Communications

How to talk to people facing loss: Communication tips for front-line workers

Written By: Laurie M. Martin
August 2, 2012

Every day, nonprofit staff and volunteers help people facing trauma, financial loss, physical hurt, and stressful or frightening situations. But are you up to the task?

I Can Has: Memes for social good?

Written By: Claire Kerr
August 1, 2012

Is your organization taking advantage of internet memes?

22 high impact, low cost social media opportunities for nonprofits

Written By: Brad Aronson
July 26, 2012

Follow these tips to get the most out of social media.

What to do with a communications/marketing degree

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
July 24, 2012

Is a communications or marketing degree your ticket to a nonprofit career?

Does clicktivism count? A look at the effectiveness of online petitions

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 5, 2012

Ever wondered what impact online petitioning actually has on government?

Best practices in charity annual reporting: Top ten tips

Written By: The Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
June 29, 2012

Follow these annual reporting tips compiled by the judges of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards.

Infographics for charities & nonprofits: Here, there, everywhere!

Written By: Claire Kerr
June 27, 2012

Infographics are a fun way to share your organization's message with your online supporters.

Redefining ourselves: Building a foundational narrative for the nonprofit sector

Written By: Michelle Jondreau
June 21, 2012

Is the Canadian nonprofit sector still struggling to find its voice?

Media relations for nonprofits: A primer, reading list and advice from the pros

Written By: Benita Aalto
June 13, 2012

It's possible to create an effective media relations strategy for your nonprofit, even if you're starting from scratch.

Governance Q&A: Should charities advocate?

Written By: Jane Garthson
June 6, 2012

Should a charity divert monies from its programs to attempt to influence public policy?

Black Out Speak Out: Environmental charities protest in the dark

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 4, 2012

Canada's first nationwide website blackout is happening today.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

Written By: Susan Fish
May 31, 2012

Is it still important to have a mission statement in 2012?

From Lady Gaga to Titanic: Pepping up your nonprofit blog strategy

Written By: Claire Kerr
May 29, 2012

If the most recent item on your nonprofit organization’s blog is a media release or a link to your downloadable 2011-2010 financials, maybe it’s time to shake things up a little.

CharityVillage LIVE: Black Out Speak Out

Written By: CharityVillage
May 25, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation features Zoe Caron from WWF Canada, Eric Hebert-Daly from CPAWS and Bruce Cox from Greenpeace Canada.

Report redux: Annual reports get a facelift

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
May 23, 2012

These organizations are shaking up the world of annual reports.

Stunt philanthropy: Walking the talk, and why it’s working

Written By: Brock Smith
May 21, 2012

Celebrities and public figures are doing more for charity than simply writing a cheque.

What's your type?

Written By: Chris Rotolo and Eli Bennett
May 17, 2012

Your content may be captivating, but you will still lose your audience if it feels awkward to read - if it strains the eye. To ease those eyes and retain those readers, you need better typography.

Mobile: The next tech game-changer

Written By: JP Holecka
May 3, 2012

It's predicted that by 2014, mobile will be the preferred way of accessing the internet. Is your organization prepared for the shift to mobile browsing? Check out these tips for success.

Bite-sized social treats from the 2012 NTEN conference

Written By: Claire Kerr
April 30, 2012

NTC, and the complimentary mobile technology event Innogive, are two of the charitable sector's best opportunities to learn from and share with charities and nonprofits across North America. This year's NTC took place from April 3 to 5th in San Francisco, with Innogive leading in on April 2.

Why didn’t we think of that? Five innovative ideas for social change

Written By: Benita Aalto
April 30, 2012

Joggers who visit shut-ins. Helpful Harry Potter fans. An award that celebrates failure. These are just a few examples of innovative ideas for social change from across the country and around the world. What can your organization (whether muggle or magical) learn from them?

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