gotten a bad rap because of the dozens of unsolicited emails we all receive daily (hundreds weekly) from spammers. According to a 2003 Michigan State study by Susan Chang and Mariko Morimoto, most people would rather receive junk mail,... → More

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