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Two policies that can save your brand's bacon

Written By: Grant Ainsley
July 12, 2017

Does your organization have a communications policy and/or a social media policy? Read on to find out why you should!

High-context communications in a low-context virtual world

Written By: Ben Ziegler
November 30, 2016

Improve your online communications with these easy tips.

Seven ways to break down workplace silos

Written By: Sondi Bruner
November 5, 2012

Does your organization suffer from silos?

Five ways to improve internal communications at your nonprofit

Written By: Sondi Bruner
July 4, 2011

Nonprofit organizations spend a lot of time and energy communicating with external audiences, which include donors, volunteers, board members, reporters, politicians and policymakers. But are you neglecting to communicate with one of the most crucial target audiences of all — your own staff?

Positioning your organization for success

Written By: Vince Hyman
June 23, 2008

There's a lot of buzz about the marketing tool of "positioning" these days. The term can be a bit confusing. In this article, we're going to define positioning and walk you through six steps that help you craft a positioning statement for your organization.

Workplace Chatter: How communications can impact your bottom line

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 17, 2007

No matter what size, type or mission it pursues, an organization needs to implement effective internal communication procedures. Here are some tips and tricks

Communications audits: How effectively are you communicating?

Written By: Susan Scott
August 27, 2007

A communications audit is a way to monitor and evaluate communications and marketing efforts - in this case, in our organizations - to gauge effectiveness.

Talk amongst yourselves: How internal communications can impact your mission

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 20, 2007

When an organization ignores internal communciations, the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your employees and volunteers informed.

Through the volunteers' eyes: What volunteers want nonprofits to know about effectively involving them

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
April 24, 2006

Happy National Volunteer Week! In the midst of the festivities, let's pause for a quieter, more reflective way to recognize our volunteers...by listening to them as they share their thoughts and ideas.

Sharing your files: How to store, back up and share documents and projects

Written By: Gillian Kerr
December 12, 2005

Why file backup is important and how to do it properly.

Summer roundup of new technology

Written By: Gillian Kerr
August 4, 2005

Open source software reviews, using Google maps, new SharePoint applications and a promising online calendar.

A framework for personal and organizational success

Written By: Ron Robinson
April 18, 2005

A framework to help manage the process of implementing your strategic plan and linking it to the day-to-day work of your staff.

Using social networks to manage organizations

Written By: Gillian Kerr
July 6, 2002

How individual roles within a social network can benefit an organization.

Collaborative tools: Groove and SharePoint

Written By: Gillian Kerr
May 11, 2002

Case studies on collaborative online organizational tools Groove and SharePoint.

Communicating effectively

Written By: Monika Penner
March 18, 2002

Tips for effective communication and active listening.

Unified messaging: Using telephone systems more effectively

Written By: Gillian Kerr
December 7, 2001

Unified messaging, integrated telephone and data systems for nonprofits.

How people in remote locations can work on the same document

Written By: Jayne Cravens
January 1, 2000

The key to sharing documents isn't your computer technology; it's how your humans save and share information.