5 Tips for Successful Nonprofit Communications

Nonprofits in our valley haven’t had the easiest year this year with loss of budgets, operations issues and board member shakeups. Despite what the challenge may be, it is always essential to keep nonprofit communications clear and concise while emphasizing their mission. Here are five tips to take into consideration for effective nonprofit communications.

Hack It Up!

You would think that I should be smart and savvy when it comes to my Facebook account.  I work in the advertising business and we handle a high volume of social media, so I should be a smarty-pants, right? WRONG!

Where Do You Go For Inspiration?

Over the course of my design career, I’ve discovered some pretty awesome websites that inspire, teach and facilitate the design process. Check out some of my very favorites:

Is Facebook A.I. Creepy or Not So Bad?

“Facebook’s artificial intelligence robots shut down after they start talking to each other in their own language.” Sounds scary, doesn’t it?

As soon as I heard the news, I threw away my previous idea for a blog topic and decided to focus on this news, but it’s not as interesting as one would think after reading headlines about, “creepy Facebook AI.”

Pass The Heinz

If you’ve read my bio on this website (and if you haven’t, you should) then you’ve seen that print advertising is what drew me to my career.

A Good Book Can Change Your Life

I’d like to consider myself a student of the world, constantly consuming books, podcasts, articles and TedTalks during every waking moment of the day. I listen to podcasts or books on tape while I’m getting ready in the morning, during my commute to work, during exercise and at various times throughout the day.

Are Consumers Forgetful, Forgiving or Detached?

On April 9, 2017, the entire world was shocked and aghast as it watched a viral video show three large security personnel forcefully drag a man, screaming, kicking and bloodied in resistance, off of a United Airlines flight because the airline had overbooked the plane.

Top 3 PR Lessons Learned from Nugget Boy from Reno, Nevada

If you keep your finger on the pulse of all things viral and pop culture, I’m sure you’ve already heard about a teenager from Reno, Nevada who tweeted Wendy’s with a proposition - how many retweets needed for a FREE year’s supply of nuggets. Wendy’s replied, 18 million. 

FREE! - Take it or Leave it?

Since the beginning of professional advertising, the word “free” has held a lofty status as being the fail-safe word to use in an ad to gain immediate attention. Today’s consumer may have evolved beyond that positive reaction. Have you?